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This boulder is by itself near the first car park. As you drive between the two car parks it is visible from the road on the left.

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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T-crack boulder

V0 T-crack Boulder 3m

Obvious! Up crack

V3 * T-crack sit Boulder 4m

Harder variant to the T-crack

V2 * Nose Boulder 2m

Undercling then mantle

V2 Lips Boulder 3m

On the downstream side sit start the welded seam

The fox hole

This boulder is almost below ground level and has been eroded around it.

V0 Foxy Boulder

1 move wonder

V1 Vixen Boulder

2 move wonder

Grooves boulder

Towards the river about 10m is a low rock with a couple groove moves

V1 Grooves Boulder 1m

Towards the river about 10m is a low rock with a couple groove moves


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