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Table of contents

1. Royalty Walls 17 routes in Area

Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.421995, -37.940523


Royalty Walls is an easily accessible crag with 15 short easy to mid grade trad and sport climbs.

Access: Take Great Circle Drive, head to the norther end of the park and stop at Emergency Marker YYR203. Take the obvious path and walk for a few moments to the middle of the crag.

Access Issues: inherited from The You Yangs

You Yangs Regional Park is 55 km south-west of Melbourne and 22 km north of Geelong (Melway ref: Key map 11). Access to the park from the Geelong-Melbourne Freeway is clearly signposted via Little River or Lara.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Royal Pretender 15Unknown 8m
2 joker

FA: jamie armitage

18Unknown 7m Jamie Armitage 16 years ago

climb directly up the face 2m left of at magoo, Thin climbing with natural pro in the last 2m

3 Ayatollah Magoo 16Trad 6m Neil Monteith 10 years ago

onsight solo. spooky loose blocks at top

4 Queensryche 16Trad 10m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
5 Queen of Diamonds 10Trad 12m Andrew Clark 4 years ago

Corch led

Andrew Dinning 5 years ago

Jase & Andrew Second

6 Jack of Hearts 13Trad 12m Anthony Cuskelly 10 months ago

Pleasant enough. Kara backed off early so I took over. Gear's quite reasonable if you have a look.

Jared McClelland 4 years ago

hard for grade??

7 Corner R of Jack of Hearts / Corner crack

Unlikely to be a FA, but hey, I'll claim it until someone else does.

This climb has been upgraded from 8 to 9 in the 2011 Guide Book "ROCKCLIMBS AROUND MELBOURNE" by Glenn Tempest.

FA: .

8Trad 12m Andrew Clark 4 years ago

A bit more to it than first appearances might reveal.

Andrew Clark 5 years ago

The bird flying out of it's nest scared the crap out of me. Jason, the Andy.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
8 Regicide

Ridiculously run out to the first bolt. If your sane, you can protect the lower moves by placing trad protection in the crack of Royal Auto.

20Mixed 10m, 1 Anthony Cuskelly 10 months ago

I must be missing something...

Andrew Clark 4 years ago

Quite tough on the fingers.

9 Royal Auto

FA: Russ Crow, 1985

17Trad 10m Anthony Cuskelly 10 months ago

Reasonably interesting corner crack.

Brett M 1 years ago

Slightly damp in the corner made it challenging...

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
10 Tree in a Crack

The thin crack just R of the nose leads past a tiny tree and moves right into Laras Knockers

14Trad 15m Anthony Cuskelly 10 months ago

Approach shoes don't work too well on slab. Kara's hardest trad lead to date.

Anna 1 years ago


11 Lara's Knockers 8Trad 15m Brett M 1 years ago

First Trad Lead!

Jason 2 years ago

Nice warm up.

12 Dead Queen in the Middle of the Road 16Sport 15m, 2 Steve Gretton 1 years ago

Rested at first bolt, a little bit committing between 1st and 2nd bolt

Anna 1 years ago

very balancy

13 Live and Let Di 16Sport 14m, 2 Anna 1 years ago

it's a pretty hard 16!

Andrew Clark 4 years ago

Got my heart going a little down low. Ok higher up. Could've found a better stance for the lowe...

14 Megs's Misfortune

FA: 2009

8Trad 14m Andrew Dinning 5 years ago

Seconded for Andrew

Andrew Clark 5 years ago

Not as bad as the guide makes out. Me, then Jason, then Andy.

15 Buckingham

This climb has been downgraded from 17 to 15 in the 2011 Guide Book "ROCKCLIMBS AROUND MELBOURNE" by Glenn Tempest.

17Sport 15m, 2 Jason 2 years ago

Not bad, thin start.

Constantine Dritsas 2 years ago

Watch out for the flake at the start, its ready to break off!

16 Lord Louis Mountsplatten

Tricky start (crux) to carrot bolt. The easier moves to the top.

18Sport 13m, 2 Anthony Cuskelly 10 months ago

Took me a few goes to stay on the wall long enough to clip the first bolt.

Anthony Cuskelly 1 years ago

Got spat off around the first bolt repeatedly, and couldn't consistently get through it.

17 Koo Woz Ere

The last climb on the far right side of the crag. Delicate start to bolt, then though easy ground.

16Sport 12m, 2 Constantine Dritsas 2 years ago

Delicate start to first clip, then easy slab moves to the top.

Andrew Clark 4 years ago

Over before it really begins. Seemed very easy for the grade.

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
8 Corner R of Jack of Hearts Trad 12m
Lara's Knockers Trad 15m
Megs's Misfortune Trad 14m
10 Queen of Diamonds Trad 12m
13 Jack of Hearts Trad 12m
14 Tree in a Crack Trad 15m
15 Royal Pretender Unknown 8m
16 Ayatollah Magoo Trad 6m
Dead Queen in the Middle of the Road Sport 15m, 2
Koo Woz Ere Sport 12m, 2
Live and Let Di Sport 14m, 2
Queensryche Trad 10m
17 Buckingham Sport 15m, 2
Royal Auto Trad 10m
18 Lord Louis Mountsplatten Sport 13m, 2
joker Unknown 7m
20 Regicide Mixed 10m, 1