Baby Buttress





The small wall between Cobwebs Gully and Lizard Procrastination Pinnacle.

Emergency Location: Mount Arapiles, Pilot Error Area

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


Descent notes

Rap chains at the top of the cliff. Or scramble off L.

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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Grade Route

Take horizontal weakness opposite 'Falsetto', then up.

Start: Start at the far left hand end of baby buttress at the back of the gully.

FA: unknown

Climb the face left of 'Tendrils' to a short black flake and up.

Start: start left of 'Tendrils'

FA: Rod Young, 1980

Start: Climb up just left of the nose of 'Baby Buttress'.

FA: Mark Moorhead, 1980

A hard start leads right to a juggy overhang, then head left and up.

Start: On the nose of 'Baby Buttress'

FA: Rod Young, 1980

Wall left of Scarlet Sage, via an orange overhang and Black flake.

FA: Lindorff

Climbs the tricky crack in the middle of the wall past two bulges and a small cave.

Start: Start at tiny crack in middle of wall under a cave higher up.

FA: Lindorff, 1977

Up the diagonal crack two meters right of Scarlet Sage, then left and up.

Start: Start two metres right of Scarlet Sage.

FA: Mike Law

Take the same starting diagonal crack as 'Wascal', but continue another two meters before going up.

Start: Start as for 'Wascal'.

FA: Mike Law

An enjoyable combo with just a couple of metres of new climbing. Has been top-roped before. Up 'Cry Baby' to above its first bolt. Thin moves across L (good wires) to surmount the crux bulge on 'Pwocol Hawum'.

FA: Glenn Tempest, 18 Apr 2015

Up face via three bolts to anchor crux passing second bolt

FA: Muki Woods, 2006


FA: John Muir, 1985

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