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Western Creek doesn't offer much. The northern side has a few tiers of broken rock which aren't very inspiring. These are best left for the wallabies to shelter from the heat. The south side has a little outcrop with lovely rock but there's not a lot of it.

Emergency Location: Mount Arapiles, Campbells Kingdom Carpark

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Access issues inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park


The outcrops are on either sides of Western Creek, the valley east of Pop Wall.

Walk east up the valley until below the outcrop of your choice and then go up to it. The google map marker indicates the location of Western Creek Outcrop.

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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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Locate the prominent nose. Several metres right is a steep open corner.

FA: Iain Sedgman & Noel Whiteside, 1999

The left-hand of two corners facing the valley.

FA: Keith Lockwood & Iain Sedgman, 1979

Up the thin crack in the orange section to 'THE' bucket. Step left below the bulge and up the line.

Start: Start 3 metres right of 'Bonsai'.

FA: Iain Sedgman, Leigh Penna & Noel Whiteside, 1999

Up the corner 7 metres right of 'E Pluribus Unum' and finish right.

FA: Noel Whiteside, Iain Sedgman & Leigh Penna, 1999

Head up (poor protection), mantle and then follow the main line just right of the small roof.

Start: At the right end of the cliff is the John Wayne Pinnacle. On the west face, start at the right side.

FA: Vince Waters, 2001

This was originally called 'True Grit' but there is already a climb of that name nearby at Campbell's Kingdom.

Start: Around right of Hook, Line and Sinker.

FA: Iain Sedgman, Vince Waters, Nicky Symons, Elaine Stevenson & Karoline Ebner, 2001


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