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The routes are very short, and do not offer the 'West Cape Howe' atmosphere. Nonetheless, on a strong southerly wind dominated day, The Steps is a great place to seek shelter. The area is popular with local fisherman.

Access issues inherited from West Cape Howe

The 4WD track can vary greatly in condition. A shovel may be needed to fill in some of those holes!


Can be reached by walking south of the Old Man Area for 10 minutes, or until you reach the Steps Rightside. Otherwise, park at the fishing carpark which branches off to the right if travelling from Shelley Beach.

Descent notes

The Steps is quite close to the crashing waves, so may not be suitable when seas are high.

Ethic inherited from West Cape Howe

There is no established ethic. The usual WA ethics towards bolting apply, and all bolts should be placed with careful consideration, and definitely not used to replace natural pro.


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