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Follow the old dual track all the way east or cut though via the Main Ridge boulders.
Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge
Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:
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.
Crimps to edge - then traverse the lip to E13 as a warm-up
Start as for E10, when you get to the lip, traverse right to the corner and around it to E13.
Thin crimps to top.
Same crimpy start as for Ohhhshishkabob
FFA: Nathan Henderson, 2012
A sit start variant from the large footy slab and tiny sharp crimp
FFA: Carol Lee, 2012
Thin crimps to top.
Trend right over crimps and top out.
Start on the tooth/flake and straight up.