- Height: 120m
- Pitches: 2
- Ascents: 9
- Description:© (kieranl)
A strange, unbalanced climb. Few people will do the climb as a whole, using the initial chimney as the start of another climb or doing the final, evil chimney after starting up something else.
Start: Start at the deep chimney line that is the major feature of the 'Left Watchtower Face'.
60m (13) Up the deep line to large ledge. Either a 60 metres rope or a semi-hanging belay at some point is required.
16m (18) Walk 30 metres right into the chimney and belay. Climb the glass-smooth chimney (big cam).
- 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).
First Ascent: Ian Speedie, Mike Stone & Garry Kerkin.
First Ascent: Peter Jackson & John Fahey climbed pitch 3 in earlyby traversing in from Siren., 1964
Located in Left Watchtower Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|18||Community registered grade|
|18||ACA Route Register|
|18||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
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