Parsley Area

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 3




Emergency Location: Mount Arapiles, Upper Yesterday Gully 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


The routes here are best approached from the top. From the Pharos Gully track, take the path to the top of Tip Toe Ridge (just above A Short Crawl in the Pharos Gully). In between the top of Yesterday Gully and the massive cairns near the top of TTR is gully running parallel to Yesterday Gully. These routes are on the right wall as you head down it.

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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Nice crack up righthand side of wall. Looks suspiciously harder than 16, especially the topout.

FA: Nic Taylor, 1983

Next crack right of Sage with good holds around bulge.

FA: Nic Taylor, 1983

Seam just right of 'Parsley' to finger-crack.

FA: Kim Carrigan & Louise Shepherd, 1984

Crack on left arete, step left around small roof and up.

FA: Kim carrigan & Louise Shepherd, 1984

Line 1 metre left of 'Parsley'.

FA: Jon Bassindale, James Falla & Greg Protchard, 1991

Avoidable but good - small groove with an odd fin down from Parsley etc. Doesn't look overprotected.

FA: Jon Bassindale, James falla & Greg Pritchard, 1991

Step left across void and diagonal up to jugs. Back right, trying to climb arete and not walk off left.

Start: Start 2 metres left of 'Vicious Rumours'

FA: Evan Bieske & Angel Black, 1991

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