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Summer Day Valley Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Summer Day Valley is one of the most popular areas in the Grampians, providing both easy routes and toproping on excellent sandstone. The drive is short and the approach takes 5 – 10 minutes. It’s a good place for a first visit to the Grampians, though one may see lines at the base of popular routes and numerous top ropers on long weekends (of which Australia seems to have many).

All the routes require gear for protection, though some hard lines have a bolt or two. Nearby Mt. Stapylton campground has water and toilets.

Getting There 

Take the Western Hwy from Stawell for 11km past Dadswells Bridge and turn on "Wonwomdah" road at a sign for "Laharum/Wartook/Mt Zero/Halls Gap". After 3 km go left down a dirt road. Take the next right to the Hollow Mountain parking area.

The trail with a sign, "Rock Climbing Area", heads left into Summer Day Valley. The left side of the valley, confusingly called the "Back Wall", lies opposite the bright orange Wall Of Fools.

On the rear of the Back Wall is the Main Wall, with many pleasant routes. Waxman (11) is a good warm up, with good pro and large holds. Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17) and Halfway Hotel (18) are well worth climbing and located side by side.

Camping
Stapylton campground: continue down the road past Mt Zero picnic area and follow signs.


Guidebook
Grampians Selected Climbs - by Simon Mentz and Glenn Tempest


Climbing Season

For the Australia area.

Weather station 17.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Summer Day Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: No Takers

No Takers 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Australia : The Grampians : ... : West Side
a nice buttress above some stairs. The book says start left but I couldn't hack it unprotected and looking to land on a stair. I started to the right with a seam to get a little pro in. Head up the weakness mostly staying on the right side of the buttress....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Texas Radio and the Big Beat
Texas Radio and the Big Beat
Rock Climbing Photo: Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17)
Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17)
Rock Climbing Photo: Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17)
Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17)
Rock Climbing Photo: Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17)
Texas Radio and the Big Beat (17)

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By AndyMac
From: Center, CO
Sep 16, 2016
As of Aug 2016 the east side (back wall) of the formation is closed due to the extensive bush fires in 2014

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