120m, 4 pitches. An alpine-flavoured adventure that surely ranks as one of the finest routes of its grade in the world- an absolute must-do for every visitor to Arapiles. The delightful pinnacle on route involves a short abseil or gut-wrenching downclimb to get off. Start from the big terrace on the left side of the ridge. Generally done as 4 pitches or soloed. Often done at night preferably when the moon is full.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Ceridwen 25 Apr Solo rpt Part of a link up of 4 routes
Part of a link up of 4 routes
Mike Hood 16 Apr Solo
Jim blackford 30 Mar Solo O/S Pinnacle is a little surprising on solo
Pinnacle is a little surprising on solo
Rog Wilko 22 Dec, 2018 2nd First climb for several months because of slow recovery from rotator cuff injury. Excellent climb. To complete the climb at the advertised grade you will need to by-pass the pinnacle to the right. Best descent from the pinnacle is to climb down the arete between the overhanging west face and the north face.
with Zoe Wilkinson, Debbie Wilkinson
First climb for several months because of slow recovery from rotator cuff injury. Excellent climb. To complete the climb at the advertised grade you will need to by-pass the pinnacle to the right. Best descent from the pinnacle is to climb down the arete between the overhanging west face and the north face.
with Zoe Wilkinson, Debbie Wilkinson
Jemima Churchhouse ?Nov, 2018 Solo O/S My first proper solo! A bit exciting getting onto the pinnacle itself, and one slightly concerning loose block, but otherwise very fun. I think for anything harder I'll stick to ropes though...
with GwilymR
My first proper solo! A bit exciting getting onto the pinnacle itself, and one slightly concerning loose block, but otherwise very fun. I think for anything harder I'll stick to ropes though...
with GwilymR
Will Collett 31 Oct, 2018 Solo Group sunrise outing before my mission back to Sydney. Therapeutic
Group sunrise outing before my mission back to Sydney. Therapeutic
krasavenko 21 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S Excellent adventure. The "down climb" is more of a lower your body of the top ledge to bottom ledge and requires a stepping stone (provided) if you're under 5"5'
with Scott
Excellent adventure. The "down climb" is more of a lower your body of the top ledge to bottom ledge and requires a stepping stone (provided) if you're under 5"5'
with Scott
foobar123 5 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S Solo while James was shopping. Very pleasant with oodles of jugs and exposure
Solo while James was shopping. Very pleasant with oodles of jugs and exposure
suds_01 2 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S 6 pitches
with Josh, Rachel
6 pitches
with Josh, Rachel
Hidden 30 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Katie Rapson 28 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S Really fun, easy & great views! 4 pitches, 120m
with Liam Allcock
Really fun, easy & great views! 4 pitches, 120m
with Liam Allcock
emc110502 25 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Roped up for pinnacle but not much gear anyway. Soloed the rest.
with Crofty
Roped up for pinnacle but not much gear anyway. Soloed the rest.
with Crofty
Hidden 25 Aug, 2018 Solo rpt
disturbed_one51 29 Apr, 2018 Solo
with Steve Hillier, baxternicky
with Steve Hillier, baxternicky
Hidden 29 Apr, 2018 Solo
Duncan Campbell 27 Apr, 2018 Solo rpt Got up early and ran a lap of this in the early morning sun. Mitre Lake had some water in it so beautifully reflected the blue sky. Nice way to say goodbye to Araps. Brilliant climbing, and some great positions.
Got up early and ran a lap of this in the early morning sun. Mitre Lake had some water in it so beautifully reflected the blue sky. Nice way to say goodbye to Araps. Brilliant climbing, and some great positions.
IainMay 13 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Jamie Marr
with Jamie Marr
Ceridwen 2 Apr, 2018 Solo
Ceridwen 28 Mar, 2018 AltLd rpt Simul climbed in 45 mins
Simul climbed in 45 mins
Patrick Clissold 17 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Eleri Clissold
with Eleri Clissold
Ruaraidh ?Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
alexspurling 19 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S First true 'solo'. Great experience.
First true 'solo'. Great experience.
keith_duncan 16 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt Led Tiptoe for the second time, Harriet seconded and cleaned. Major congestion stalled us just below the pinnacle for an hour. We waited for the party ahead of us to make it to the fourth pitch belay station before climbing the pinnacle and lowering down the other side. I led the pinnacle this time instead of taking the traverse and down climbed the back on belay using the next party's gear for protection. Took the wrong gully on descent, backtracked and found the real descent.
with Harriet Lawrence
Led Tiptoe for the second time, Harriet seconded and cleaned. Major congestion stalled us just below the pinnacle for an hour. We waited for the party ahead of us to make it to the fourth pitch belay station before climbing the pinnacle and lowering down the other side. I led the pinnacle this time instead of taking the traverse and down climbed the back on belay using the next party's gear for protection. Took the wrong gully on descent, backtracked and found the real descent.
with Harriet Lawrence
haydng 11 Apr, 2017 Solo O/S Under moonlight of course but clothes on!
Under moonlight of course but clothes on!
henweeee ??, 2017 -
BlueBen 28 Dec, 2016 Solo O/S Final climb of the day. Moonlight solo. Incredible.
Final climb of the day. Moonlight solo. Incredible.
spenser ?Nov, 2016 Lead O/S Outrageous fun for the grade!
with Ben Dickson
Outrageous fun for the grade!
with Ben Dickson
disturbed_one51 19 Oct, 2016 Solo Night Solo!
with Max Farr, rianmcgann
Night Solo!
with Max Farr, rianmcgann
rianmcgann 19 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S Night Solo
Night Solo
spidermonkey09 15 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S The best VDiff in the world? Really great; my first route at Arapiles. Getting onto and off the pinnacle provoked a thought!
The best VDiff in the world? Really great; my first route at Arapiles. Getting onto and off the pinnacle provoked a thought!
Darron 13 Apr, 2016 -
GMohr 12 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Jude
with Jude
Matt Amos 5 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
markalmack 27 Oct, 2015 Solo O/S My moonlight
with GAL
My moonlight
with GAL
Phil Blue ?Oct, 2015 Solo O/S
wi11 17 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
Camilla Mapstone ?May, 2015 Solo
Hidden 25 Apr, 2015 AltLd
lecko ?Apr, 2015 Lead
dorman 7 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
keith_duncan 7 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S First climb with Jerome. Pretty easy, at the top we climbed the outward face but the short wall on the right of the pinnacle is also fairly easy. I anchored on the top and then we down climbed the back face into the V for the final pitch.
with dorman
First climb with Jerome. Pretty easy, at the top we climbed the outward face but the short wall on the right of the pinnacle is also fairly easy. I anchored on the top and then we down climbed the back face into the V for the final pitch.
with dorman
daveaubrey 31 Jan, 2015 Solo
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd
tcn_2002 18 Oct, 2014 Solo
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 9 Oct, 2014 Solo Lovely...
Lovely...
Ceridwen 24 Apr, 2014 - Simul style climbed in 1 hour and 30 min!
with Gemma Wilson, Karl Greasly, Niall McLean
Simul style climbed in 1 hour and 30 min!
with Gemma Wilson, Karl Greasly, Niall McLean
JHo_uk87 23 Apr, 2014 AltLd
jakenichol 13 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with haylow
with haylow
Jones_88 ?Nov, 2013 AltLd
with adam06
with adam06
jamie d ?Nov, 2013 Lead O/S busy. lead 2,3 and 4 pitches. attacked by midges at base whilst belaying. last climb of trip
busy. lead 2,3 and 4 pitches. attacked by midges at base whilst belaying. last climb of trip
adam06 ?Nov, 2013 AltLd
cbeard 31 May, 2013 AltLd rpt Downclimbed moving together
with Hamish Webster
Downclimbed moving together
with Hamish Webster
cbeard 18 May, 2013 Solo rpt
cbeard 5 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Matt Hryciuk
with Matt Hryciuk
helin 14 Mar, 2013 AltLd
with tel
with tel
joeashworth 20 Dec, 2012 AltLd
with Sam Ash
with Sam Ash
Sam Ash 20 Dec, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Nov, 2012 Solo O/S
Theeni 4 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
LittleJoRocks 4 Nov, 2011 2nd
with Theeni
with Theeni
henning82 7 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
Jim Gaffney ?Dec, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Nov, 2010 AltLd
MelH 9 May, 2010 Solo
robertmichaellovell 9 May, 2010 Solo
with MelH
with MelH
MelH 18 Feb, 2010 Solo
Duncan D ??, 2010 -
Ant Harris ??, 2010 -
david morse ?Mar, 2009 Solo
Duncan Campbell ?Mar, 2009 Solo O/S absolute classic!! did it like 4 times i think in the 3 months i was at araps! the last time was at night by moonlight (no headtorch) in trainers! epic!!!
absolute classic!! did it like 4 times i think in the 3 months i was at araps! the last time was at night by moonlight (no headtorch) in trainers! epic!!!
3lair ?Aug, 2008 Solo O/S
fritz_in_aotearoa ??, 2008 -
arose ?Sep, 2007 - At night after a day of rain
with Nick Kingstone
At night after a day of rain
with Nick Kingstone
Ed Babs 17 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Kate
with Kate
monstermunch 5 Dec, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Steve Cowan / Ricarda Thier
with Steve Cowan / Ricarda Thier
AndyH1710 ?Apr, 2006 -
peter myers 25 Dec, 2005 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 10 May, 2005 Solo O/S
tobydunford 9 Apr, 2005 Solo O/S
realbobsmith 25 Dec, 2004 Solo O/S
mt_clayton 9 Apr, 2004 Solo
with Jon Lawton
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 5 Apr, 2004 Solo O/S
NorthernRock ?Apr, 2002 -
topsyturvy ??, 2002 Solo
Hidden 9 Nov, 2000 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 9 Sep, 1999 AltLd
dan gibson ??, 1998 -
Hidden ?Feb, 1993 Solo
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