- Height: 120m
- Pitches: 5
- Ascents: 949
Start at the R end of the base of the buttress.
43m (12) Up the slab (some fiddly pro) to L facing corner. Up corner to ramp. Belay at top of ramp.
12m (12) Move around the arete, then up. Airy traverse L around the arete (grovel across or grab the undercling, lean back and find good holds above), and across the front face to belay on the nose.
20m (12, crux) Diagonally R across the face to a bottomless chimney. Belay at the top of the chimney.
15m (12) Up the steep juggy line to the Bard Terrace.
30m (12) Up the bottomless corner then R onto and up the wall.
- 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: Jim Newlands & Bruce Hocking, 1965
Located in Bard Buttress approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|12||Community registered grade|
|12 ***||ACA Route Register|
|12***||Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed|
|12||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|12||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
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