- Height: 180m
- Bolts: 3
- Ascents: 4
- Description:© (kieranl)
If anyone suggests doing this climb, make sure they second the dangerous abseil section.
If anyone is even considering extending the climb by girdling the left Watchtower face and linking the two, could you please shoot yourself beforehand and save the rest of us the bother.
- 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: Chris Baxter & Chris Dewhirst, 1967
Located in Right Watchtower Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|15 X||Community registered grade|
|15||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|15 M1 X||ACA Route Register|
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