The Greatest Crag in the World … ?

We’re now at Arapiles. Apparently it’s the best crag in the world. Well, actually it might just be that. The guidebook says, “Take an idyllic setting, add perfect rock, warm weather and clear blue skies. Now add some of the best trad-climbing in the world [outside of North Wales of course]“…

There are so many fantastic climbs, of all grades, with camping just a short five minute walk away. There’s not a day that goes by when we don’t stack up the stars on excellent multi-pitch routes.

It’s very dry, the lack of rain is causing problems for the farmers, so no showers for days and days… Pooooooooh! However, we’ve now had two days of cloud??? I know, I expected wall to wall sunshine every day! Amazing climbing though… but we’re missing Paul 😥 Hope the wrist is getting better.

Pete bridges just before the airy traverse on Skink
Pete bridges just before the airy traverse on Skink
Laetitia on the scary traverse of Skink
Laetitia on the scary traverse of Skink
Ian belays on Muldoon
Ian belays on Muldoon
Laetitia on the crux of Muldoon
Laetitia on the crux of Muldoon
Ian on the Salamander traverse
Ian on the Salamander traverse
Anna & Ian on Salamander
Anna & Ian on Salamander
Terry & Andrew tackle an awesome chimney!
Terry & Andrew tackle an awesome chimney!

Series - Australia 2008

  1. Australian Rock
  2. Blue Mountains
  3. The Australian Alps
  4. I’m a climber get me out of here!
  5. The Greatest Crag in the World … ?
  6. Farewell to Arapiles … for now …
  7. G’day Kats
  8. Emu Holiday Park
  9. Hello Grampians
  10. Crikey! Australia Zoo
  11. Glass House Mountains
  12. Rainforest meets Reef
  13. Quizzing in Sydney
  14. Reunion in Kiama
  15. The end of the Australian Adventure

9 thoughts on “The Greatest Crag in the World … ?”

  1. Hi Ian, I meant to tell you and Anna… you would have been SO proud of Crystal… one of her friends organised a CLIMBING party… her first time on a climbing wall… the instructor was amazed… she’s a natural… left the boys standing! She must get it from YOU as every part of my arms and legs ache constantly!

    cx

  2. Hang on. You’re at Arapiles and yet there’s no landscape photos?! Surely you can stage one of those ‘soloing miles above the ground’ shots?

    Looks like interesting climbing though – fortunately Penrith wall is much better, otherwise I’d be jealous…

    Take care all, and keep the photies coming! No cakes for a while?

  3. hi everybody your all looking good down under ,,do the down under roof ( kachoong ) the most photographed roof in the world fantastic toe hooks and big jugs ( Orestes ) on the Atridae a fine groove with good gear and wide bridging for short legs some good winning photos so far from (rock on team)

  4. Hey Keith, no-one would do Kachoong with me – the thought of having to prusik up the ropes (or some other desperate aid techniques to get the gear) should they fall, lead to rejection from all the potential partners I asked – not that I was that confident of not falling off myself! :mrgreen: Needed Paul there really… Doh. 🙁

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