Topo #10874

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6 Thick as Thieves Area

From Illusion Buttress walk upstream in the main Gara River gully, possible when the river is low. Otherwise from the upstream end of Hope Buttress, walk/scramble straight across, past a small gully, then on the the main water course. The most obvious features are the Private Sector Wall, and the overhanging black corner, “Thick as Thieves”. As you approach from Illusion Buttress the first route you come across is Tipitina on the opposite side of the river to T.A.T

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4 Private sector

Further upstream about 30m is a wall that runs Northsouth (i.e. perpendicular to the river). This is The Private Sector. Routes are from left to right.

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5 The Schoolgirl Boulder

Above the Thick as Thieves wall is a large boulder. This is the Schoolgirl Boulder. There are also a few nice squeezes through and under the boulder. Routes described from left to right.

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Topo #10880

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7 Savage Amusement Buttress

Downstream from Hope Buttress and Y’s Move is a higher, overhanging cliff. This is the Savage Amusement Buttress. The climbs are described in this section from upstream to downstream. One route exists on the back of this buttress. It is Poetic Justice.

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8 Psychosomatic Wall

Further downstream from Inertia, approximately 50 m, is a short, steep wall with a Casuarina tree at the right hand end. The thin crack up this wall is 'Psychosomatic'.

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9 Illusion Buttress

Downstream from Savage Amusement Buttress and past Psychosomatic is the Illusion Buttress, a concentrated crag situated near the juction of the main watercourse and a side stream/ gully that runs past Savage Amusement. The climbs are described from upstream to downstream.

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10 Shooting Star Block

Across the river from the Illusion buttress and slightly downstream is an overhanging wall of smooth compact rock with a veritable matrix of routes on it. The wall faces south and is an excellent place to hang out on hot summer days. Routes are described from left to right.

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11 Black Dog Wall

20m upstream from Mad Womans Breakfast is a North-facing orange wall with one route to date. This is Black Dog.

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Topo #10881

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10 Shooting Star Block

Across the river from the Illusion buttress and slightly downstream is an overhanging wall of smooth compact rock with a veritable matrix of routes on it. The wall faces south and is an excellent place to hang out on hot summer days. Routes are described from left to right.

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12 Mad Woman's Breakfast Area

To get to this area from the car park, follow the track down to the gorge edge, then down the steep gravelly track to the gorge floor. Where the track ends, just upstream is an isolated boulder with a wide crack on the upstream side. This is Mad Woman’s Breakfast.

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11 Black Dog Wall

20m upstream from Mad Womans Breakfast is a North-facing orange wall with one route to date. This is Black Dog.

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14 Swimming Hole Buttress

50m down from the Mad Woman’s Breakfast Boulder is a large swimming hole. The cliff (obviously) is on the right side (facing downstream) of the river. Easiest access from the car-park is straight down the track, down the sandy goat-track, turn right at the bottom and your there. Routes described from right to left.

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13 Roadblock Area

Just behind Mad Woman’s Breakfast, near the end of the descent track is a dry water course. The prominent feature of this area is the wasp wall. Just to the right of the wasp wall, upstream from the wall, is the first route in this area, Roadblock. Just after the descent track turns into what could be better described as a gravel slippery-dip, veer left and traverse to the large blocks .Walk through the tunnel to get to the start of the routes. You are now directly above Roadblock.

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