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Description

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.

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Routes

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23 * Ankle Anxiety Trad 12m
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21 R Ode To Python Trad 9m

Carrot bolts on this climb are not considered safe and probably will

not get replaced due to their location within a National Park. 2CB

Start: Start from same platform as 'Ankle Anxiety'. Right and up past the 2 BR's to ledge, left and up to finish.

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11 ** Clowns Corner Trad 13m

A popular introduction to the area. Obvious and awesome corner crack leading to tree, right and around corner from 'Ankle Anxiety'. Follow corner crack straight up, step onto

the right hand ledge to finish. Big holds and great pro.

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16 Bats & Balls Trad 10m
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15 * King of the World Trad 15m
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19 * Purpledickular Trad 12m
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14 What A Wall Trad 16m

5m right of P lies an obvious crack starting through a juggy overhang. Crack leads to mantelshelf and small left facing corner. Interesting and pleasant climbing.

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18 * Oranges and Lemons Trad 16m

About 6m R of Clown's corner, this tackles the overhang that leads to the prominent grey slabby wall. Very pumpy start with exciting move onto main wall. Easier but poorly protected finish up slabby wall past mantelshelf.

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20 * Watch Her Face Trad 15m
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16 * Kat's Corner Trad 13m

Start up V shaped corner just right of W. Follow obvious line, with delicate protection at 2/3 height. Under-rated and underclimbed!

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17 *** Stay Low Trad 20m
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19 * Little Bitch Trad 20m
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15 ** Enclosure Exposure Trad 20m
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14 Violet Crumble Trad 20m
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16 * Fish Bones Trad 14m
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17 ** Grand Traverse Trad 20m
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17 ** Double or Nothing Trad 15m
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15 Fuck That Unknown 15m
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22 * King Brown Unknown 13m
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17 King Brown Arete Unknown 16m
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19 M1 Basque Separatist Aid 20m
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19 ** Basque Bastard Trad 22m
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22 ** Basque Bitch Trad 22m
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14 ** Jurassic Park Trad 25m
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16 * Camelot Trad 20m
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14 Cartoon Dancing Unknown 20m
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9 Swinging Defective Unknown 20m
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16 ** Salmonella Unknown 22m
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18 Crack with Tree Trad 14m
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20 Sheeplovers Bane Unknown 5m

Much loved except by lovers of sheep. The really obvious mantelshelf near the base of

NES. Really just a boulder problem, however it is usually toproped due to the dangerous

landing.

FA: Steve Beyer, Chris Hart, Anthes Oorloff and a cast of others except Kiwi, 2000

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