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Ironbark Gorge, Aireys Inlet
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Climbs *** ** * Hardest Longest Rock Access
16 1 0 3 23 15m ? 25 Min

Climbing Banned"You may wish to add a disclaimer under the Ironbark Gorge guide to the effect that climbing is prohibited in the Gorge (hence the chopped bolts, and loose rock). For more information see the Angahook-Lorne State Park management plan at:" - Dale Appleton, Ranger, Lorne.

Access from Aireys Inlet, 45km southwest of Geelong. Drive north down Bambra road for 2.4km to the Distillery Creek picnic grounds, then go left and very shortly right and park at the end of the tourist facilities. Walk along the road past a gate for 500m, across a bridge and onto the Currawong Falls circuit track. After about 25 minutes you'll find an "unstable cliffs" sign. Descend into the dry creek bed a further 150m on. (See: VCC guide for more details).

"Crank And File", the 15m grade 19 (with chopped bolts), starts 2m left of a chimney/corner and 3m right of a large detached butress. Beware loose rock at the top of most lines.

Climbs At Ironbark Gorge   Push For The Summit

Name Height Grade Stars
No Foxes In Sight 15 12    
In Like Flynn 13 19 1
G.O.A.L 12 13    
Taking The Drop 10 15  
Under The Lip 14 17  
Mick Hampton's Climb 13 17  
Crank And File 15 19 3
Fear Of A Black Planet 14 18 1
Tunnel Vision 14 8   
Hop Step And Jump 14 23  
Clean And Jerk 13 16  
Simply Irresistible 13 14  
Rip Curl Classic 12 19 1
Shark Attack 13 19  
Cool For Cats 13 14  
It's Doctor Venkman 13 13  


Further Reading:
Southwest Victoria, A Rockclimbers Guide - Edited by Chris Watson, Bill Andrews and Hugh Hardwick. Also available from local climbing shops, or the VCC.


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