- Height: 88m
- Pitches: 2
- Description:© (kieranl)
This climb is very rarely done because of the seriousness of the first pitch, originally climbed as the second pitch of 'Pumping'.
To further enhance the experience you could probably run the two pitches together with a 70 metre rope - that would be a trip.
40m (23) Start up easy corner, moving right into very thin corner. Up this corner, then right to break in roof. Climb boldly up wall above to end of 'Skink' traverse. Go left to belay in Watchtower Crack. A very serious pitch.
- 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: Mark Moorhead & Kim Carrigan. Pitch 2, 23 Nov 1979
First Ascent: Mark Moorhead & many more., 1980
Located in Right Watchtower Face approx:
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