Darlsen Pinnacle - WA

Mountain,Peak,Hill 

Position

DEG: -22.390579 121.9664
DMS: 22º 23' 26.09" S 121º 57' 59.04" E
UTM: 51 K 7523575mN 393601mE
Altitude: 416.96m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

199.32kms East of Nullagine
410.86kms South of Bidyadanga Community
497.75kms North of Wiluna
598.02kms West of Kiwirrkurra

Address & Contact

Rudall River National Park
Western Australia
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Information

Emerging from the floor of one of the many rocky valleys in the Throssell Ranges, Darlsen Pinnacle stands as one of the most impressive stony pinnacles within Rudall River National Park. It is in an extremely isolated section of the park where no tracks yet exist. It is possible to travel by vehicle to within 20 km of its location on old mineral exploration tracks that follow the northern reaches of the Yandagooge Creek. Alternately, the feature lies 16.8 km on a straight line bearing of 357 Degrees from Tjingjatjarra Water Hole. This geographical feature is not marked on any Nat Map, Westprint or Hema maps.

The 30 metre high sentinel rises out of a spinifex covered talus slope of some 50 metres. It is much larger in height and circumference than Hanging Rock in the west of the park. The vertical walls of white and red stone are sheer and offer no possibility of climbing (unless and expert with equipment). There are large caverns at the base of the sheer walls which provide shelter for wallabies and roos. Some of these exhibit the “honeycomb” patterns caused by wind erosion.

The views from the base of the pinnacle justify the climb. A short distance (800m) to the west is a large gorge and unnamed creek with two large semi-ephemeral water holes. There are also examples of rock art overlooking the water holes.


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Closest Weather Station

Telfer at 20/01:00pm WST
Distance from Darlsen Pinnacle 80.02km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
36.0°C32.8°C15%5.3°C1010.5hPa0.0mmNE11km/hr
6knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Telfer Aero
Distance from Darlsen Pinnacle 80.02km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.25.42.52.916.546.9

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