"Takes you places"
A) From the North – Mt Falkland can be summited starting from Parachilna Gorge where it crosses the Heysen Trail. There are a number of spurs leading up from the Heysen trail which can be chosen by sight. Near the top it is usually necessary to get onto the range a short distance Nth of the summit and get there along the ridge. This could be done as a day walk or as a high camp if carrying water. The route down can be the reverse of the ascent of via one of the spurs leading down to the SE. At all times care is required to avoid the steeper areas and to look out for the less steep routes down along suitable spurs.
B) From the East – A camp at Wild Dog Creek can be a start for a high camp or a base for a day walk to/from the summit. As above, carefully choose the longest, less steep spurs to follow up and down and approach the summit from around it and not directly. The spur starting at 657498 is an OK starting point for the climb. (Note, this approach can be part of a walk encompassing Blinman Pools etc before or after climbing Mt Falkland)
c) From the South – The ascent can be via spurs off the Heysen trail just to the South or North of Mt Falkland but preferably not directly to it’s East which is steeper. There is a good ascent start at c 483659 on the Heysen Trail which takes you up to near Mt Bell from which the ridge line could be followed to the summit. There is also an excellent high campsite near Mt Bell at 677477 if required.
The summit can also be climbed by following the ridge line from Crisp Gorge, Dead Goat Soak (677462 – which is now dry) past Nintenda Peak and Mt Bell. This is an OK but long steep limb and should be traversed on the ridge or along negotiable routes below the ridge to the East. West of the ridge line becomes steep and difficult. Coming from Aroona Homestead this is a longish day and the last reliable water is at Pigeon Bore unless there has been recent rain.
Wild Dog Creek 662512 – usually reliable Spring.
Near Mt Bell 677477 – no water
Numerous other options subject to water availabil;ity.
Routes to/from Mt Falkland can only be described in overview and with broad directions. The terrain is very rough, steep in places and variable so the actual detailed routes involve choosing the best path that is obvious at the time. However it is important to keep looking a long way ahead and getting to a vantage point as often as possible. In this way routes can be seen which can be surprisingly easy, despite the terrain.
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