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Walk through the picnic area to the creek. Before the bridge is a meta walkway, just to the right is Vulcanology

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.


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V6 * Analouge Boulder 4m

Up crimps and leaning arete left of Vulcanology, over pond after rain.


Delicate laybacking up the obvious feature to mantle top-out. Sit start around the same grade.

V7 Ambrosia Boulder 2m

Another 10m towards the creek on your right is a short boulder.


Check out what is happening in Vulcanology area.