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Description:© (koala)

Beautiful, sustained first pitch followed by a short hard section.

Start: Start below the well-chalked thin cracks taking the middle of the wall right of 'D Major'.

  1. 25m (14) Sustained climbing up the thin cracks to the big cave.

  2. 25m (16) Move towards the front of the buttress and climb a short, difficult corner. Continue easily.

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 Dewhirst & Phillip Stranger., 21 Jan 1968


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

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Route Grade Citations

16 Community registered grade
15** Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed
16 Danger Darren
16 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
16 ** ACA Route Register
17 Mark Gamble
17 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 65%

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