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Description:© (willmonks)

The climb originally finished up 'Salamander' but stepping left into 'Smeagol' is much better.

Start: Start midway between 'Gecko' and 'Brolga'.

  1. 25m (15) Straight up middle of slab, keeping roughly midway between 'Gecko' and 'Brolga'.
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:

There is no known route history.


Located in Right Watchtower Face approx:
Long/Lat: 141.836659,-36.751605

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Route Grade Citations

15 ACA Route Register
15 Principal
15 * A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
15 * Arapiles, Selected Climbs

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Overall quality score: 53%

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