The Play Pen All Trad climbing5 routes in cliff
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Supposedly an area for novices to top-rope and abseil... but they will be FAR better off going to Summer Day Valley, 'Bellerophon Wall' or Arapiles! It is very short, has little atmosphere and is a haven for mosquitoes. It is of no interest to recreational climbers, except perhaps for an interesting scramble up the full length of the gully if needing to fill time. No descriptions will be reproduced here.
The routes mentioned go from left to right and were done by Aidan Banfield and friends in the eighties.
The Teddy Bear 6m 1
The Wise Old Rag Doll 6m 2
Sand Pits And 'Gravel Rash' 6m 3
The Rattle 7m 3
'The Play Pen' Play Mate 7m 3
The Dolls Play With Guns 8m 4© (willmonks)
Access issues inherited from North Grampians
This area is now reopen after the fires in early 2014.
You can see the latest parks update on track / area closures at: Grampians-National-Park-Update.pdf
If there are crag specific closures, please update the access on those crags.
Walk into the large gully at the back of the 'Mount Zero' Picnic Area to the sulphurous dam that thankfully is no longer used for water supply. This is about 30m to the R of the Flat Rock walking trail. The "cliff" is on the left as you look upstream. The "climbing" area starts 2 metres left of the dam and extends upstream. Scramble anywhere in this area.© (willmonks)
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