Flake Boulder

  • Grades: AU
  • Approach time: 3
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 1


On the uphill side of the boulder and on top is a large scar where a very large thin flake has been removed and is now sitting on the ground. Below the flake scar is some thin right facing sidepulls and lower and to the left are some small edges and thin feet.

Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:



Located mid slope between the Sloper Boulder and the Quickdraw Boulder.

Ethic inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Basically, the climbers of Armidale are a pretty laid 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. The only request is that you avoid placing hangers or conspicuous bolts around the Gara Boulders as we are already viewed as an environmental menace by the NPWS - bolting in National Parks is actually illegal.


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More than likely some problems have been done on this prior to 2005, or someone just wanted to pull the loose flakes off this boulder.



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Grade Route

Sit start low on uphill side of boulder on the good edge for right hand. Pull up with right hand (or try matching) to good edge, then up to sloper on arete, to the nice crimp facing the wrong way, up to the bottom of the flake scar and mantel to top out.

FA: Alan Ezzy, 2014

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