Australia Part 2 – The Climbing

A few weeks have passed since I got back from Australia and now seems like the right time to post a few pictures of the actual climbing we did, first from the Grampians and then of Arapiles.

The two areas complement each other perfectly: Arapiles with it’s many thousands of accessible, high quality routes only minutes walk from the campsite and the Grampians for it’s beauty, wildness and more remote feel. Having these areas close together, particularly in a continent as large as Australia (!), is a real blessing.

Keep an eye out on UKClimbing for Destination Articles for each of these venues over the coming weeks.

Eau Rouge (23) at The Lost World in the Grampians
Eau Rouge (23) at The Lost World in the Grampians
Ben Bransby on the same route, only looking a bit more casual about it...
Ben Bransby on the same route, only looking a bit more casual about it…
Arguably one of the most perfect routes in the world, Archimedes Principle at the Eureka Walls, Southern Grampians (It's a shame about the lack of blue sky)
Arguably one of the most perfect routes in the world, Archimedes Principle at the Eureka Walls, Southern Grampians
(it’s a shame about the lack of blue sky)
Another shot of 'the perfect route', it's hard to get bored of those colours...
Another shot of ‘the perfect route’, it’s hard to get bored of those colours…
Ben Bransby showing us how it's done (again), this time on Fisting Party (26) on Taipan Wall.
Ben Bransby showing us how it’s done (again), this time on Fisting Party (26) on Taipan Wall.
The So Solid (Arms) Crew with Taipan Wall in the background
The So Solid (Arms) Crew with Taipan Wall in the background
When you're taking a shot of one of the most iconic routes in the world, why get the best angle? Here's a bum-shot of Gaz Marshall on Kachoong (21) at Arapiles.
When you’re taking a shot of one of the most iconic routes in the world, why get the best angle (or focus)?!
Here’s a bum-shot of Gaz Marshall on Kachoong (21) at Arapiles.
Ben on Mike Law's classic route Slopin Sleazin (28) on The Pharos, Arapiles.
Ben on Mike Law’s classic route Slopin Sleazin (28) on The Pharos, Arapiles.
Probably not the best day of my life... In the morning I failed to squeeze my way through the chimney of Mr Chicken (upgradable) and in the afternoon I snapped an RP after falling off The Philosopher (24). Oops...
Probably not the best day of my life: in the morning I failed to squeeze my way through the chimney of Mr Chicken (upgradable) and in the afternoon I snapped an RP after falling off The Philosopher (24). Oops…
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