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Dunes Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: -36.75763, 141.84413 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Apr 12, 2016
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This is the looming block just left of the Bluffs, separated by a steep vegetated gully. Along with the Bard Buttress, Tiger Wall, and Watchtower Faces, it is one of the most iconic pieces of rock in the park. Several classic multi-pitches wander up its slabby, jug-covered faces, which also pass through some more exciting features such as roof cracks and spelunking chimneys. Be prepared to stand in line on a perfect April morning, or pick a spicier line and bypass all the flailing kiddies on Eskimo Nell!

Getting There 

Walk 10 minutes from the Pines towards the obvious buttress left of the Bluffs

Climbing Season

For the Mount Arapiles area.

Weather station 15.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Arab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Australia : Mount Arapiles : ... : Dunes Buttress
Starting from between the two boulders at the base of the wall, move up along the left edge through the lichen-covered slab. When you hit the orange wall, face the conundrum of good protection versus preventing rope drag, then pull over the lip to the stance before the left-trending staircase-ramp. Move left, making easy but airy moves up and left, to a puzzling bolted anchor (what's the purpose?). Belay here for no apparent reason or keep moving up and left, over some loose chunks, to an orange...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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