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Good linkup of the start of Philanthropist into the finish of Slap Happy that avoids the desperately hard start of Slap Happy. Gear is pumpy to place on top wall.

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).


Route History:

There is no known route history.


Located in Major Mitchell Gully approx:
Long/Lat: 141.844860,-36.757652

Route Grade Citations

21 Community registered grade
21 * Arapiles, Selected Climbs

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 57%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

pumped dyno crux desperate hard super great cool nice fall pockets technical crack

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