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Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge
Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:
Cross the river, then follow the track right (east) for 200m until the track curves away from the river. About 10m after a National Parks information sign titled 'One Scheme Two Flumes' take a little track to the right towards the river for about 50m.
After the grassy area on your left, the first problem you come to is Evan Stone, an obvious problem with a left leaning rail. The rest of the problems are further east parallel to the river.
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.