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The Watchtower Faces Rock Climbing 


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Description 

These two massive faces, separated in the middle by the Watchtower itself, beg to be climbed as seen from the drive into Arapiles. They are home to the Mount's best slab and low-angle face climbs, generally two to four pitches in length.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail past the Pharos and turn off towards the left face or continue on to the Watchtower and right face, depending on your climb. Approach time: 10-20 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Watchtower Faces

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Watchtower Faces:
Brolga   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Watchtower Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Auto Da Fe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Hot Flap 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Australia : Mount Arapiles : ... : The Watchtower Faces
Start 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 lac...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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