Mount Frankland

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Mt Frankland is a huge granite dome located 30km north of Walpole. Walpole is approximately 420km south of Perth.

Climbing

Mt Frankland is made up of grey coarse granite, which has excellent friction.

Most of the routes at Mt Frankland are bolted face and slab climbs of up to 3 pitches. There are a couple of naturally protected climbs.

There is not a lot of climbs below about grade 16. Free Burma (16) is three pitches and usually the most popular on the cliff. Most other climbs are at least 18 however there are a good selection of 18s.

It is difficult to set up top-ropes on most climbs so a leader is usually required. Some of the climbs, although bolted, are a little run-out so you need to be confident leading at the grade.

A few of the bolted routes need hangers so be sure to pack some bolt plates.

Many of Mt Frankland’s climbs are 3 star classics. It is truly a great place to stay at and climb.

Weather

Weather can be a bit of a pain as it has often rained over a long weekend trip. Still, some trips have had perfect weather so you may be lucky. The nights can be cold.

Guidebooks

5 Comments to Mount Frankland

[…] to suss things out a bit more or there’s some information at Mt Frankland New Climbs or at On-line Guides/Mt Frankland.  The camping area we will be using is called Fernhook Falls and it’s a really well set up […]

[…] bit more or there’s some information on the CAWA web at the link Mt Frankland New Climbs or at On-line Guides/Mt Frankland. […]

[…] Check out the West Australian Rock or the South Coast Rock guidebook if you’d like to suss things out a bit more or there’s some information on the CAWA web at the link Mt Frankland New Climbs or at On-line Guides/Mt Frankland. […]

[…] For the uninitiated, Mt Frankland is a 422 m high granite dome set in the middle of a beautiful karri forest, conveniently located in the Mt Frankland National Park. The main and most worthwhile climbing is on the main dome. Best known for its slab and face climbing, you will also find the odd crack as well. It involves multi-pitch climbing with a mix of bolted and traditional. You can just do the single pitch stuff but will run out of climbs fairly quickly and it is only possible to top rope a few climbs from the bottom. To get a better idea of the climbing, check out the West Australian Rock or the South Coast Rock guidebook and the newer climbs are detailed on the CAWA web at the link Mt Frankland New Climbs or at On-line Guides/Mt Frankland. […]

[…] thinking about heading south to climb.  So Queens birthday long weekend CAWA has a trip planned to Mount Frankland  in the picturesque Karri forest north of Walpole, 400km south of […]

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