- Height: 78m
- Pitches: 3
- Ascents: 632
- Description:© (daaave)
An excellent climb tiptoeing its way up the back wall with lashing of exposure. Provides some relief from the sun until late afternoon.
Start: Start on a ledge down low on the left where an obvious ramp leads up right.
30m (10) Following the ramp to its end, then left to big ledge.
30m (14) Up short corner on the right, old peg (back it up), then tend right up cracks to base of chimney. Near the top there are a couple of options but the best is an unlikely step right and up the face.
18m (13) Up chimney to roof, then chimney back out through roof to DBB.
- 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).
First Ascent: Sep 1965
Located in The Pharos approx:
Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)
Route Grade Citations
|14||Community registered grade|
|14||★★★ A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|14 ***||★★★ ACA Route Register|
|14***||★★★ Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed|
|14||★★★ RockGUIDE: Victoria|
|14||★★★ Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
Overall quality score: 81%
Learn about creating circuits.
Check out what is happening on Lamplighter (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.