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Gravel Pit Tor is a beautiful stand alone monolith that dominates its immediate surroundings. This tor offers some of the best climbs in the You Yangs.

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. [...]"

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Double ring bolt anchor on top.

2 carrots + 1 FH Has double ring bolt anchor on top.

FA: Martin Lama

3 carrots (They look rusty) Has double ring bolt anchor on top.

FA: Chris Yeomans & Andrew Lindblade

Good moves with good natural protection.

FA: Peter Lindorff & John McMahon, 1971

FFA: Joe Verbaken, David Lia, Peter Megens, Steve Pawley, Cathy Seccombe & Eileen O'Meagher, 1975

Good climbing up the rounded R arete of Silver Knight Buttress. Some reckon it's a soft tick. Up the sickle-shaped crack to the arete, then blast up on tiny nubbins past a couple of thin diagonal dykes and a horizontal break to good jugs. Two BRs and a FH along the way.

2 FHs. Left of The Chuchu. From the second bolt, powerful span into the crack to the right and up this. Take wires for the top section. Trad anchor on top.

FA: Martin Lama, 1992

Right wall of The Chuchu. Start as for Oona Poona past its first bolt. Instead of stepping left and up as for that climb, move up right to the dish and second bolt. From here continue diagonally up right and onto the run out slab.

FA: Martin Lama

Crimpy edges to start past 3 bolts, followed by easy ground through a jam crack.

Quite a nice climb now with the addition of a fixed hanger down lower. Up the face on small edges in the pale water streak, past a fixed hanger and carrot. Finish up the jam crack. Double ring bolt belay at top.

Middle of face 2m right of Defender of the Face. 3 BRs.

FA: Harold Ramsey, 2008

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