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Climbing Day at Gibraltar Peak
June 20, 2020
Gibraltar Peak and surrounds are a multi-level maze of boulders that offer some fine climbing. Most climbs are single-pitch and many are fully bolted, while others are a mixture of bolts and natural gear. Many of the climbs are in the sun for at least part of the day, making this a great place for a sunny winter’s day.
CCA will provide a limited amount of basic instruction and top rope climbing if there are enough volunteer leaders; please check with the coordinator (see details below). Experienced climbers just need to register with the coordinator and you can then do your own thing.
Participant numbers will be strictly limited to 20 so we don’t exceed the current restrictions for an outdoor gathering. Please register your interest with the coordinator, Zac Zaharias (see details below).
What to bring
You will need to bring your personal climbing gear (climbing shoes, chalk bag, harness and helmet) as a minimum, as we don’t have Club gear to loan out. You will also need food, water and sunscreen for the day.
Meeting time and location
The main outcrop of the Gibraltar Rocks is prominent and lies at the end of a ridge overlooking Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. You can get there from Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve by following the marked fire trail. Alternatively, there are several steep, unmarked fire trails on the south side of the ridge (off Corin Dam Road) that can be walked up.
thecrag.com describes Gibraltar Peak climbing as varied, with lots of slabs, a few great arêtes and some stellar cracks. 123 individual routes are listed.