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An alpine-flavoured adventure that surely ranks as one of the finest routes of its grade in the world

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: Greg Lovejoy & Steve Craddock, 1963


Located in Pinnacle Face approx:
Long/Lat: 141.839151,-36.752372

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Route Grade Citations

5 Community registered grade
3 *** RockGUIDE: Victoria
3 *** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
5 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
5 *** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
5 *** *** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 81%

Lead Styles

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