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JFMAMJJASONDseasonalityTrad, Sport and Unknown
Long/Lat: 144.422000, -37.940518
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
National Park. Parks Vic website (Oct 2014) says "[...] Bookings are required for groups. Individuals are not required to book, but should check with the Park Office to enquire about the availability of sites. [...]"
FA: jamie armitage
Around the corner and up the hill from Jack Of Hearts is a gully. This is the steep crackline on the right-hand end of the wall on the right side of the gully when facing uphill, about 1m left of Queensryche.
FA: Andrew Corlass, James Falla, 1986
The arete 1m right of Ayatollah Magoo.
FA: Martin Lama,Hanut Singh-Dodd, 1990
|5||Queen of Diamonds||10||12m|
Set by @grantb0723, 2015
FA: @lukeb0723,@grantb0723,Stephen Baxter, 2015
Jack of Hearts
The thin seam up the middle of the wall to the horizontal break, then up to a ledge and easily over the blocks at the top. Brass micro-nuts recommended.
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.
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.
FA: Russ Crow, 1985
Royalty Wall Traverse
Starts up "The Lazy Yak" until it joins "Lara". Out across wall past 2 BR's into "Megs's Misfortune". #2 BD Cam here then across wall past another 2 BR's then up to anchor. Large wires and BD cams to #2, or equivalent.
FA: @lukeb0723,@grantb0723, 14th Mar
The Lazy Yak
FA: @grantb0723,Stephen Baxter,@lukeb0723, 12th Mar
Tree in a Crack
The thin crack just R of the nose leads past a tiny tree and moves right into Laras Knockers
FA: @grantb0723, 2015
Lara's Knockers / Lara
The left of the two obvious trenches in the face where the path arrives at the crag.
Dead Queen in the Middle of the Road
Starts just right of Laras Knockers, with easy climbing to the first (disconcertingly high) bolt, then becoming harder towards the top, with a committing finish. Double ring bolt loweroff marked in topo is at least 5 meters back from the top of the climb and is shared with adjacent climbs.
|18||Live and Let Di||16||214m,|
The right of the two obvious trenches in the face where the path arrives at the crag.
Starts up 'Megs's Misfortune' until just before first bolt of 'Buckingham'. Tend diagonally up and join 'Buckingham' for second bolt and rest of climb. Take cams to protect crack and slings to extend.
Set by @grantb0723
|14 to 15||216m,|
This climb has been downgraded from 17 to 15 in the 2011 Guide Book "ROCKCLIMBS AROUND MELBOURNE" by Glenn Tempest. Double ring bolt loweroff marked in topo is at least 5 meters back from the top of the climb and is shared with adjacent climbs.
Lord Louis Mountsplatten
Tricky start (crux) to carrot bolt. The easier moves to the top.
Koo Woz Ere
The last climb on the far right side of the crag. Delicate start to bolt, then though easy ground.
The Royal Wave
FA: @grantb0723, 2015
FA: @grantb0723, 2015
|The Lazy Yak||12m|
|8||Corner R of Jack of Hearts||12m|
|Queen of Diamonds||12m|
|13||Jack of Hearts||12m|
|Tree in a Crack||15m|
|14 to 15||MM/B Linkup||216m,|
|Dead Queen in the Middle of the Road||215m,|
|Koo Woz Ere||212m,|
|Live and Let Di||214m,|
|Royalty Wall Traverse||420m,|
|Lord Louis Mountsplatten||213m,|
|19||The Royal Wave||8m|