Mt Alexander rises above the otherwise flat landscape near Harcourt, just 20 mins drive south of Bendigo or a bit over an hours drive north west of Melbourne. (See: approach map). Set amongst the apple growing orchards, the diminutive mountain offers nice granite boulders some up to about 30m in size. The climbing is mainly bolted friction slabs, but also includes many trad layback or jam cracks, chimneys and arÍtes.
For a first time visit I suggest you check out Dog Rocks or Wabbit Wocks. There's more than enough routes at both these areas to warrant a day trip each. On subsequent visits you might like to venture into some of the other areas listed, and perhaps check out the new sport routes at Scorpions, or wander on over to Blue Tongue Boulders.
Right: Kent on the FFA of a route at Scorpion Rocks.
Mt Alexander is my "local" crag, so our little group tends to head out there fairly frequently. Some day I might see you on the rocks. Have fun!
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