- Height: 90m
- Pitches: 2
- Ascents: 33
- Description:© (kieranl)
The superb second pitch has only one drawback, the possibility of being knocked off by an abseil rope from above.
This was an extremely bold, mossy lead before abseil route went in.
45m (17) Unprotected to bulge at 6 metres. Continue up to the abseil chains, keeping religiously between the other climbs.
45m (20) From just left of chains go boldly up clean streak. At horizontal, step right to tricky moves leading to easier ground. Up to overlap, step left, up overhang and so to top abseil bolts.
- 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, Hugh Foxcroft & Peter Megens, 1983
Located in Right Watchtower Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|20 X||Community registered grade|
|20||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|20||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|20 X *||ACA Route Register|
Overall quality score: 70%
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