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Fantastic slab climbing up immaculate rock.

Start: Middle of the face.

  1. 30m (15) Climb to the ledge. Marginal gear.

  2. 45m (16) The best pitch. Amazing climbing on incredible rock. Blast straight up the wall heading for the tree ledge.

  3. 40m (14) A wandering pitch, starting from the left hand end of the ledge, and heading up and left.

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).

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: Keith Lockwood & Andrew Bowman, 1975

Location:  

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

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Route Grade Citations

16 Principal
16 ** RockGUIDE: Victoria
16 *** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
16 *** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
16 R *** *** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 83%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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