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Asses Ears 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bundaleer 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Camp of the Emu's Foot Road 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cave and the Wave, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Eagle Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Fortress, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gallery, The 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mount Fox 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mount Rosea 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Mount Stapylton 7 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Stapylton Campground 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Summer Day Valley 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 1,702 ft
GPS: -37.134, 142.438 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 12, 2007
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Description

The Grampians National Park, (also known by its Aboriginal name Gariwerd) is a long mountain range that stretches through Victoria about 250 km north of Melbourne. The largest centrally located town is that of Halls Gap, but Horsham is also near the northern reaches of the range. Mount Arapiles sits alone like the coccyx of the spine of mountains, but those who have visited the Mount will find a significantly different climbing experience in the Gramps.

The rock there is sandstone, but it is often of a softer variety than that of Arapiles. However, there are bullet-hard swaths of rock throughout the range that offer superb climbing. These areas are often spread out, and in extreme cases there are singular climbs that require completely independant approaches. The Gramps reward those who are willing to explore, however, and my experiences there have left indelible marks in my memories.

Because of its geographics, a central camp at Mount Arapiles, Mount Stapylton, or near Bundaleer & Rosea will serve a visiting climber well. There is much ongoing route development and tons of potential for new routes. An equal mix of sport and trad routes grace the often steep walls and caves that are common in the area.

Rest days can be spent hiking and exploring hidden waterfalls and Aboriginal artwork.

Getting There

Approaches vary significantly depending on the region to be visited, but the park lies north of Melbourne.

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