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Description:© (jellyfish)

Layback corner then L into the "condemned cell", which takes some escaping! Great moves continue above, trending slightly L.

Start: Start at the L-facing corner at the R end of the main face.

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 Dewhirst & Phillip Stranger, 30 Jul 1967


Located in Death Row Pinnacle approx:
Lat/Long: -36.754017,141.841984

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Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 77%

Lead Styles

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