Site navigation

Section navigation

Description:© (kieranl)

Takes the lovely right-facing corner on the righthand-side of 'Central Buttress' before joining 'The Eighth' on the final two pitches. Take a few long slings for thread runners.

  1. 48m (11) Climb the corner to the top of 'Central Buttress'.

  2. 25m (8) Up and right to crack (The Eighth) and straight up this to large ledge.

  3. 20m (-) Walk to left end of ledge and up short tricky wall to righthand end of Flinders Lane (as for final pitch of The Eighth).

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: Bruce Hocking & Ian Speedie, 19 Dec 1964


Located in Tiger Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -36.756496,141.844257

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

Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 65%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

pumped crux tough hard fun cool nice fantastic good amazing great lovely enjoyable awesome runout tricky crap chimney bad rest

Learn about creating circuits.

Activity Configure

Check out what is happening on Phoenix (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.