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07. Stapylton - Campground

  - Gariwerd (The Grampians)
    - 01. Northern Grampians - Mt Zero Range
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Description:You gotta love the lazy option! Instead of driving to some far flung part of the Grampians you can explore what is close to your coffee, tent and esky. This guide records the new development that has occurred in the hidden crags within walking distance of the Mt Stapylton Campground in the Northern Grampians of Western Victoria. Most of the better routes are steep bolted sport routes or easy short wall climbs on trad protection. The rock is coarse with a similar feel to the Blue Mountains and has patches of utter choss. If you are climbing on trad then take extra care as many of these routes have had limited repeats. If you want to clip bolts then this area is a great place to start your Grampians experience. Leave your bolt plates at home - almost everything here is ring-bolted.

Don’t chip, don’t litter, don’t shit at the crag (use toilets at campground), don’t swear near tourists, don’t drill within earshot of the campsite and lastly respect the Aboriginal art site by keeping your grubby mitts off nearby rock.

Location:All these crags (apart from the bouldering) are accessed from a well worn track, but un-official, that leaves the south east corner of the Aboriginal Art Site carpark. Walk down the official loop track fro twenty metres before branching off to the right and into the bush. Within a few minutes you'll stumble upon the obvious free standing pillar of Mini Castle Crag. The track to the other crags continues past this point (refer to map on this page).



Mini Castle Cragvertical trad climbing
11 routes
Warden Wallvertical trad climbing
6 routes
Sentry Wallvertical trad climbing
6 routes
The Guardhousesteep sport climbing
7 routes
Sentinel Cavesteep sport climbing
14 routes
Sentinel Wallvertical trad climbing
5 routes
Doddery Rocksteep trad climbing
13 routes
Mt Pleasantvertical trad climbing
19 routes
Stapylton Campground Boulderingsteep climbing
28 routes
109 routes

Map One


Map Two

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