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1. South West 33 routes in Region

Summary:
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Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 142.445193, -38.024027

1.1. Nigretta Falls 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 141.927250, -37.657259

Unique Features And Strengths:

Water worn rhyolite

Description:

20km west of Hamilton. About 100km south of natimuk. Well signposted. Better for swimming than climbing. But a nice place.

Approach:

1min from car park.

1.2. Cape Bridgewater 16 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: 141.365032, -38.376196

1.2.1. Blow Holes Wall 5 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 141.365737, -38.378204

1.2.2. Seal Wall (Cape Bridgewater Blow Holes) 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: 141.364135, -38.374080

Description:

Basalt sea cliffs in very atmospheric location just near The Blow Holes

Approach:

Park at the Blow Holes car park and head towards the viewing platform. As you approach the platform head off right and down to the cliff line about 100-150 metres below and right of the platform. Access down to the start of routes would appear to be via abseil. There doesn't appear to be any rap anchors. Scramble in from the lower tiers from either end appears to be pretty exciting.

1.3. Tarragal Caves 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Top Rope

Long/Lat: 141.408152, -38.318575

Unique Features And Strengths:

Amazing limestone caves

Description:

Located directly across the road from the Bridgewater Lakes. A series of about 6 large arched caves in a 15m high limestone wall.

Approach:

From Portland follow the Cape Bridgewater road until about 3km before Cape Bridgewater, where the Bridgewater Lakes Rd starts. Turn right onto this and follow for 6km until the caves appear on your right directly opposite the entrance to the Bridgewater Lakes.

1.4. Chimney Cave 1 route in Feature

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 141.499886, -38.335949

Description:

Limestone solution pipe makes awesome rap through solution pipe into top of cavern and then free rap to floor. About 4.5m of pipe and another 9m of free rap. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Approach:

From Portland follow the Cape Bridgewater Rd for approximately 10km to Telegraph Rd. There is a large Telegraph Pole at this intersection. Turn right onto Telegraph Rd and follow for 850m where the entrance to Bats Ridge Reserve is found on the right. Follow this rough track for about 600m until the parking area. From the parking area, head NE on the Fred Davis walk. After 300m, as you reach the ridge, 2 tracks come off to the right within about 20m of each other. Take the 2nd track. Follow this for a further 100m until you reach the fenced off solution pipe.

1.5. Prufrock 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 141.931904, -37.471992

Approach:

Head South on Dundas Gap Rd Turn left into Dundas Scenic Reserve and follow track until vague pull out on the left. Walk directly up hill to the scattered cliff.