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Description:© (boardlord)

A pretty exciting wall climb which is bolt protected where it matters, but still requires a good head to deal with the small wire protection and unconventional moves prior to it. 1st pitch ends at a rap chain, but the 2nd pitch shouldn't be ignored.

Start: Start at the left-facing flake corner about halfway along the wall (Start of Celluloid Heroes).

  1. 27m (20) Climb crack or left wall for 4 metres and then move onto the right wall. Continue onwards with fiddly protection then bolts leading to roof. Move right beneath roof to vertical step and up to stance at higher roof.

  2. 27m (17) Traverse left under roof to tricky move and lip then more easily up.

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: Chris Dewhirst & Chris Baxter, 1968

Location:  

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

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Route Grade Citations

20 Community registered grade
20 ** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
20 ** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
20 ** ** ACA Route Register
20 ** RockGUIDE: Victoria

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 67%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

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