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Crag & Route Beta

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VIC Grampians Halls Gap Mackeys Peak (General) [ Grampians Guide | Images ] 

Author
Obsessed with Mackeys peak!!
mike b
5/04/2007
9:47:39 PM
Hi all,
We were out a couple of weeks ago climbing some of the gramps lesser acended and then more 'runwalk' type climbs. We went to get some food at halls when I looked up at Mackey's peak and was mesmorised by the grandure of this beautiful piece of rock!
Can anyone give me some beta on routes (possible topos?) or anything else that can help me get on there on some established routes? There is practicaly nothing in the chockers guide apart from number of routes which is 20 odd!!
Cheers Mike B
BA
6/04/2007
11:41:26 AM
The only current guide to the area is ROCK guide by Chris Baxter. Check out a copy of Rock to find out how to buy one or you might come across one in a shop. There is not a lot to get excited about at Mackeys Peak.

andyR
6/04/2007
1:40:26 PM
True BA but climbers have a long and endearing tradition of becomming illogically obsessed over insignificant pieces of rock. Let's not deny MikeB his obsession. The major crack through the roof is The Grand Cappuccino 26.
mike b
6/04/2007
8:28:39 PM
Yes i've been told that it's a loose, dangerous waste of time!
Obsessed none the less.
I don't know what it is it just looks great!
I've spied a few lines and want to give em a go
just to see how bad it really is!
There seems to be heaps of cracks there - There are three identical looking
ones towards the right end that look awsome!
Thanks for the beta guys will track down Rock guide,

nmonteith
10/04/2007
9:36:50 AM
There is quite a bit of info in the Grampians Select Guide (tempest/mentz). The Mike Law sport route on
the left side is good (grade 25). Bolts look crap though.
andi nismo
10/04/2007
11:58:24 AM
The old guide called Halls Gap and Environs(I think) is probably the best guide to Mackeys. You should be able to find a copy at Wilderness Shop-Box Hill.
BA
10/04/2007
12:16:54 PM
On 10/04/2007 nmonteith wrote:

>The Mike Law sport route on
>the left side is good (grade 25). Bolts look crap though.

Oi! Are you rubbishing Claw's home made hangers (made from old bits of angle iron)? That's Australian climbing history you're rubbishing there.

pat
10/04/2007
12:23:10 PM
I have an old guide. If you can't buy a copy let me know and I will scan the pages as a pdf if you want. Let me know.
trappers
11/04/2007
8:28:56 AM
yeah the route neil said is the best St Elmo's Fur I think it's called but otherwise better off checkin out other spots on the range such as weathered wall
jgoding
12/04/2007
7:32:01 AM
Hi,

I've posted a little info on the ACA website re a few newish routes around the Pinnacle area, at Weathered Wall: http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page=26&crag_id=291

Can I suggest someone with some time adds some info to the ACA site to bring it to a point where it is a fully comprehensive guide for the area?

There is also the old (circa 1990 I think) Bill Andrews guide which has a lot of info on this area. I got one at Cliffhanger a year or two back but you might be able to pick one up from somewhere else if the're out of stock.

Good luck curing that obsession.

Lookout point wall is not bad (and less of a walk in!). Best accessed from the other end (Sundial car park)

Ciao,

J
mike b
12/04/2007
8:55:46 PM
Thanks heaps for the help everyone,
will have a play out there till obsession is cured and a new one
appears. Sometimes some shitty walls still have a lot to offer some times not.
Pat i've pm'd you
Cheers all
Access T CliffCare
13/04/2007
10:01:30 AM
Hi,

Mackeys Peak is still a declared Fire Affected Area and has not been officially opened as yet.

Tracey Skinner
VCC Access and Environment Officer

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