Old Man Area All trad climbing14 routes in cliff
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One of the main attractions to West Cape Howe. The 50m high semi-detached sea stack offers some of the best climbing in the state.
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!
From car park, follow abandoned 4WD track west. Turn right after 100m (approx) and follow faint tracks north. The Old Man is hard to spot until you are there.
The routes start on a small chockstone platform 1/3 the way up the sea stack. Abseil down Easy Rider. The belay ledge seems to be pretty safe from large waves.
Ethic inherited from West Cape Howe
There is no established ethic, but the area was once within the 'Adventure Zone' which prohibited bolting. The usual WA ethics towards bolting apply, and all bolts should be placed with careful consideration, and definitely not used to replace natural pro.