Main Cliff

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 87

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.

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Created about a year ago - Edited 5 months ago



Access issues inherited from Halls Gap Area

A low profile always helps to avoid too much attention from tourists and park rangers.

"Please do not add any routes (old or new) to this database for the time being."

Ethic inherited from Halls Gap Area

Bolting, is considered illicit, along with the rest of the park and other National Parks within Victoria. Only alter routes after considerable consultation with first ascensionests and local climbers.


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Where this is in relation to diagonal at left end of face (New Wave? Microwave!) is anyone’s guess. At left end of main face boulder to diagonal. Left through bulge; #4 RP. Mantel, up.

FA: Bo, Jeremy Boreham, James McIntosh & Phillip McMillan, 1997

Start as for 'New Wave? Microwave!' below the small broken roof. Up, passing vegetation and some suspect rock.

FA: Geoff Butcher, Michael Hampton & Rhyl Shaw, 1993

The Traverse. The prominent diagonal. Not as good as the next four. Up groove with de- tached flake-behind pinnacle near left end of cliff. Then follow diagonal up right.

FA: Chris Baxter, David Gairns & Maureen Gallagher, 1987

Thin cracks 2m right of 'New Wave? Microwave!'

FA: Wayne Maher & Glen Donohue, 1993

Left-most of four prominent lines, crack climb towards the left end of the main face, near a large Eucalypt. Hard start off ground, follow line to top. Hollow sounding flakes high on left of climb. Some very large blocks at top. shallow left-facing corner About 15m right of 'New Wave? Microwave!'.

FA: Maureen Gallagher, Chris Baxter & David Shirra, 1987

Not destined for heavy traffic. Wall between Spare Rib and Udder Shudder with minimal pro.

FA: Glenn Tempest, Geoff Butcher & Michael Hampton, 1993

Left crack on right end of main face. Leads to an excellent finger-crack.

FA: Chris Baxter, Maureen Gallagher & David Shirra, 1987

Right hand crack on right end of main face, 3m right of Udder Shudder.

FA: Chris Baxter, Maureen Gallagher & David Shirra, 1987

Excellent seam / crack at R end of main face. Reachy start (could be 21 if you're tall) leads to sustained climbing up the line.

FA: Geoff Little, Chris Baxter & Maureen Gallagher, 1987

Needs a clean but will be quite good. Corner 15m up right of Cocky Calamity. Turn overhang on right and finish up groove above.

FA: Chris Baxter & David Gairns, 1988


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