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Prufrock, Cavendish
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Climbs *** ** * Hardest Longest Rock Access
8 0 0 3 24 18m Sandstone 5 Mins

In the words of the crag's co-founder Martin Lama, "George Carlyle was the discoverer of this climbing Mecca, and returned with stories of the new cliff he found. So off we drove PAST the Grampians to this small patch of bush and rocks.... all it really provided were a couple of nice face routes (the 20 in particular is quite nice) and a few others. I doubt it has been visited since, other than for checking whilst compiling the SW guide."

To gain access, drive out of Cavendish towards Balmoral for 12kms. Take a left for 3.5kms to the Dundas Scenic Reserve. (See: Approach Map). At the signpost, duck left down a track and shortly coming to a T intersection continue around to the right for 100m. Walk uphill through the scrub to the north facing cliff. The routes begin on the rightmost buttress close to the track, with more on the east side, including "Whispers Of Immortality", the 17m grade 20, which fires up the Arapiles like rock, heading diagonally left up a ramp to a juggy break before moving right around a bulge and up to the summit.

Climbs At Prufrock   Push For The Summit

Name Height Grade Stars
Mixing Memory And Desire 15 15   
Hysteria 15 19   
Perpetual Possibilities 15 19  
Whispers Of Immortality 17 20 1
Cunning Passages 8 17  
Gesture Without Motion 15 16 1
Crown Of Fire 15 22 1
Decisions And Revisions 18 24  


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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