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Access issues inherited from West Cape Howe

The 4WD track can vary greatly in condition. A shovel may be needed to fill in some of those holes!

Ethic inherited from West Cape Howe

There is no established ethic. The usual WA ethics towards bolting apply, and all bolts should be placed with careful consideration, and definitely not used to replace natural pro.


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(i) (18) Start as for A Shot At Redemption, move delicately up and over the arête (crux), then step left onto the face. Follow the aesthetic meandering crack up the face to belay ledge. (ii) (15) Continue up large blocks to finish.

FA: Rob Kettels & Adam Straw, 25 Oct 2014

Start as for a shot at redemption, following pinch flakes to arête which is turned on the left. Follow wall left of arête (avoiding crack of let them sort it out) to ledge using horizontals for gear. To top as for 'a shot..'

FA: Graeme thomson, rachel & rachel thomson

One of the first routes done at West Cape Howe, and perhaps a little sandbagged. Climb the offwidth/chimney width crack immediately left of Planar Craving. This route is often wet and very slimy.

Classic! Climb up steepening slab using small cracks and flakes for protection. This climb gets harder as you get higher. Finish at hanging DBB.

FFA: D. Wagland, R. Muhlen-Schulte & S. Richardson, 1990

Seven bolts and a few bits of gear. Similar to Planar Craving but climb on right side of slab. Excellent finish up the steep headwall.

FFA: G. Brysland, 1992

1 16
2 18

Follow left trending weaknesses ad cracks to obvious large horizontal crack and construct belay. Climb up vertical cracks to cave and skirt out rightwards.

Hangers required for bolts.

Pitch 1 (22) 45m: Start up crack to the right of Plumb Jamb. Move right and up steepening wall. Avoid large horizontal breaks on arete until you meet the arete.

Pitch 2 (14) 25m: Up easy ground to top. Loose blocks

FFA: R. Muhlen-Schulte & D. Wagland, 1990


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