Promises Promises Boulder

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 3

Climbing in this area is not permitted.





The huge boulder perhaps 100 metres (?) downhill from the left end of the main cliff (approx downhill from Chequered Flag)

Access issues inherited from The Promised Land

This cliff contains Cultural Values (CV16), although it's suspected to be on the large boulders below the crag itself (which is mostly scrubby wall climbing). However this area was also singled out as being closed in the draft plan.


As for the left end of the main cliff

Descent notes

Rap anchors above the right-hand end of the downhill/eastern face

Ethic inherited from Grampians

Grampians / Gariwerd access issues have emerged (2019) due to potential risk to the environment and cultural sites. Climbers need to be aware that there are significant Aboriginal sites in the Grampians, especially in cave areas. Please take time to understand the access situation. Leave no trace and climb responsibly.

Please note that due to the fact that the Grampians is a National Park, dogs and other pets are not allowed in the park except in vehicles on sealed roads and in sealed car parks.

===Cliffcare Climber’s Code===

  • Find out about and observe access restrictions and agreements.

  • Use existing access tracks to minimise erosion - keep to hard ground & rock surfaces.

  • Do not disturb nesting birds or other wildlife.

  • Protect all native vegetation, especially at the base of cliffs. Wire brushing to remove mosses and 'gardening' in cracks and gullies is not permitted. Use slings to protect trees while belaying or abseiling if belay anchors are not provided.

  • Respect sites of geological, cultural, or other scientific interest. Do NOT develop new climbs in or near Cultural Heritage sites.

  • Chalk has high visual impact - minimise your use of it. Parks Victoria have requested the use of coloured chalk in Gariwerd.

  • Minimise the placement of fixed equipment, especially where Trad gear is available. Respect any "no bolting" areas.

  • Do not leave any rubbish - take it home with you.

  • Dispose of human waste in a sanitary manner (bury, or even better pack it out). Do not pollute water supplies.

  • Off-road driving is illegal in Gariwerd.

  • Keep campsites clean, and do not light campfires outside of official metal fire pits.

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developed 2017/18



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Grade Route

Up the left arête of the downhill face of the boulder via 5 FHs. 2FH to belay.

FA: Hywel Rowlands & Kevin Lindorff 2017

Start below a left-leaning closed corner line, right of centre of the face. Up to the base of the corner, then up a couple of body-lengths until able to pull up right around the arête and onto the face. Up. 4 FHs.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Hywel Rowlands 2017

Start a few metres right of Ground Effect. Step up to reach the top of the huge flake/block and up onto this to the first fixed hanger. Move up and left past a second FH to the nose/arête. Step left around this and up past two more FHs to belay off double rings.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Hywel Rowlands March 2018

Start as for Gravitrix. Up to clip Gravitrix’s first FH, then straight up past two more FHs to belay off rings.

FA: Hywel Rowlands & Kevin Lindorff March 2018

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Author(s): Simon Mentz, Glenn Tempest

Date: 2009

ISBN: 958733147

With North Gramps, The Black Range, Central Gramps, Halls Gap, Sth East Gramps and the Victoria Range areas covered, you'll have no shortage of inspiration at your disposal. With 800 routes, full colour maps and topos as well as heaps of additional info, this guide will have you sorted.

Author(s): Neil Monteith and Simon Carter

Date: 2015

ISBN: 9780994278401

Neil Monteith and Simon Carter took no time to rest after the release of their 2013 Sport Crags edition and have now release a more comprehensive guide also covering several popular trad and multipitch areas. The guide contains 61 crags and 1200 routes and also includes the likes of Grey Green Walls, Central Buttress, Asses Ears and the popular beginners trad area of Summerday Valley which weren't covered in the Sport only edition. With all the motivating and awe-inspiring photos we've come to expect from Australia's premier climbing photographer Simon Carter, and easy to use layout including access maps and detailed topo's, you won't be left hanging.

Author(s): Simon Madden, Ross Taylor, David Peason and Taylor Parsons

Date: 2016

ISBN: 9780646955544

"Australia's premier bouldering destination! The new 2016 Edition Grampians Boulder guide authored by Simon Madden, Ross Taylor, David Peason and Taylor Parsons. It contains more than 1300 problems which is double the original guide. Heaps of new information on established areas as well as the inclusion of plenty of boulders and crags not published before. It also features update idiot proof layout and expanded history and culture notes. Get one and start cranking!"

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