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Start: Start as for The Bard.

  1. 34m (-) Up the initial slab of The Bard, but instead of gaining the ramp via the easy corner on the L, step R and up a crack to the ramp. Belay at the top of the ramp.

  2. 25m (20) Take the line just L of the arete to a ledge. The face above has a tough committing move (although you can avoid it on the R), after which you move L and go up the arete. Move R at the scary loose blocks then up to ledge.

  3. 14m (-) Climb the R crack (R of Bard p4) to the Bard Terrace.

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: Kieran Loughran, Bill Andrews & Richard Morris, 1985


Located in Bard Buttress approx:
Long/Lat: 141.845526,-36.757230

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20 ACA Route Register
20 Principal
20 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

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