Help

Andersens

Access: Climbing restrictions may apply

ACAV Note: Parks Victoria has advised that rock climbing restrictions may apply at certain locations. Formal advice has changed several times during 2019.

Please refer to the following link for PV's current advice:

https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/grampians-national-park/plans-and-projects/rock-climbing-faq

For a list of crags in SPA areas see:

https://savegrampiansclimbing.org/the-ban/closed-areas/

See warning details and discuss

Created about a year ago - Edited 9 months ago

Seasonality

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Description

Victoria's most popular bouldering destination. Lots of free standing Font style formations with nice soft landings. Take care of the ground vegetation as it has taken a battering since boulderers discovered this area. More info will be added later by Alister Robertson (or so we thought back in 2005...).

© (Hatsu)

Access issues inherited from Hollow Mountain (N & NE side of Mt. Stapylton)

ACAV Note: Parks Victoria has advised that rock climbing restrictions may apply at this location. Formal advice has changed several times during 2019. Please refer to the following link for current and detailed advice: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/grampians-national-park/plans-and-projects/rock-climbing-faq

Approach

From the Hollow Mountain carpark, take the main walking track up towards Hollow Mountain. The steps will finish and you will be following yellow arrows gently up slightly rocky scramble. After few minutes you will see a sign on your right that has a map of some rock climbing and bouldering sites in the area. Take a right at this sign and follow a fairly well trodden trail (please stay on the trail). The first boulders you see on your walk (mostly to the left of the track) are the Amnesty Area. Further along the trail are the more well known boulders of the Left Main and Right Main areas. At the end of the Right Main area the trees/undergrowth thin out to a more rocky, open plateau. This is Lower Clicke. Head back uphill towards the cliffline to Clicke area.

Ethic inherited from Grampians

Grampians access issues have emerged due to potential damage to the environment and cultural sites. Climbers need to be aware that there are significant Aboriginal sites in the Grampians, especially in cave areas. Leave no trace and treat everything with care.

The following is a basic list of things climbers in the Grampians need to be aware of. For more detailed information visit https://www.cliffcare.org.au/education

Climber’s Code

Find out about and observe access restrictions and agreements.

Use existing access tracks to minimise erosion - don’t create rock cairns or leave marking tape.

Do not disturb nesting birds or other wildlife.

Vegetation, even on cliff faces, is protected. 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.

Large groups can create problems of crowding and excessive damage around cliffs. If you plan to take a group of ten or more people climbing, you are required to register to ensure there is space.

Respect sites of geological, cultural, or other scientific interest. Don't climb near Aboriginal sites

Vehicles must stay on roads open to the public; off-road driving is illegal.

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

Keep campsites clean.

Avoid all risk of fire - do not light campfires outside of official campground metal fire pits.

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

Respect established climbing traditions in ethical matters such as the use of chalk, pitons, bolts etc.

Avoid indiscriminate or excessive use of fixed equipment.

Responsible climbing will protect cliffs and ensure continued rockclimbing

Tags

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Areas

Add area(s) Add topo Reorder Bulk edit
Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Amnesty area
26
327
5m
1
Left Main area
85
2,501
4m
15
69
1,110
4m
7
56
1,355
5m
6
Clicke area
42
302
4m
1

Did you know?

Did you know that you can create an account to record, track and share your climbing ascents? Thousands of climbers are already doing this.

Activity

Check out what is happening in Andersens.

Deutsch English Español Français Italiano 한국어 中文