Sixth Breakaway

Access issues inherited from Ebor Gorge

National Park



Same direction as the fifth breakaway, but still further from the lookout (10-15 min walk from car). Climbs are described left to right.

Ethic inherited from Ebor Gorge

Basically, the climbers of Armidale are a prettylaid back, free thinking group and as long as you don’t go out of your way to put people’s noses out of joint you’ll be amazed at how helpful they can be. The quickest way to piss people off is by ripping off projects. There are a few devoted locals making an effort and putting up quality new climbs. A lot of time, hard work and even money goes into their endeavours (cracks can be projects too) and there is too much unclimbed rock around to justify destroying someone else’s motivation. Any routes marked as such or not in the guide should be left alone. The simple courtesy of asking first may save you from being stripped naked and being staked out for the crows to pick your eyes out.

If putting up new routes is your thing then please feel free. However bolting in National Parks is actually illegal and as Ebor is mostly crack climbs there is rarely a need for bolts.



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Start: A channel disguised by trees at the left hand end of the breakaway.

Up channel.

FA: Richard Curtis (solo), 1977

Start: Another channel a few metres right of ‘Arbor’.

Bridge channel, jambs on right.

FA: Laimonis Kavalieris, J.Floyd & Richard Curtis, 1977

Start: The thin crack just to the left of ‘Lethal Dose’. Was yo-yoed to some extent by Birchall and Clark on its first ascent.

Up thin crack, trend slightly leftwards into hand/offhand crack, then directly to top.

FA: Brian Birchall, Rob Clark & Mark Colyvan, 1981

Start: The obvious offhand crack left of the big ugly offwidth.

Originally done with an aid rest which was freed on the second ascent by M.Colyvan and E.Sharpe Dec 1981.

Up crack to top.

FA: Mark Colyvan, Brian Birchall & Ed Sharpe, 1981

FFA: Mark Colyvan & Ed Sharpe, 1981

Start: The big ugly off width.

Up filthy off width to top.

FA: Mark Colyvan, 1982

Start: 3m right of ‘Talk of the Town.

Up twin cracks to ledge, then through bulge to top.

FA: Mark Colyvan, 1982

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