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Description:© (kieranl)

Runout, though avoidable, start.

Start at the base of 'Watchtower Chimney'.

  1. 15m (20) Swing out left and climb nose direct to slab above and belay at old bolt on Watchtower Chimney's traverse.

  2. 30m (-) Go straight up above bolt. Move left on narrow ledge then go up line right of arete to terrace.

  3. 50m (-) Finish how you wish.

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: Maureen Gallagher, Chris Baxter (alt) & David Gallagher, 1987


Located in Left Watchtower Face approx:
Long/Lat: 141.838284,-36.752078

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20 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
20 Principal
20 ACA Route Register

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