Rock Climbing Around Melbourne

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Rock Climbing Around Melbourne Reviews

niki1013 niki1013
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Climb Araps at Easter! Mar 11, 2008
So many climbs in the one location!!! I love this place!! It is certainly worth the drive (about 5 hours from Melbourne). There are climbs for all levels of experience!

Araps gets very, very, very busy over the easter weekend so you might have to wait for climbs - but the atmosphere is fantastic - Especially back at the camping grounds which is usually packed out.

The Nyatimuk pub down the road puts on a fantastic easter spit roast pig meal - very yummmy!

The campsite is good and has a toilet block - I couldn't find any showers however. I think you can only have camp fires at certain times of the year.

If you are a climber Araps should be at the top of your list for things to do in VIctoria
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PhinsAndGills says:
I would LOVE to try this!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2008
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wforrester wforrest…
2 reviews
Dec 28, 2007
I agree with Skippyed, the mecca for climbing is Mt Arapapilies in Western Victoria, but it is a four to five hour drive from the city. Next door and slighly closer are the Grampians which is another great place to climb especially he Northern Grampians around Mt Stapylton and Mt Difficult. The is a great book published on the area by Simon Mentz and Glenn Tempest called Grampians Selected climbs. If you are staying in the Melbourne CBD all of our outdoor stores are clustered in Little Bourke Street near Hardware Lane. That book would be available in those stores as would advice on climbing destinations. If time is an issue there is some Great Climbing available in the Brisbane Ranges just west of Melbourne which is only about an hours drive from the city.
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fawkes66 says:
I definitely hope to climb up there some time. Sounds great!
Posted on: Jan 18, 2008
vances says:
Love the name "Mt. Difficult" --- sounds like a hard climb!
Posted on: Dec 28, 2007
skippyed skippyed
27 reviews
Dec 28, 2007
To the west of Melbourne is one of the best rock climbing places in the country - Mt Arapiles is the rock climbers mecca. These websites should give you some useful information:

http://www.climbing.com.au/crags/guide.php?page=arapiles

http://www.chockstone.org/Arapiles/Arapiles.htm

http://www.arapiles.net/
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