- Height: 48m
- Pitches: 2
- Ascents: 60
The deep cleft isn't the problem; it's the technical crack at the finish.
Start at the right-hand line in the cleft, as for "Serpent"
30m (15) Easily up right side of chimney to a big roof. Exit right and continue up on steep rock to a big ledge.
18m (17) Up thin, left-leaning corner crack to easy ground.
- 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).
First Ascent: Phillip Stranger, 1968
Located in South Mitre approx:
Route Grade Citations
|17||Community registered grade|
|17||★ A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|17||★ Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|17 *||★ ACA Route Register|
Overall quality score: 55%
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