All Locations > International > Australia > Mount Arapiles > (7) Watchtower Faces > The Watchtower Faces
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 550 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||John Fahey, Bob Bull, 1965|
|Page Views:||133 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Nate Ball on Apr 11, 2016|
DescriptionStart on the far left side of the Watchtower Faces. Find the easiest way up to a belay just left of the face.
Step out onto the face and pass two solid (ignore the "dodgy bolt" remark) bolts to a bolted belay. Gear is spaced but solid on this pitch.
Traverse right along a thin edge to a cruxy upwards move off of thin gear. Just enough to get the blood pumping. Afterwards, churn up easy but fun rock for a long ways to the Siren corner and belay where convenient.
Move out and right, following the lack-of-lichen and a bolt. From the horizontal breaks, go straight up towards the summit overhangs, but trend right towards a detached flake with a wizened bush and belay.
Move right to the crack, then trend back leftwards. Fun, exposed, and easily protected climbing, then a stepover eventually has you slapping an adventurous gum tree on your way to the top.