Cephalopod Wall Rock climbing47 routes in cliff
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Tie a knot in the end of your rope before climbing! There have been numerous accidents at this cliff due to lowering off the end of the rope. A 60m rope is required for most of the easy routes. The routes ending at the major horizontal at "30m" actually need a 70m rope to lower off due to the line taken (or you can clean the draws on the way down.)
Some sport routes have spaced bolts so taking some trad gear can be a good idea. Indeed many of the best routes at the cliff are mixed - bolts only where there are no trad placements availble.
Some routes have a carrot at the start, so a couple of bolt plates are required.©
Access issues inherited from Waitpinga
The access to the cliff is via one of two methods.
via the Heysen Trail coming in from the Victor Harbour side or Newland Head Reserve. (adds about 1.5 - 2 hours to the walk in.) or
Via private land. The CCSA (Climbing Club of South Australia) has arranged access via the landowners immediately above the cliff top. Any entry onto this land must first have the permission of either Alistair Carmichael or Bernie Carmichael.
Phone numbers are available from the CCSA Online Waitpinga guide at
Some content has been provided under license from: © Cameron Roy (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU)
as in the guide book
FA: Steve Kelly/Pete Daish, 2009