The Thimble

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 36




15m back up L from Colosseum Wall is this little outcrop. The front face is quite attractive but its a bit short.

Access issues inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park

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).


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The line just L of the arete.

Start on the black back wall of The 'Thimble' which faces 'Comic Strip Wall', 1m L of the arete.

FA: Hanut Singh-Dodd, Kasia Kazimierczak & Martin Lama, 1992

The arete.

Start just R of 'Yakshini'.

FA: Martin Lama & Hanut Singh-Dodd, 1992

Short corner then R and up.

Start 1m R of 'The Last In Line'.

FA: Martin Lama & Hanut Singh-Dodd, 1992

Beware loose block. Adequacy of pro is unknown. Join 'Nothing Too Serious' at the top.

Start 3m R of NTS, just L of tree.

FA: Patrik Alsebv, 1995

The crack.

Start beneath the R side of the front face.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Peter Lindorff, 1977

Long moves between good holds. Start direct. Size 3 Camalot handy. Finish right onto the arete.

FA: Douglas Hockly & Paul Deacon, 2009

Start on arête up and left past bolt up to break 3cam then straight up to top of head wall small wires, then finishing out right on arête and up to high anchor

Set by muki woods, 25 Jul 2014

FFA: muki woods, 25 Jul 2014

FA: muki woods, 25 Jul 2014

The arete.

Start 2m R of 'Thimble'.

FA: Roland Foster & James Anderson, 1989


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