- Height: 110m
- Bolts: 1
- Pitches: 4
- Ascents: 189
- Description:© (daaave)
A climb which gets the heart going no matter if you're on lead or seconding, with the first pitch, by itself, being a great line!
Start: There are two deep cracks at the base of the Watchtower. Start at the left-hand crack.
45m (12) Up the fading crack to a ledge, traverse left past a bolt and climb the corner to small ledge.
17m (8) Up the rest of the corner to base of chimney
31m (12) Up the chimney without taking the detour. Belay just above
18m (8) A bouldery start leads to an easier finish.
- 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: Michael Stone, Ian Speedie & Garry Kerkin, 1965
Located in Left Watchtower Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|12||Community registered grade|
|12||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|12 **||ACA Route Register|
|12||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
Overall quality score: 72%
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