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Summary

100m free standing pillar.

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Description

A varied set of climbs moving right from the "camping caves" on the eastern side of 'The Fortress' block.

While some of the climbs are good and the setting is fantastic, there is a liberal selection of "Campbell Mercer Specials".

Full descriptions of most climbs are not given as the area needs to be revisited and sorted out. However, the relative locations of climbs are here.

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Access issues inherited from Victoria Range

The Victoria Range was badly burnt in the fires of February 2013 but all areas are now open to climbing (Feb 2014). However there are access changes to the cliffs in the Eureka area.

Approach

From the western side of the Grampians - Starts up the fire trail on the Southern side of Deep Creek. The walking trail head starts on Harrops Track, just past Deep Creek bridge. 2-3hrs walk in , 5.5km distance with 400m of vertical rise. Or approach from the Eastern side via the Sawmill track. Shorter walk but requires a decent four wheel drive.

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Where to stay

Camp sites - In the area. Oasis Bush 4km and Fortress Caves 5.4km from the west. Or from the east - at the end of the four wheel drive section.

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Ethic

Avoid bolts.

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History

1986 Nyrie Dodd (female 1st free ascent) of Passport, then a grade 28.

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Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
8
0
35m
12
1
49m
2
0
26m
8
39
110m
2
1
0
20m

Routes

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Grade Route
7
15 Adjunct Trad 22m

"Not one of the best climbs on the cliff". That should set the alarm bells ringing.

FA: Mark Poustie & Campbell Mercer, 1994