Did you know?

Did you know that you can create an account to record, track and share your climbing ascents? Thousands of climbers are already doing this.

Summary

Trad only! No bolts to be seen. Great moderate climbing, though slightly suss rock as with most of NT.

Description

Glen Helen is an area 132km from Alice Springs, so a short amble, particularly on the NT 130kmh roads. It's a pleasant gorge with a number of climbs that were put up by, among others, the Aussie legend Malcolm Matheson. The rock around

Access issues

The area is inside a national park, not owned by the hotel. The rangers would appreciate it if you call them on (08) 8956 7799 before you wish to climb, or at least, drop in and see them at the Ormiston Ranger Station. The area is certainly culturally significant, so no bolting is allowed. Obviously as the area is just behind a hotel (and doesn't get climbers very often at all), it might also be worth having a chat to the owners before you start scaling cliffs and subjecting yourself to the possible embarrassment of having cops called !

Approach

The crag can be accessed a 5 minute (or less) walk from the Glen Helen hotel. If you want to set anything up from the top, you can either climb up or walk around to one of the lower, scramble-up points on either side.

Where to stay

The Glen Helen hotel is the obvious place to go!

Ethic

No bolting allowed, at all, ever. This is a place of historical significance.

History

First recorded climbing was in 1973, and then a big break afterward before more first ascents were put up. The area is unlikely to be climbed out.

Areas

Add subarea(s) Add topo Resequence Bulk edit
Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
Vic Wall Area
2
0
19m
8
0
40m
10
9
23m
2
0
23m
Piss Wall Area
3
0
21m
13
0
26m

Open trips

There are no open trips for this crag

Learn about trips.