- Height: 120m
- Pitches: 5
- Ascents: 162
- Description:© (kieranl)
Slabs and awkward cracks provide a good outing.
Start: As for 'The Watchtower Crack'.
25m (13) Up dark-coloured face heading slightly right to flake sweeping to right. Step right with difficulty onto long ledge leading right. Walk right to ring bolts. An awkward pitch.
10m (14) Move off right end of ledge and climb poorly protected face to next ledge (bolts and chain).
25m (14) Long flake on right with tricky finish to ledge.
30m (12) From right end of ledge, head up wall and finish just right of little gully.
- 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: John Fahey, Peter Jackson & Bob Bull, 1964
Located in Right Watchtower Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|14||Community registered grade|
|13||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|14 **||ACA Route Register|
|14||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
Overall quality score: 62%
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