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Arapiles over Xmas New Year? 28-Oct-2011 At 3:15:40 PM Mike Bee
Xmas day at Araps is quite nice, very few tents.
I reckon I counted only about 8 in all of the Pines last year. But it will fill up quickly on boxing day until people head back to work in the new year.

Araps is fine during summer. If you get some really oppressive 40deg days, it can be a bit miserable if it stays hot for a few days in a row, but there's enough shady gullies and rock with differnt aspects that there's generally something that is nice to climb.
My general rule for hot days at Araps is up early, climb early before it heats up. Back to the tent for lunch and a couple of beers, a cheeky arvo siesta when its really hot, and then another 3-4 hours of climbing in the evening before it gets dark.

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