Being a photographer this area was just so picturesque and a great place to take photos of all the others climbing, especially to capture the scale of some of those walls. After another big day we headed back to the house where we appreciated the clean warm showers before making our way to Reeds lookout to witness the last sunset for the weekend. After sunset we got stuck into drinking more wine, eating cheese and watching rock climbing documentaries on Netflix and Youtube. The next morning we got up bright and early, the girls did some yoga then we enjoyed breakfast on the deck before packing up to have a free day in the Grampians then headed home due to the hot weather. Definitely the best 3 days I've had and experienced in this National Park, with the combination of modern, clean accommodation, the escape you need with hiking and the rush you feel with climbing, it was everything we needed.
Golton in the Gap is a perfect ultra modern stay situated right in the heart of the Grampians. The house has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay with family and friends. The rooms and beds were very spacious and comfy and perfectly created for a 5 star feel. The lounge and kitchen area was a great space to cook, dine and relax with friends all in one area, we really felt at home. It's also walking distance to shops and restaurants nearby, though situated out enough to escape the crowds! The front deck was also great to enjoy the morning sun, eat breakfast and even do some Yoga before the hikes and climbs....
Things We Did
Tribute and Amnesty are both accessed through the Hollow Mountain tourist track. Tribute has a wide range of mid-range sport climbing routes whilst Amnesty provides only one mid-range route and a great selection of harder routes. Tribute is a 30-40min hike from the Hollow Mountain carpark and Amnesty is around 20mins....
Dreamtime is located in the Serra Range. It has some of the best sport climbing the Grampians has to offer, with routes as high as 50m and a wide range of easy to hard climbing routes. To get there you'll need an AWD/4WD to get to the carpark, you can also camp not far from the routes. It's about a 40min drive to the carpark from Halls Gap and a 20-30min hike to get to the climbing walls...
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