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A few good moves up the front of the 'D Major' buttress.

Start: Start at the lowest point of the 'D Major' Buttress.

  1. 30m (16) Up easily till face steepens, up face to crack in buttress.

  2. 20m (16) Start up chimney just left of 'D Major' then step left above roof to front of juggy buttress.

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: Chris Baxter & Rod Young, 1976


Located in Organ Pipes approx:
Long/Lat: 141.844740,-36.760869

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Route Grade Citations

16 Community registered grade
15 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
15 Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed
16 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
16 ACA Route Register

Route quality

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Overall quality score: 48%

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