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1. Northern Territory 667 routes in Region

Summary:
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Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 133.517380, -18.376369

1.1. Top End 289 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 131.679120, -13.391347

1.1.1. Hayes Creek 102 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 131.461947, -13.590256

Approach:

The only way to access this crag is by Car or Highway Bus. The crag is located 170km from Darwin CBD heading along the Stuart Highway towards Katherine. Turn into the Hayes Creek Inn on the right hand side and head past the Gas station and Pub down to the camp grounds. Ensure you stop at the pub and advise the staff you are going climbing. If you don' have a 4WD you can leave park your car in the camping area and take the dirt road that goes around the left hand side of the horses paddock towards the creek at the back of the camping ground.

1.1.2. Emerald Springs Area 8 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Sport and Trad

1.1.3. Umbrawarra Gorge 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 131.692979, -13.966610

Description:© (Stu)

Umbrawarra Gorge is an Aboriginal owned site and is managed on their behalf by the Parks and 'Wildlife' Commission of the 'Northern Territory'. You will require a permit to climb 'Umbrawarra Gorge', which can be obtained from the Parks and 'Wildlife' Commission of the 'Northern Territory', Litchfield Park on phone (08) 89 760 282.

This permit only allows you to climb the walls in the first two pools, and currently requires for a member of the climbing party to have instructional qualifications. 'Umbrawarra Gorge' is a sacred site - there are burial grounds and other significant sites throughout the gorge. If these are destroyed or damaged in any way, then climbing here will be stopped completely. Bolting is strictly forbiden - Please respect the area.

1.1.4. Robin Falls 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 131.126767, -13.344478

Unique Features And Strengths:

2WD access and nice swimming between/after climbing.

Description:

BEWARE: SOME OF THE CLIMBS HERE ARE BOLTED WITH SMALL AND SHORT EXPANSION BOLTS. THE BOLTS ON "TWISTED SLAB" ARE ALSO RUSTY.

RE-BOLTING PLANNED

Generally good quality sandstone, with small holds and good friction. Loose rock abound the top and bases of some climbs.

Approach:

Easy 10min walk. Follow track to Robin Falls, go straight up when you come across a big rock/boulder on right hand side of track.

Where To Stay:

Free camping

1.1.5. Depot Creek 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.6. Goanna Park 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.7. Nitmiluk Gorge 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 132.477001, -14.312242

Unique Features And Strengths:

Amazing deep water soloing in a very special place.

Description:

Huge 13km long Nitmiluk / Katherine Gorge, with huge potential for Deep Water Soloing.

Potential for lots of roped climbing too, but this activity is probably not allowed within the gorge. With some sensitivity, DWS might be tolerated if it happens on rare enough occasions (which it will).

Tour boat operators / rangers weren't bothered with climbing so far, but keep it low key nevertheless – don’t show off for the tourists.

Access Issues:

Swimming / canoe access is only possible during the dry season, due to flooding and possibility of saltwater crocodiles! The Gorge is all within the Natmiluk National Park.

Where To Stay:

Camping available at the visitors centre, and at designated camp sites if overnight canoeing.

1.1.8. South Apostles (Gilmour River Sth) 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.1.9. North Apostles (Gilmour River Nth) 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.1.10. Butterfly Gorge 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 131.575798, -13.742733

1.1.11. Cascade Falls (Unknown Gorge) 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.12. West Apostles (Gilmour River West) 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and Sport

1.1.13. Rocky Ridge (The Caryard) 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.14. Rocky Ridge (Devil's Hill) 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.1.15. The Rock (Darwin) 39 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 130.832888, -12.458609

Description:

If you climb at The Rock you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

Approach:

Doctors Gulley, Darwin

1.2. Central Australia 378 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 133.406794, -24.374884

1.2.1. Alice Springs 112 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 133.806574, -23.713375

1.2.2. Eastern MacDonnells 158 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 134.683747, -23.605535

1.2.3. Western MacDonnells 93 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 132.991355, -23.701661

1.2.4. Kings Canyon (Climbing banned) 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 131.587242, -24.250976

Unique Features And Strengths:

According to locals all climbing in this National Park is banned (2014). Ignore other guidebook sources that say otherwise.

Description:© (Stu)

Useful Info: Accommodation - Camping avaliable at 'Kings Canyon' Resort

Access Issues:

All climbing is banned.

Ethic:

Trad

1.2.5. Mt Conner 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 131.901804, -25.495971