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(8) The Northern Group

International > Australia > Victoria > Mt Arapiles

Description

The Northern Group encompasses a series of formations that are home to classics like Kachoong (10c) and A Taste of Honey (10d). There are many other more difficult lines of high quality there as well.

Getting There

The area can be approached from below via a long hike, but it is more easily approached via the summit road. Follow this to a car pack at the end, skirt the gate and continue on the the cliff edge. A steep scramble or easy rappel leads to the base of the more popular climbs. Some routes start from various points in this gully.

Routes from Left to Right

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1
Ground Cummin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Hurts
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
A Taste of Honey
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 2
High Dive
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Kachoong
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ground Cummin
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hurts
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
A Taste of Honey
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
High Dive
 2
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Kachoong
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad

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Taste of honey is the big roof center left. Kachoong is the smaller roof just right
[Hide Photo] Taste of honey is the big roof center left. Kachoong is the smaller roof just right
Jerry Moffat on the FA of Zorlac the Destroyer (31/5.13d), Mt. Arapiles<br>
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Photo by Glenn Robbins
[Hide Photo] Jerry Moffat on the FA of Zorlac the Destroyer (31/5.13d), Mt. Arapiles Photo by Glenn Robbins

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Josef Goding
Brunswick, Victoria
[Hide Comment] A little more info here:
climb.org.au/index.php?page… Apr 4, 2009