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Watchtower Chimney      

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  - Djurite (Mt. Arapiles)
    - 16. The Watchtower Areas
      - The Watchtower
Grade:12 (consensus)
Total Bolts:
FA:Michael Stone, Ian Speedie, Garry KerkinFA Date:1965-06-26
FFA:FFA Date:1999-00-00
Author:daaaveEntry Date:2008-12-29
Start:There are two deep cracks at the base of the Watchtower. Start at the left-hand crack.
Description:A climb which gets the heart going no matter if you're on lead or seconding, with the first pitch, by itself, being a great line!
Pitch 1:45m 12 (consensus from 5 ascents; FA grade: 12)   - 1 bolts
Up the fading crack to a ledge, traverse left past a bolt and climb the corner to small ledge.
Pitch 2:17m 8 (consensus from 4 ascents; FA grade: 8)
Up the rest of the corner to base of chimney
Pitch 3:31m 12 (consensus from 4 ascents; FA grade: 12)
Up the chimney without taking the detour. Belay just above
Pitch 4:18m 8 (consensus from 4 ascents; FA grade: 8)
A bouldery start leads to an easier finish.


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