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Thin and glassy.

Start 2 metres right of 'The Philosopher'

Climb past 2 bolts to join 'The Philosopher' (ignore third bolt out right). At first horizontal traverse right to flake which is followed to 'Cadenza'.

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: Jean-Marc Troussier, 1984


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

Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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