Site navigation

Section navigation

Description:© (deano)

The country's first 26.

Start: At the back L corner of the cave a line leads up to the prominent roof crack.

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: Chris Baxter & Andrew Smith, 13 Jun 1966

  • First Free Ascent: Kim Carrigan, 1 Sep 1978


Located in Castle Crag approx:
Lat/Long: -36.755185,141.843951

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Route Grade Citations

26 Community registered grade
26 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
26 ** ACA Route Register
26 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 85%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

stuffed pumped tired crux hard super cool rad nice good amazing classic awesome weird easy rest crazy roof crack

Learn about creating circuits.

Activity Configure

Check out what is happening on Procol Harum (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.