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Mount Eyre

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 15
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Summary

A mini-escarpment and a few boulders near Mt Eyre.

Description

The buttresses along the top of Mt Eyre are scrappy so this little outcrop nearby was investigated. The rock was solid Flinders quartzite and the short cracks proved irresistible. We chose the safer option of climbing rather than bouldering. The blocs are probably worth checking out if a boulderer is in the area, but we're not putting Mt Eyre forward as an exciting new alternative to The Knobs or Moonarie!

Access issues

The crag appears to be just within the western boundary of the Yappala Indigenous Protected Area, established in 2014. As such, future visits will require permission from the managers of this IPA.

Approach

Take Yappala Rd west of Hawker and continue towards Neuroodla. The outcrop can be seen from the road and is at the base of the ridge stretching north-east from the prow of Mt Eyre (6km further on). About 25 km from Hawker, 20 minutes walk from car.

Routes

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The front of the tight chasm at the L end of the crag. Up to the ledge then back across the void to the south summit.

FA: Paul Badenoch & Vicki Kavanagh

The L-leaning groove just L of the cave towards the L end of the main escarpment.

FA: Paul Badenoch & Vicki Kavanagh

Hand crack with a steep start 11m R of Wasp.

FA: Paul Badenoch

Crack 4m R of Animals and Fashion with a ledge at 1.5m.

FA: Paul Badenoch

Crack 4m R of Surface to Eyre. Finish directly.

FA: Paul Badenoch & Vicki Kavanagh

The split in the big boulder at the front centre of the crag.

FA: Paul Badenoch & Vicki Kavanagh

The short clean finger crack on the main escarpment behind Middle of Nowhere.

FA: Paul Badenoch

The not-quite-a-chimney in the LH corner towards the R end of the main escarpment.

FA: Paul Badenoch

The crack 6m R of Goatesque.

FA: Paul Badenoch & Vicki Kavanagh

The wide corner-crack 6m R of Blown Away.

FA: Paul Badenoch & Vicki Kavanagh

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