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Summary

100m free standing pillar.

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Description

A varied set of climbs moving right from the "camping caves" on the eastern side of 'The Fortress' block.

While some of the climbs are good and the setting is fantastic, there is a liberal selection of "Campbell Mercer Specials".

Full descriptions of most climbs are not given as the area needs to be revisited and sorted out. However, the relative locations of climbs are 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): https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park/rock-climbing-in-gariwerd

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.

Approach

From the western side of the Grampians - Starts up the fire trail on the Southern side of Deep Creek. The walking trail head starts on Harrops Track, just past Deep Creek bridge. 2-3hrs walk in , 5.5km distance with 400m of vertical rise. Or approach from the Eastern side via the Sawmill track. Shorter walk but requires a decent four wheel drive.

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Where to stay

Camp sites - In the area. Bush camping from the west. Or from the east - at the end of the four wheel drive section. Camping in caves or under overhangs in The Grampians is not permitted

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Ethic

Avoid bolts.

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History

History timeline chart

1986 Nyrie Dodd (female 1st free ascent) of Passport, then a grade 28.

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Author(s): Chris Baxter & Glenn Tempest

Date: 1994

ISBN: 0646167308

A Guide to selected rockclimbs at Mt Arapiles,the Grampians and Mt Buffalo

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