Photos
Help

Lookout Point Wall

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 53

Access: Climbing restrictions may apply

ACAV Note: Parks Victoria has advised that rock climbing restrictions may apply at certain locations. Formal advice has changed several times during 2019.

Please refer to the following link for PV's current advice:

https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/grampians-national-park/plans-and-projects/rock-climbing-faq

For a list of crags in SPA areas see:

https://savegrampiansclimbing.org/the-ban/closed-areas/

See warning details and discuss

Created 9 months ago - Edited 10 weeks ago

Seasonality

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Description

Nice beginner friendly area. A 15m static rope might be handy to setup belays at the top. See the 1999 Rock guide "Wonderland Range" for full route descriptions until someone can be bothered to write them up here...

© (jgoding)

Access issues inherited from Halls Gap Area

A low profile always helps to avoid too much attention from tourists and park rangers.

"Please do not add any routes (old or new) to this database for the time being."

Approach

An easy walk that is no more than 600 metres from the carpark.

Take the track that points to "Lake View Lookout" from The 'Sundial' Car park. After around 300 metres there is a fork in the track. The right hand path takes you to the official "Lakeview Lookout", ignore that. Take the left fork for another 150 metres up timber and stone steps to where you will arrive at the clifftop which has views over Lake Bellfield. The track to the right (south) takes you to the descent gully.

© (jgoding)

Ethic inherited from Halls Gap Area

Bolting, is considered illicit, along with the rest of the park and other National Parks within Victoria. Only alter routes after considerable consultation with first ascensionests and local climbers.

Tags

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU) © Cameron Roy (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU)

Routes

Add route(s) Add topo Reorder Bulk edit Convert grades
Grade Route

Technical thin face climbing. A bit reachy and perhaps add a grade or two if shorter than say 5'9" (165cm)

Start: About 50m to the right of the main wall area (turn R just as you get to the bottom of the descent gully) is a small wall. This route shoots up the middle of this past 3 fixed hangers just left of a crack (climbed by Steve Hamilton & Zoe at about grade 11).

FA: Joe Goding & Steve Hamilton, 2002

At the L end of the main cliff, just R of cleft/gully. The L arete of the wall with fiddley small pro.

Wall just R of large block and 2m R of Grace. A sort of direct start to The Mentz File with poor protection.

L leaning seam starting 3m R of The Stand.

Steep and strenuous. Juggy crack/weakness 1m R of MF and 2m L of large Eucalypt finishing up and L.

Juggy face behind eucalypt then corner exiting R to ledge below overhang [possible belay]. R and up steeply. Good clean middle grade corner.

Up to then up R facing flake crack on wall just R of WHYSL.

An easier fun variant. Up IO17 to the start of the flake corner, hand traverse R to stance on arete. Up arete on amazing holds.

FA: Peter Cody, 2008

Up the middle of the wall.

Consistent at the grade. Easier than it looks. Well protected.

Start: Attractive left facing yellow and grey corner-crack on the right hand side of the main alcove. (about 50m past where the descent gully brings you down if you keep the cliff line on your LHS).

FA: Allan Hope, 1987

A pleasant warm up route but the gear is a bit thin in the rounded groove.

Start: Start in the corner a few metres right of Don't Get Me Wrong.

FA: Allan Hope (unseconded), 1987

The crack 7m R of CHH in front of a small gum. L at bulge and up flake to ledge. Finish on R. A fairly artificial grade 19 direct start is possible 2.5m L

Arete 3m R of Octopus. At about 12m go R and up centre of face to ledge. Step R and up. Some suspect rock.

L crack on wall 2m R of SF. 6m corner above tree, traverse L along horizontal, finish up arete. A filthy waste of time.

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.

Activity

Check out what is happening in Lookout Point Wall.