Honeymoon Gap

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 0m
  • Ascents: 48




Steep and surprisingly solid quartzite sandstone. Most routes can be lead without needing natural gear. Shady in the morning all year, more shade in summer!


Take Larapinta Drive west from Alice Springs for about 12km. Turn Left just after the Simpsons Gap turn off and take Bullen Road for 1km. Honeymoon Gap is directly by the road. Park on left in front of the North Face of Eastern Buttress. You can practically belay from your car


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Naturally protected. Up steep gully on far LHS and through overhanging headwall into corner.

FA: Richard Johnson & Paul Deacon, 2012

Unnamed - the left most line of bolts. Steep bulging technical face.

FA: Richard Johnson & Paul Deacon, 2012

Up steep bulging seam/crack - four bolts with (optional) 1.5 cam at base of headwall.

FA: Richard Johnson & Paul Deacon, 2012

Start just right of D and traverse R into line. Very strenuous boulder problem down low leads into easier climbing to finish at D chains. Four bolts with #1 cam at bush.

FA: Paul Deacon & Rich Binstead, 2012

Sustained climbing with a powerful crux. Five bolts with some small cams between the 1st and 2nd.

FA: Paul Deacon & Rich Binstead, 2013

Climbs to high cave with fun, reachy moves through the roof. DBB ring at top.

FA: Paul Deacon & Rich Binstead, 2013

Two bolts and some natural protection. Climb on slopers into the pumpy corner, step right and up easily.

FFA: Rich Johnson & Paul Deacon, 14 Jun 2014

The better line, which is steep in places but has lots of small wire placements. The rock is generally pretty good but is still loose in places despite plenty of ascents - very 'Centralian'. Climb the left hand crack in the west facing wall. At the top there are a couple of old pegs indicating an earlier ascent, don't use these as there are two solid ring bolts five or so meters further up.

FA: Kieran Culhane & Eryne Hali, 1986

More of the same - climb the R crack where they split. Really there is very little difference between the two climbs.

FA: Kieran Culhane & Eryne Hali, 1997

Look for the most prominent corner, just east of this is an easy looking chimney and corner that is climbed.

FA: John Griffiths & Helen Griffiths, 1972


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