Onsighted 2 routes, lead 5 routes, seconded 4 routes and ticked a route.
11 ★★ Piccolo 35m — Very Good
First route at the Mighty Araps.
Cruxy moves in the middle. Found a booty nut there, just couldn't get it out.
The down climb during the walk out is the hardest bit about this climb especially after some rain. — with Luke C
14 ★★ D Minor 35m — Very Good
Good climb. My first lead at the Araps. Good pro all the way. 2nd pitch is the crux with a bit of overhang pleasure. — with Luke C
10 ★★★ Syrinx 170m — Classic
One of the most memorable routes I have done at Araps.
Pitch 3 is pure gold.
The climb involves a bit of route finding after P3. We probably ended up off route and had to traverse right instead of left to find a walk out.
After P3, don't try to combine pitches as the rope drag might try to pull you off. — with andrew anderson
21 ★★ Pilot Error 12m, 1 — Very Good
One move wonder. Its all about that left hand.
12 ★★ Panzer 95m — Classic
Deserves three stars in my opinion.
This climb has everything: traverse, slab, corner, crack, jugs and scary down climb.
Watch out for some loose holds on P3. Nearly got clipped by a falling rock from the heavens. — with Luke C
12 ★★ Watchtower Chimney 110m, 1
Started the climb around 4.30pm. "Better to bail before than after", was the advice given when I reached the carrot on P1 traverse.
Combined the whole thing in two big pitches (almost).
P1 is super fun. Amazing corner moves. Luke C led P3 chimney with exceptional grace.
15 ★★★ Resignation 96m — Classic
Well I guess the description of the climb in the guide book pretty much sums the whole climb up. "Take a deep breathe and just go for it".
P2 on lead is very intimidating. Awesome little traverse and good holds to get past the roof.
13 ★ Ivan 14m — Mega Classic
"Ivan, The Terrible", as I nick named it.
Such an amazing climb with some of the most thought provoking movement I have ever experienced.
I cursed and I screamed and I panicked, but I made it.
A classic in my book. — with Luke C
11 ★★★ Blockbuster 30m — Classic
Interesting moves all the way to the top of the world.
Luke found some very good and interesting pro placements. I just cursed whenever I saw them, such a pain to get them out. — with Luke C
16 ★ Arab 110m — Mega Classic
My proudest trad lead ever.
I recommend this climb to everyone who loves heaps of exposure, heaps of scare and heaps "I need to find my balls and just go for it" moment.
P1 is a super pitch in itself. But P3 what can I say about you. There are no words to describe the feeling. You have to get on it to know it. — with Linda
16 ★★★ Watchtower Crack 100m, 3 — Mega Classic
So glad I wasnt the one leading P3. Mega effort by Luke, made it look so easy.
Definitely a must do. Polished holds, off width, heaps of chalks, pitons, carrots, two number 4s, stemming to glory, should I try a layback moment.
Pure bliss! — with Luke C