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The Watchtower Faces  

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The Watchtower area. The Watchtower is the massiv...


These two massive faces, separated in the middle by the Watchtower itself, beg to be climbed as seen from the drive into Arapiles. They are home to the Mount's best slab and low-angle face climbs, generally two to four pitches in length.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail past the Pharos and turn off towards the left face or continue on to the Watchtower and right face, depending on your climb. Approach time: 10-20 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.5 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Watchtower Faces:
Brolga   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Watchtower Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Auto Da Fe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For The Watchtower Faces
Neale Brain

Watchtower Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Australia : Mount Arapiles : The Watchtower Faces
Watchtower Crack is perhaps the most obvious line in all of Mount Arapiles: A wide crack that launches up a huge, soaring right-facing corner for over 100 meters. The climb is typically done in four half-ropelenth pitches. My partner and I did it in two rope stretchers (70m cord recommended). Described here as three.P1: Begin at the base of the corner formed by the Watchtower and the right Watchtower Face. Avoid the chossy start up the chimney by climbing the slab to the right. Belay on a...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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