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Table of contents

1. Gravel Pit Tor Area 48 routes in Area

Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.431468, -37.941954


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. [...]"

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Not (Quite) the Eiger 18 Trad 13m
2 * Opossum 16 Trad 13m
3 Magnetic Attraction 19 Sport 14m
4 *** A Question of Ethics 20 Sport 15m, 3
5 Mean Streak 20 Sport 19m, 1
6 * Chuck Solids 24 Mixed 20m, 3
7 ** Edging Bets 26 Mixed 20m, 3
8 Orpheus in the Underworld M5 Aid 25m
9 ** Broken Dreams 28 Mixed 28m, 3
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
10 Blue Moray Crack 19 Trad 8m
11 Skid Row 17 Sport 10m
12 Power Surge 23 Unknown 12m
13 Take a Hard Ride

FA: Chris Yeomans & Andrew Lindblade

23 Unknown 10m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
14 ** Doctor Joy 17 Unknown 25m
15 * Silver Knight / Short and Sweet

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

16 Trad 15m
16 * Countdown to Ecstasy

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.

20 Sport 14m, 3
17 High Voltage

2 FHs. Left of The Chuchu. From the second bolt, step right and up.

FA: Martin Lama, 1992

24 Unknown 14m
18 The Chuchu 10 Unknown 18m
19 Oona Poona 26 Unknown 20m
20 The Razor's Edge 25 Unknown 18m
21 The Shining 23 Unknown 20m
22 * Asylum for the Insane

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

17 Mixed 22m, 3
23 Can't Buy a Thrill

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.

17 Mixed 16m, 2
24 Blue Skies From Grey 16 Mixed 18m, 1
25 Winter Solstice 21 Unknown 18m
26 No Question 21 Unknown 15m
27 The Long Traverse 15 Trad 20m
28 Wicked Wanda 17 Unknown 15m
29 Branded and Exiled 20 Unknown 7m
30 Boneseed 17 Unknown 9m
31 Chrysanthemoides Monilifera 19 Unknown 10m
32 Acacia Paradoxica 17 Unknown 12m
33 Defender of the Face 16 Unknown 12m
34 * Nipple Cripple

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

FA: Harold Ramsey, 2008

22 Sport 11m
35 ** Bitou 22 Unknown 10m
36 Weeds 8 Unknown 8m
37 Prickles 12 Unknown 8m
38 Eradication 13 Unknown 10m
39 Cerambycid 12 Unknown 8m
40 Lead Us Not into Temptation 18 Unknown 7m
41 Wurdi Youang 17 Unknown 9m
42 Disposable Heroes 6 Unknown 13m
43 Public Enemy 14 Unknown 14m
44 Skunk Hour 12 Unknown 19m
45 Skunk Hour Direct 12 Unknown 15m
46 Ice T 17 Unknown 15m
47 MC Hammer 17 Unknown 15m
48 Arrested Development 9 Unknown 15m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
6 Disposable Heroes Unknown 13m
8 Weeds Unknown 8m
9 Arrested Development Unknown 15m
10 The Chuchu Unknown 18m
12 Cerambycid Unknown 8m
Prickles Unknown 8m
Skunk Hour Unknown 19m
Skunk Hour Direct Unknown 15m
13 Eradication Unknown 10m
14 Public Enemy Unknown 14m
15 The Long Traverse Trad 20m
16 Blue Skies From Grey Mixed 18m, 1
Defender of the Face Unknown 12m
* Opossum Trad 13m
* Silver Knight Trad 15m
17 Acacia Paradoxica Unknown 12m
* Asylum for the Insane Mixed 22m, 3
Boneseed Unknown 9m
Can't Buy a Thrill Mixed 16m, 2
** Doctor Joy Unknown 25m
Ice T Unknown 15m
MC Hammer Unknown 15m
Skid Row Sport 10m
Wicked Wanda Unknown 15m
Wurdi Youang Unknown 9m
18 Lead Us Not into Temptation Unknown 7m
Not (Quite) the Eiger Trad 13m
19 Blue Moray Crack Trad 8m
Chrysanthemoides Monilifera Unknown 10m
Magnetic Attraction Sport 14m
20 *** A Question of Ethics Sport 15m, 3
Branded and Exiled Unknown 7m
* Countdown to Ecstasy Sport 14m, 3
Mean Streak Sport 19m, 1
21 No Question Unknown 15m
Winter Solstice Unknown 18m
22 ** Bitou Unknown 10m
* Nipple Cripple Sport 11m
23 Power Surge Unknown 12m
Take a Hard Ride Unknown 10m
The Shining Unknown 20m
24 * Chuck Solids Mixed 20m, 3
High Voltage Unknown 14m
25 The Razor's Edge Unknown 18m
26 ** Edging Bets Mixed 20m, 3
Oona Poona Unknown 20m
28 ** Broken Dreams Mixed 28m, 3
M5 Orpheus in the Underworld Aid 25m