Huey and Satellites




Good short climbs on the north side of Pharos 'Gully'.

Emergency Location: Mount Arapiles, Pharos Gully Area

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Access issues inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park


The faces are located on the right-hand (northern) side of the creekbed in Pharos 'Gully'. Walk up the Pharos 'Gully' track until just after the 'Ethereal' buttress a pad leads off left into the creekbed. Follow the creek up until you bump into the Huey wall.

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Ethic inherited from Arapiles

Mount Arapiles is first and foremost a trad climbing area. The few sport climbs tend to be in the higher grades where no natural pro is available.

Bolting, particularly retro-bolting, is discouraged and should only be undertaken after extensive consultation with the local climbers, first ascensionists, etc. Inappropriately placed bolts have been chopped.

Do not chip the rock.

Look after the park.

  • Stick to the paths.

  • Don't disturb the wildlife.

  • Routes near peregrine falcon nesting sites are closed in the spring.

  • Minimise the impact of your camping (fuel stoves not fires, take your rubbish with you, etc).


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Varied and interesting. Start 4m R of Huey. The start has some long reaches protected by adequate gear in horizontals, then up the bottomless V-corner.

FA: John Smoothy & Dave Humphries, 1980

Not a popular pasttime. Climbing looks good but it's squeezed in. Probably bold like most of Roland's routes.

Bottomless right-facing corner then bulge between Vapour Trail and Huey.

FA: Roland Foster, 1983

This beautiful thin crack is so good it just about rates three stars. Maybe if it was five metres longer?

Pull into the flake just left of the cherry ballart then continue up the face-crack.

FA: Dave Neilson & Keith McNaughton, 1968

Very pumpy and well-protected; take lots of cams including big ones. It used to start up Huey but the walk across the ledge at 5 metres was just silly.

Start: Start 5 metres left of Huey at small corner.

FA: Glenn Tempest & Phillip Armstrong, 1979

More good face-climbing.

Start as for "Stairway to Hell" to ledge then go more-or-less straight up, veering right at bulge.

FA: Louise Shepherd & Simon Mentz, 1991

Diagonal crack 10 metres left of Huey with hard start.

FA: John Lattanzio & Greg Pritchard, 1984

Just behind Huey wall and a bit to the left is a small orange wall with and undercut start. This line take the twin seams with the small triangle roof at the start, beware of the loose looking blocks on the ledge. from the ledge head right through the steepness to the top


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