- Height: 55m
- Pitches: 3
- Breakdown: 7, 6, 8
- Ascents: 427
- Description:© (glenn_9)
The first climb done in the 'Organ Pipes'. A very pleasant outing.
Start: Start 8 metres left of big dead gum tree.
20m (7) Follow crack, or face just left of crack, up buttress to ledge and plaque to climbing pioneer Bob Craddock (who died in a car accident).
25m (6) Step up and right around to the front of buttress and up to belay left of big tilted boulder.
10m (8) Up short wall just left of boulder then up flaring chimney. An alternative to this pitch is to traverse left for 3 metres above the void and then climb the steep wall 7 metres left of the chimney. Optional fourth pitch is grade 10: From big ledge climb steep wall on right and finish up a crack on the left of the pinnacle. No one seems to do this these days but it is quite good.
- 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).
First Ascent: Steve & Bob Cradock. Rob Taylor had previosly climbed the first pitch., 1963
Located in Organ Pipes approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|8||Community registered grade|
|7 **||ACA Route Register|
|7||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|7||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|7,6,8||Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed|
|8||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
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