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Description

Currajong Rocks is a surprisingly extensive series of pinnacles and buttresses of compact, brown sandstone lurking under forest. Some climbs will “clean up with traffic”.

Area and climbs taken from VCC Mt Difficult online update 2007. https://vicclimb.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Mt-Difficult-Update_2007_08.pdf

Access issues inherited from North Grampians

This area is now reopen after the fires in early 2014.

You can see the latest parks update on track / area closures at: Grampians-National-Park-Update.pdf

If there are crag specific closures, please update the access on those crags.

Approach

ollow the Halls Gap-Mt Zero road N from the Red Gum Lease Track for 2.1 km to where it is crossed by a vehicle track. Turn left (West) on this and follow it for 400 m to an intersection. Turn right (North) for 200 m. (Two-wheel-drive to here.) Walk uphill (W) through open forest for 450 m. All climbs are cairned. They are described from left to right, first on the lower cliff, then the upper. Cliffs faces East. Walking time ten minutes to lower cliff, 15 minutes to upper cliff.

Routes

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One-move wonder, but a hard one. At left end of best section of lower cliff is a pinnacle with a cave behind it on right. Easily up left arête of pinnacle to shallow, brushed groove on left. Finish up this. Abseil descent.

FA: David Gairns, Chris Baxter & Stephen Hamilton, 2002

Sustained and good. Line through bulges up front of pinnacle, starting from right. Abseil descent.

FA: Stephen Hamilton, Chris Baxter & David Gairns, 2002

Sustained. Crack in middle of wall right of pinnacle.

FA: Chris Baxter, David Gairns & Stephen Hamilton, 2002

Delicate finish. Slabby, NE-facing wall 10 m right of Bogan Buster, starting from small pointed boulder.

FA: Chris Baxter, David Gairns & Stephen Hamilton, 2002

Brushed slab 10m up right of SS, at right end of lower cliff.

FA: Chris Baxter, David Gairns & Stephen Hamilton, 2002

Excellent, steep climb up front of pinnacle at left end of upper cliff. Start in corner behind conifer. Go up right to foot of crack. Steeply up this and easier line above. Belay for descent.

FA: Stephen Hamilton, Chris Baxter & David Gairns, 2002

Left side of gully up right of Light of Day. Up thin crack around overhang to ledge. Step right across gap between blocks to the next wall. Nice moves up thin right curving crack to arête, then up this.

FA: Peter Cody & Philip Armstrong, 2007

Right of LD is a broad descent gully. Right of this is a face with three cracks. Climb middle one until it peters out. Step right, then up.

FA: Chris Baxter, David Gairns & Stephen Hamilton, 2002

Prominent line with some doubtful rock at right end of upper cliff. Left-facing diagonal to cave. Step left to undercut crack then up. Abseil off.

FA: Stephen Hamilton, Chris Baxter & David Gairns, 2002

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