Road Face

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 49

Access: Around the World Boulder closed

Round the World boulder has been fenced off 10/07/2020 as it may contain significant Aboriginal cultural heritage that is extremely important to Traditional Owners.

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Created 2 years ago

Access: Closure

Cultural heritage closures now apply to some parts of Arapiles. This advice continues to evolve and may not be fully reflected in this website; refer to Parks Victoria for details applicable at the time of your visit.

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Created 3 months ago



Access issues inherited from Pharos Boulders

Reason for closure, Numerous important cultural heritage sites are evidence of the significance of Dyurrite for Wotjobaluk Peoples and the use of the area for thousands of years.

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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Slabby start to jugs

Start on the large LH jug, traverse the lip and break anti-clockwise.

Sit start at the back of the roof. Straight out to jug on lip and up.

Crank up via corner.

From block up arete committing to finish


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