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Castle Crag

International > Australia > Victoria > Mt Arapiles > (5) Tiger Wall Area

Description

This is a compact little free-standing tower located along the main trail past the Bluffs and Tiger Wall but before the Pharos. Swinging (5.9), Procol Harum (5.12b), and The Undertaker (5.12a) are all popular. Descent is via rappel.

Getting There

See above. Approach the crag directly from the main trail. 10 minutes approach time.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
A Cut Above
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Swinging
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 9
Trapeze
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 1
The Undertaker
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Cut Above
 1
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Swinging
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Trapeze
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad
The Undertaker
 1
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad

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The start of Procul Harem, at one time the hardest route at the Piles
[Hide Photo] The start of Procul Harem, at one time the hardest route at the Piles

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[Hide Comment] While not a brilliant crag by Arapiles standards, Castle Crag does merit agenda consideration, primarily as possibly the most convenient crag at Araps: it's close to camp, has fixed rap anchors and has routes facing N,S,E and W so you can almost always find something climatically appropriate. CC is also pretty stacked in the 25-26 range (lower half of 5.12). Dec 10, 2007