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Table of contents

1. Watchtower Area Boulders 17 routes in Crag

All Boulder

Long/Lat: 141.838356, -36.750451

Access Issues: inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park

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).

1.1. Richochet Rock 3 routes in Boulder


Long/Lat: 141.839112, -36.751074

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Traverse V2 Boulder
2 Richochet V2 Boulder 5m
3 Up line to jugs V1 Boulder

1.2. The Gumnut 10 routes in Boulder


Long/Lat: 141.837533, -36.750330

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 1) V1 Boulder 6m
2 2) Boulder
3 3) V4 Boulder 5m
4 4) V1 Boulder 5m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
5 Face between arete and cave V0+ Boulder
6 Into cave and chimney out L V0+ Boulder
7 V4 Problem V4 Boulder 6m
8 R leading line V3 Boulder 6m
9 Slab V2 Boulder 5m
10 Short slab V1 Boulder 3m

1.3. Moody Blues Boulder 4 routes in Boulder


Long/Lat: 141.837441, -36.749415

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Up the lip V4 Boulder
2 Moody Blues V6 Boulder
3 Swing Wing of the Northern Group V3 Boulder
4 Sit start, up arete V4 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
V0+ Face between arete and cave Boulder 1.2. The Gumnut
Into cave and chimney out L Boulder 1.2. The Gumnut
V1 Up line to jugs Boulder 1.1. Richochet Rock
1) Boulder 6m 1.2. The Gumnut
4) Boulder 5m 1.2. The Gumnut
Short slab Boulder 3m 1.2. The Gumnut
V2 Richochet Boulder 5m 1.1. Richochet Rock
Traverse Boulder 1.1. Richochet Rock
Slab Boulder 5m 1.2. The Gumnut
V3 R leading line Boulder 6m 1.2. The Gumnut
Swing Wing of the Northern Group Boulder 1.3. Moody Blues Boulder
V4 3) Boulder 5m 1.2. The Gumnut
V4 Problem Boulder 6m 1.2. The Gumnut
Sit start, up arete Boulder 1.3. Moody Blues Boulder
Up the lip Boulder 1.3. Moody Blues Boulder
V6 Moody Blues Boulder 1.3. Moody Blues Boulder
? 2) Boulder 1.2. The Gumnut