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Climbing in this area is closed.

Access: Climbing restrictions apply

According to the new Greater Gariwerd Landscapte Management Plan, climbing is no longer allowed at Andersens, except in the area Parks Victoria designates West Andersens - which presumably is the area on the slabs below Clicke Wall (PV is not very clear). You can see the plan and corresponding maps here:

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Access issues inherited from Grampians

Parks Victoria has issued the following advice regarding rock climbing in Gariwerd/Grampians (updated July 2022):

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.

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

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

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An area classic that is more technical than it first looks. Sit start on good holds in the low seam and climb up and leftwards, making the most of a variety of challenging slopers!

If you use the line of sidepulls and underclings going out right at the start, then you are on the right-hand variant V4 (but you won't be the first to be mistaken!).

Phyllis climbs Riding Shotgun!

FA: Corrine Gwyther, 2000


Start as for Riding Shotgun and head straight up arete using side pull/underclings then pull onto slab. Done by many this way thinking they were on Riding Shotgun.

Here's some footage of how to do the RH Variant (if you look at the text you'll see they thought they were doing Riding Shotgun V6, whoops! It's easy to make this mistake!).




Sit-start onto light overhang connecting odd holds.


Sit start low on arrowhead flake and undercling edge. Throw up to ledge and then top out up slab.


Start as for The Cleaver and make the burly slap for the ledge. Traverse right on slopers and top out via the razor jug.


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