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The first climb done in the 'Organ Pipes'. A very pleasant outing.

Start: Start 8 metres left of big dead gum tree.

  1. 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).

  2. 25m (6) Step up and right around to the front of butress and up to belay left of big tilted boulder.

  3. 10m (8) Up short wall just left of boulder then up flaring chimney. An alternative to this pitch is to traveres 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 ledgeclimb steep wall on right and finish up a crack on the left of the pinnacle. Noone seems to do this these days but it is quite good.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Steve and Bob Cradock. Rob Taylor had previosly climbed the first pitch., 31 Dec 1963


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

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Route Grade Citations

7 ** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
7 ** ** ACA Route Register
7 *** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
8 Principal
8 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
7,6,8 Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 61%

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