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VIC Arapiles Tiger Wall (General) (General) [ Arapiles Guide | Arapiles Images ] 

Topic Date User
Death block above Deathwatch Beetle P1 rap anchors 19-Apr-2019 At 8:01:20 PM kieranl
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On 18-Apr-2019 Pedro.c wrote:
>Tiger Wall, Arapiles. Not sure why itís named this however thereís s bolder
>ready to trundle off a few metres up the second pitch. Itís just below
>a piton. Was climbing there today and the whole thing shifted alarmingly.
>
>Not sure what I should do about it. Didnít have anything to mark it with.
>
>On the eave of a busy weekend Iím concerned. Happy to take action but
>would like advice or is this something you Nati locals would be happy to
>investigate and handle?

Unfortunately there is a lot of terrible and loose rock above the first pitch between Deathwatch Beetle, and The Lute. Without the loose rock being marked it's going to be pretty hard to identify and unless it's positively identified I cannot see people spending the time to set up a clearing operation. Regardless, there wouldn't be a clearing operation during a peak period, there are too many people about.

It's just not possible to remove every poised block on the cliff. And some things are so big that attempting to remove them is not justifiable. They would cause terible damage and may destabilise other things.

It's definitely worth reporting things - a comment on TheCrag would be a good thing. Make people aware.





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