Topo #1334 - Gibraltar Peak (c) ANU Mountaineering Club

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2 Gibraltar Peak

Varied climbing on a prominent collection of boulders. Lots of slabs, a few great aretes and some stellar crack climbs make for a good day out. Most climbs get the sun, making Gibraltar a good winter destination, although there are some good shady climbs as well. Gibraltar is in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and is a popular day walk destination, so you can gawk at the tourists having lunch as you do your climb.

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3 Pox Rox

These miniscule boulders can be found near the road, 60 metres past the gate on the way down to 'The Jism' or 'The Fortress' from 'Gibraltar Peak'. Most of the routes were probably done before the ACT Granite Guide reported them. The main group of boulders is on the left (walking from Gibralter towards The Fortress).

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4 The Jism

An impressive spire with one significant climb.

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5 The Fortress

A small area with excellent access but limited climbing. The routes are very varied in style and it's well worth visiting or stopping off as you trek up to Gibraltar.

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7 Bandito Wall

This little crag sits just above a creek. The rock quality is excellent with some great routes at all grades. Probably the most accessible crag in Canberra. It became apparent to Chris Warner who developed most of the climbs after the 2003 bushfires cleared the landscape. Shady in the morning in summer, and most of the day in winter.

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8 The Hideout

A few gems at this tiny crag! When it is seeping at the sister cliff, Bandito Wall, you may find something drier to climb here. To find it, walk a further three minutes up the valley from Bandito.

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6 Snake Rock

Snake Rock is one of the closest sport crags to Canberra and offers a range of grades, it's sunny in winter, and in the shade early in summer, and the river provides a nice way too cool off

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