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Refer to Mentz/Tempest 'Grampians' Select Climbs 2nd ed for topos.
There are lots of lower-grade trad climbs in an accessible location. There is also a large amount of bouldering that has been developed. A few problems are sit starts into the routes.
The highest point of the cliff is visible from the road and is the location of "The Lion in Winter" and is a useful landmark. People in the past have imagined this feature to resemble a "lion's head" profile giving rise to the "Mountain Lion".© (pharmamatt)
From the Henty 'Highway' (A200), follow the Glenelg River Road towards 'The Chimney Pots'. About 2km after crossing 'Harrop Track' there is a small car park (about 3 cars) on the right with a wonky sign indicating "Mountain Lion" (This sign has been burnt since the fires and is just a burnt pole. Look for a small sandy carpark.) Cross the road and follow the track to the cliff. After about 5mins walking the cliff line becomes apparent and the tack divides with one pad going right, uphill, towards the summit and the other going left to the climbs. Follow the pad off left along the cliff base. Walking along the base takes 5-10 minutes to a large cave where a hole on the right gives access to the Vanya Wall, the left-most part of the cliff.
Climbs are described from right-to-left.© (pharmamatt)
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