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Table of contents
- Access Issues: inherited from Arapiles
- Descent Notes:
Rap from chains at top of Didgeridoo.
- 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).
FA: Hoskins, Pritchard, Wilkins, 1995
The left arete of the 'Didgeridoo' buttress (the abseil route) looks good but protection is fiddly and there's a large hollow block that would ruin your day if it came off.
Start: As for Didgeridoo/Horn Piece.
FA: Keith Lockwood, Halvard Andersen-Dalheim., 1984
Will Scobie 3 years ago|
Sandy Lamond 6 years ago
On the 'Didgeridoo' Pipe. Veers left from 'Horn Piece' near the top, avoiding the bulging headwall. This climb originally started up a short crack up on the right side of the pipe but this is not much fun. Very sustained at the grade.
Start: As for 'Horn Piece'.
FA: Ian Speedie, Garry Kerkin, Mike Stone., 1965
Craig Brownlie 7 months ago|
Christopher Lean 7 months ago
Very good and sustained. Take lots of small wires and cams.
FA: Chris Baxter, Matt Taylor, 1976
Michael Salt 5 months ago|
Rod Smith 5 months ago
Start: Start at a crack just right of the second pitch of 'Conifer Crack'
FA: Wayne Maher, Peter Cunningham, Peter Watling, 1981
Paul Badenoch 12 months ago|
Jason Morton 1 years ago