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Start just R of the original arete start for 'Aardvark'.

The black groove to the ledge, then the short steep thin crack above

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: Ian Speedie & John McLean (aid), 1966

  • First Ascent: freed to the break at 19M3 by Alec Campbell, 1966

  • First Free Ascent: Dave Jones & Rich Heap, 1996


Located in D Minor Pinnacle approx:
Long/Lat: 141.845178,-36.761236

Route Grade Citations

28 Community registered grade
19, M3 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
28 ACA Route Register
28 * Arapiles, Selected Climbs

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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