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Table of contents

1. Henham Track Area 62 routes in Crag

Summary:
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Access Issues: inherited from Grampians

The northern part of the Park, including Mt Stapylton is currently closed to all access following the January 2014 fires. Check the Access Issues for each area.

Here's an update from Parks Victoria:

Grampians National Park Update – 14 February 2014 (Rock climbing and Bouldering)

The Northern Grampians Fire severely burnt the natural environment and much of the park infrastructure in and around Hollow Mountain, Summer Day Valley and Mt Stapylton – this includes many popular rock climbing and bouldering sites; as a result there are many park closures in place. The dry, rocky landscape is now extremely fragile and will take a long time to recover – the fire burnt extremely hot so in many cases regeneration will now occur (very slowly) from seed. Loss of vegetation, loose rocks, unstable soils and loss of access tracks means any foot traffic will have long term impacts on the recovery of the environment. Impacts now will also affect the sustainability of rock climbing sites well into the future.

Please respect the fragility of the environment and support the long term recovery of the Northern Grampians by remaining out of any closed areas. While Parks Victoria regrets the need to enforce closures, substantial fines will be imposed on those found in any closed, fire affected area.

Parks Victoria recognises the importance and popularity of the Northern Grampians to the rock climbing and bouldering communities and will be working closely with industry and community representatives throughout a staged reopening process. Environmental considerations will largely determine when sites are available to be reopened, and replacement of damaged infrastructure will occur as suitable funding is available.

As part of the recovery process, Parks Victoria will be identifying alternative options for climbing and bouldering, and will closely monitor impacts on these sites as their use and popularity increases. There will also be significant work done on the future experience of visitors in the Northern Grampians.

Parks Victoria is continuing to improve its understanding of the needs of climbers and boulderers and is intent on providing an experience that is well respected, regarded, promoted and understood throughout the Australian and International Climbing and bouldering communities.

Parks Victoria will be relying heavily on the climbing industry to work together to spread the messages about the fragility of the landscape and the long term sustainability of rock climbing in the Grampians. There may be opportunities for licenced tour operators, school and community based groups to become involved in the recovery process.

Due to closures in the Northern Grampians, the availability of rock climbing, camping, car touring and bushwalking experiences is limited. Sourcing information on available campgrounds and other accommodation options is recommended. Please visit www.parkweb.vic.gov.au for park maps and regular Grampians fire recovery updates.

For detailed information on available rockclimbing and bouldering sites in and near to the Grampians please refer to recognised guidebooks/websites. A general list of open and available areas includes the following:

Rockclimbing sites open in the Grampians:

  • Wonderland Range
  • Serra Range (Including Mt Rosea and Bundaleer)
  • Mt William Range
  • Victoria Point area
  • Victoria Range (Including the Red Rock, Muline and the Gallery area. Please respect cultural heritage and recovering fire affected areas)

Limited Bouldering Sites available in and near the Grampians:

  • Victoria Range (Including the Gallery area. Please respect cultural heritage and recovering fire affected areas)
  • Serra Range (Including Mt Rosea and Bundaleer)
  • Mt Arapiles
  • Mt Talbot
  • The Black Range

Please remember your climbing etiquette:

  • Only climb and boulder in open accessible areas
  • Stick to tracks
  • Respect fragile environmental areas and cultural heritage
  • Keep an eye out for Aboriginal Art sites – Report to Parks Victoria if you come across anything new.
  • Be mindful of cleaning
  • No chipping or bolting
  • Avoid excessive chalk
  • Take your rubbish home with you

Parks Victoria - Grampians National Park

National Park

1.1. Western Bloc 25 routes in Crag

Summary:
Access Issues:

All public access to this area is prohibited due to the rock-wallaby rehabilitation project

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 From a Ferret to a Fox 20Trad 22m
2 Checkpoint Charlie 16Trad 28m
3 * Uneasy Alliance 19Trad 34m
4 * Mediocre Karaoke 24Trad 40m
5 * Bonn 23Trad 32m
6 * Dick-tator 24Trad 30m
7 Disputed Territory 22Trad 35m
8 * Common Border 20Trad 40m
9 NATO 18Trad 30m
10 NATO Direct 18Trad 30m
11 Tank Tracks 17Trad 30m
12 Mine 14Trad 25m
13 Red Sky 15Trad 25m
14 A Gathering of Dinosaurs 17Trad 22m
15 Chase the Dragon 20Trad 18m
16 The Flying Game 20Trad 15m
17 * Writers Block 21Trad 20m
18 Waiting for Mars 21Trad 20m
19 (Unammed) 19Trad 20m
20 Forgotten Years 22Trad 15m
21 * Free Wllly 23Trad 20m
22 * Cold War 20Trad 20m
23 Sackcloth and Ashes 17Trad 15m
24 * Double Chin 21Trad 15m
25 Cassie 17Trad 30m

1.2. Moora Rocks 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Charlotte's Web 15Trad 18m
2 Family Affair 13Trad 18m
3 Return to Waterholes Road 18Trad 25m

1.3. Cirque Creek 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Shock Rock 21Trad 23m
2 Dews and Dentils 16Trad 20m
3 Ortis the Tortois 16Trad 12m
4 Redundancy Package 14Trad 16m
5 Doubtful Invitation 20Trad 16m
6 Bum Steer 17Trad 20m
7 * User Friendly 19Trad 20m

1.4. Castle Creek 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Back Slider 13Trad 15m
2 Young Ones Reign 14Trad 20m
3 Stopping All Stations 18Trad 20m
4 Immoral Majority 19Trad 14m
5 Steggles Trad

1.5. Burkes Backyard 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Unorthodox 20Trad 14m
2 Horizon Gazing 15Trad 14m
3 Grrr 13Trad 12m
4 You Can't Always Get What You Want 19Trad 14m
5 * Fanx 18Trad 14m
6 The Land of Nod 17Trad 14m
7 A Nod's as Good as a Wink 18Trad 14m

1.6. Bechervaise Rocks 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 It Started With a Kiss 18Trad 16m
2 Humping in Cornwall 18Trad 25m
3 It Ended With a Bang 19Trad 15m
4 Pulling faces 20Trad 18m
5 Slow Fuse 17Trad 12m

1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Dancing at Lughnasa 13Trad 20m
2 The Hot Sun 23Trad 30m
3 Vesuvius 18Trad 30m
4 Signs and Wonders 19Trad 13m
5 Shaken, Not Stirred 18Trad 13m
6 Smoke and Mirrors 15Trad 30m
7 A Whole Generation Lost in Space 20Trad 22m
8 A Crash Course for the Ravers 20Trad 22m
9 Spice Girls 18Trad 22m
10 Leave Me Alone 17Trad 13m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
13 Family Affair Trad 18m 1.2. Moora Rocks
Back Slider Trad 15m 1.4. Castle Creek
Grrr Trad 12m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
Dancing at Lughnasa Trad 20m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
14 Mine Trad 25m 1.1. Western Bloc
Redundancy Package Trad 16m 1.3. Cirque Creek
Young Ones Reign Trad 20m 1.4. Castle Creek
15 Red Sky Trad 25m 1.1. Western Bloc
Charlotte's Web Trad 18m 1.2. Moora Rocks
Horizon Gazing Trad 14m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
Smoke and Mirrors Trad 30m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
16 Checkpoint Charlie Trad 28m 1.1. Western Bloc
Dews and Dentils Trad 20m 1.3. Cirque Creek
Ortis the Tortois Trad 12m 1.3. Cirque Creek
17 A Gathering of Dinosaurs Trad 22m 1.1. Western Bloc
Cassie Trad 30m 1.1. Western Bloc
Sackcloth and Ashes Trad 15m 1.1. Western Bloc
Tank Tracks Trad 30m 1.1. Western Bloc
Bum Steer Trad 20m 1.3. Cirque Creek
The Land of Nod Trad 14m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
Slow Fuse Trad 12m 1.6. Bechervaise Rocks
Leave Me Alone Trad 13m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
18 NATO Trad 30m 1.1. Western Bloc
NATO Direct Trad 30m 1.1. Western Bloc
Return to Waterholes Road Trad 25m 1.2. Moora Rocks
Stopping All Stations Trad 20m 1.4. Castle Creek
A Nod's as Good as a Wink Trad 14m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
* Fanx Trad 14m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
Humping in Cornwall Trad 25m 1.6. Bechervaise Rocks
It Started With a Kiss Trad 16m 1.6. Bechervaise Rocks
Shaken, Not Stirred Trad 13m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
Spice Girls Trad 22m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
Vesuvius Trad 30m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
19 (Unammed) Trad 20m 1.1. Western Bloc
* Uneasy Alliance Trad 34m 1.1. Western Bloc
* User Friendly Trad 20m 1.3. Cirque Creek
Immoral Majority Trad 14m 1.4. Castle Creek
You Can't Always Get What You Want Trad 14m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
It Ended With a Bang Trad 15m 1.6. Bechervaise Rocks
Signs and Wonders Trad 13m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
20 Chase the Dragon Trad 18m 1.1. Western Bloc
* Cold War Trad 20m 1.1. Western Bloc
* Common Border Trad 40m 1.1. Western Bloc
From a Ferret to a Fox Trad 22m 1.1. Western Bloc
The Flying Game Trad 15m 1.1. Western Bloc
Doubtful Invitation Trad 16m 1.3. Cirque Creek
Unorthodox Trad 14m 1.5. Burkes Backyard
Pulling faces Trad 18m 1.6. Bechervaise Rocks
A Crash Course for the Ravers Trad 22m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
A Whole Generation Lost in Space Trad 22m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
21 * Double Chin Trad 15m 1.1. Western Bloc
Waiting for Mars Trad 20m 1.1. Western Bloc
* Writers Block Trad 20m 1.1. Western Bloc
Shock Rock Trad 23m 1.3. Cirque Creek
22 Disputed Territory Trad 35m 1.1. Western Bloc
Forgotten Years Trad 15m 1.1. Western Bloc
23 * Bonn Trad 32m 1.1. Western Bloc
* Free Wllly Trad 20m 1.1. Western Bloc
The Hot Sun Trad 30m 1.7. Castle Creek Upper Cliff
24 * Dick-tator Trad 30m 1.1. Western Bloc
* Mediocre Karaoke Trad 40m 1.1. Western Bloc
? Steggles Trad 1.4. Castle Creek