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The first recorded route at 'Arapiles'.

The original route wandered around a lot more than the route as described here. It is fairly safe to say that all of the rock between 'Siren' and 'Ordinary Trees' has been climbed.

Start: Start on the right side of the 'Tiptoe Ridge' buttress, about 10 metres right of a major corner (Ordinary Trees), where two detached blocks are sitting just off the ground. There's an overhang about 6 metres up and a large dead tree marking the top of the pitch.

  1. 25m (4) Up the wall, passing the overhang on the left, then up to the dead tree.

  2. 40m (2) Up the easy face left of the scrubby gully to large ledge.

  3. 35m (5) Directly up face until about 8 metres below the Eagle's Eyrie (prominent cave). Traverse 8m metres left, passing under roof and up to ledge level with the Eagle's Eyrie. Climbing direct to the Eagle's Eyrie and then traversing left is grade 10

  4. 35m (4) Step left and up chimney right of 'Tiptoe Ridge', joining that route near the top.

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: Doug Angus, Bob Craddock, Peter Jackson, 16 Nov 1963

Location:  

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

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Route Grade Citations

4 Principal
4 * A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
4 ** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
5 ** ** ACA Route Register

Route quality

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Lead Styles

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