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Description:© (kieranl)

Surprisingly steep climbing. Take the time to make sure that the protection in the horizontal breaks is secure as you are going to come very close to the ground, and the block, if something pulls.

Start: Start from the big block right of the overhung area.

Ethic: inherited from Arapiles

Mount Arapiles is first and foremost a trad climbing area. The few sport climbs tend to be in the higher grades where no natural pro is available.

Bolting, particularly retro-bolting, is discouraged and should only be undertaken after extensive consultation with the local climbers, first ascensionists, etc. Inappropriately placed bolts have been chopped.

Do not chip the rock.

Look after the park.

  • Stick to the paths.

  • Don't disturb the wildlife.

  • Routes near peregrine falcon nesting sites are closed in the spring.

  • Minimise the impact of your camping (fuel stoves not fires, take your rubbish with you, etc).

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: FRA: Matt Earl, Bruce Craig, Poven Pather. Had been climbed before by mistake & may even be the original line of Footloose., 1991

Location:  

Located in Watchtower Area approx:
Long/Lat: 141.838505,-36.751497

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Route Grade Citations

19 Principal
19 * * ACA Route Register
19 * A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
19 * Arapiles, Selected Climbs

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 57%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

tired crux sustained hard good fun classic short pinch rest reachy roof fiddly lip

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