Mount Franklin Mostly trad climbing52 routes in crag
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Mt Franklin is a massive granite dome that rises to 433m above sea level, sticking up above the surrounding Karri Forest.
Most climbing is slab where you rely on daft footwork, friction and small edges to get you up most routes. However, there is some great face climbing and even a few cracks. The area also boasts some great multi-pitch climbing. Most routes dry quick although those beneath the roof may remain wet for longer. One 70m or two 50m ropes are required to abseil off routes if you are not topping out. Most bolts are glue-in carrot bolts (take your own hangers), although bolted belays generally have rings for rapping off.
See 'South Coast Rock' for early climbs, and 'New Routes at Mount Frankland 2nd edition' (http://www.climberswa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/new-routes-at-mount-frankland-rev2.pdf) for more recent climbs.
The area boasts some endangered fauna and flora and care must be taken to not damage any of the flora that inhabit Mt Franklin. Removal of plants could result in climbing restrictions.
10 minutes from car park.
Where to stay
Camping is allowed only at Fernhook Falls, some 20 minute drive away.
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