- Height: 60m
- Pitches: 2
- Ascents: 33
- Description:© (willmonks)
Two interesting pitches that used to be thought very bold. But times change. Apparently gear can be found on the first pitch and Keith Egerton proved that even hexentrics in the horizontal breaks on the second pitch were adequate for 10 metre falls. The second pitch has cleaned up enormously over the years.
25m (18) up and through the overlaps. Traverse left above second overlap then up wall veering left into 'Skink'.
30m (20) Go up to a peg on the left arete. Step left and weave your way up the wall until it eases. Continue up and finish direct over the final overlap.
- 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: Pitch 1 (Skink Connection) : Peter, Kevin Lindorff. Pitch 2 : Andrew Thomson & Mike Stone, 29 May 1976
Located in Right Watchtower Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|20 R||Community registered grade|
|20||★★ Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|20||★★ A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|20 R **||★★ ACA Route Register|
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