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Emergency Location: Mount Arapiles, Pinnacle Face / Tip Toe Ridge Area

Access issues inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park

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).


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Nice line and rock but still a little shrubby. From the top of this it is a short scramble to the base of 'Mentor' so Kermit/Mentor/The Protege could provide an interesting outing.

Start: Start 30 m L of 'Wedding Tackle'.

FA: Kieran Loughran & Meg Sleeman, 1995

From left gain faint groove which slants up left

FA: Chris Baxter & Sue Baxter, 1986

Start at very toe of buttress, a few metres right of 'Wedding Tackle'. Climb to prow to finish direct.

FA: Chris Baxter & Sue Baxter, 1986

Seam 1-2 metres right of 'Earthly Pleasures'.

FA: Chris Baxter & Sue Baxter, 1986

Crack through bulge just right of Lusts Of The Flesh.

FA: Chris Baxter & Sue Baxter, 1986

Start: Line R of 'Carnal Intent'.

FA: Loughran & Sleeman, 1996

Face between 'Identifying Bill Clinton' and Hillary's Dog

FA: Bert Levy (solo), 2000

Start: Short line R of IBC.

FA: Loughran & Sleeman, 1996

At left end of low cave, line leads to small roof. Up right to finishing groove.

FA: Keith Egerton, 2000

Line 4 metres right of 'Rumour'. Pull on to white bloc; up and left

FA: Keith Egerton, 2000

Aesthetic thin crack 3 metres right of 'Scuttlebutt'.

FA: Keith Egerton, 2000

Steep crack 4 metres right of 'Furphy' and left of gully.

FA: Keith Egerton, 1984

Maybe worthwhile as an approach for 'The Protege'.

FA: Ed Neve & Keith Lockwood, 1977


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