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Description:© (Breezy)

Named after the key that has "two sharp pitches".

Start: Start below the major line capped by a huge chockstone on the right wall of the pipe

  1. 25m (10) Bridge up slick groove splitting bottom half of the buttress and under the boulder. It's a good idea to belay on top of the boulder.

It is possible to escape here through the narrow cleft to the left between Piccolo Pipe and D Major Pipe

  1. 25m (10) From top of the boulder climb steep juggy buttress to chimney finish. An alternative to this pitch is to climb the chimney to the left. This is very narrow.
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: Bruce Hocking & Mike Stone, 1964


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

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Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 64%

Lead Styles

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