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Description:© (willmonks)

Surely one of the best route names in the country.

Start 3m R of 'The Fortress'. A slopey traverse R is protected by a bolt (stick clip). Up past two more bolts before heading L to the crack. Up more easily with trad gear and one more bolt to anchors.

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:

  • First Ascent: Geoff Weigand, Dec 1984


Located in Henry Bolte Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -36.751279,141.834806

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Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 82%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

tired crux sustained hard super fun cool nice good amazing great wicked awesome easy bad rest traverse

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