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Description

The Gins are a group of smooth rock pillars up to 15m high on a summit plateau North of the true summit of Gins Mountain.

Approach

From Narrabri, take the Bingara Rd to Killarney Gap. Leave cars here and follow ridge North which will eventually bring you to a saddle below the main East face of Gins Mountain. Approximately 2 hours walking time; carry water.

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To date only one route is recorded although two more have been done by the Narrabri Bushwalking Club in the mid 70's. Unfortunately details have been lost.

Routes

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At R end of main face, slightly SW of walking track from pass.

  1. Up Cracks and bushes to small overhang with ferns. Nut anchors on ledge.

  2. 40m Continue L and up out of sight, then up slabby wall to mantelshelf (crux) at 30m. To ledge below ramp and zooming corner.

  3. 20m R on break in arete, then up more easily.

FA: Bob Killip, Joe Friend & Astrid Killip, 1977

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