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Fine grained granite, large boulders


Deep gorge not far from Armidale, off Waterfall way. I heard from Rick Curtis that a few trad lines had been done there but no record of them exists. Perhaps 20 boulder problems established so far, with scope for more, and potential for bolted and naturally protected climbs as well. Access is steep and difficult, straight off the lookout.

Access issues

From Armidale head east on the waterfall way for 20kms, then right at the sign post, onto dirt for a couple kms.


From the lookout, jump the fence on the right and follow a faint track down to the right. Caution must be taken walking in as the decent is very steep. As you approach there is a promising looking boulder that you soon realize is the size of a house. Most established boulder problems are downstream of this (problem 'High times and down beats' is upstream of the giant block and 'One too many' sits against it), but future problems exist right through the gorge from the waterfall downstream.



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V0 * Water traverse Boulder

Easy fun traverse


Great move over a little creek

FA: Brendan Heywood, 2010

V6 Cave project Boulder Project

Start on jug under roof, move out and left and up

V4 ** Arete Boulder Project

Awkward start up arete, directly below 'Wet bottom disease'


'sitstart, into undercling and long moves to jugs higher up, traverse right along rail to finish

V3 One Too Many Boulder

sitstart in crevice between boulders, big move to gain jug, then move left on slopers to mantle

Project near nice arete Boulder Project

Just above the nice arete

V1 *** Nice arete Boulder 6m

SDS Great fun arete with committing top out

FA: Sam Van Gastel and Allan Ezzy

V0 * Easy crack Boulder 5m

3m right of nice arete

V4 Seam project Boulder Project

Low start, with small holds welded into the seam

V0 Thin fin Boulder 4m

Easy moves

V15 Steep project Boulder Project 5m
V2 ** 3 inch pinch Boulder 3m

Stand on boulder to start, technical pinch then easy jugs

FA: Brendan Heywood, 2010

Stream project Boulder Project 4m

Step over stream, with high left start, throw right, then big move to top


Start back on jugs, traverse lip then top out

FA: Artie Schultz

V5 *** Roof extension Boulder 5m

Keep traversing then hard mantle on angular slopers

V5 *** Baked Black Dick Boulder

incut edge for left hand, poor pinch for right hand, slap to sloping rail and campus moves to cool mantle


Mad dyno or heel hook first move from the obvious rail to good hold, traverse left to tricky topout

V3 * Paranoid Direct' Boulder

right heel hook start, follow arete to same topout as 'Pack...

Project Boulder Project

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