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Table of contents
- Access Issues: inherited from Arapiles
Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.
- 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).
A good pump in the Organ Pipes?
FA: Hoskins, Wilkins, Pritchard, 1995
The first climb done in the 'Organ Pipes'. A very pleasant outing.
Start: Start 8 metres left of big dead gum tree.
FA: Steve and Bob Cradock. Rob Taylor had previosly climbed the first pitch., 31st Dec
FA: Bernie Lyons, Steve Craddock., 1965
A short, hard avoidable crux set amid a lot of easy climbing.
Start: Start as for 'Keyboard'.
FA: John Stone, Richard Evans.., 1979
Deep crack on left side of 'Conifer Crack' buttress. Take some large gear.
FA: Clive Parker, Chris Baxter., 1968
Very entertaining. Just be aware that at times you have to climb on large apparently detached blocks.
Start: Start 1 metre left of the big dead tree.
FA: Chris Davis, Ian Guild., 14th Jun
The central line up the 'Conifer Crack' buttress is unfortunately not very sustained. Also it has a habit of dealing out broken ankles to leaders falling at the end of the crux.
Start: Just right of 'Conifer Crack'.
FA: Kieran Loughran, Neil Barr., 1982
The gully between the second pitch of 'Conifer Crack' and the 'Red Wall'. For the conoisseur of chossy gully routes.
Start: At the first belay of 'Conifer Crack'.
FA: Mike Stone, Ian Speedie., 1965
Desperate for short people.
FA: Chris Baxter, Dave Moss., 1983