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Long/Lat: 131.692979, -13.966610
- Unique Features And Strengths:
Great fine grained orange sandstone with the creek just underneath
- 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.
- Access Issues:© (Stu)
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 forbidden - Please respect the area.
Walk along the gorge for a few minutes
- Where To Stay:
Umbrawarra campground is located only a couple of minutes away, and features barbecues, a long drop toilet, and no water.
Camp fees are payable, and at last visit were $3.50 per person per night.
Umbrawarra Gorge is an Aboriginal owned site, managed by Parks and Wildlife. It is a sacred site and should be treated as such. There are a few bolts, but these should not be added to or replaced without discussion with the authorities
The First Pool
The first pool
Ode To Python
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.
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.
|4||Bats & Balls||16||10m|
|5||King of the World||15||15m|
What A Wall
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.
Oranges and Lemons
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.
|9||Kiwi's Big White Arse||17||16m|
|10||Watch Her Face||20||15m|
Start up V shaped corner just right of W. Follow obvious line, with delicate protection at 2/3 height. Under-rated and underclimbed!
The left hand side of the second pool
|14||This Monkey has Gone To Heaven||17||20m|
Wet start - start in the pool below the thin crack system 2-3 m left of the arete. Finish on the ledge above
Would make a nice intro to an added pitch above.
FA: Dane Evans, 2009
|20||Double or Nothing||17||15m|
RHS Second pool
Right hand side of the Second Pool
|23||King Brown Arete||17||16m|
Right hand side of the Second Pool
These climbs predate the current system, and it's marginal whether these climbs are permitted.
|24||Basque Separatist||19 M1||20m|
|32||Crack with Tree||18||14m|
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
FA: Steve Beyer, Chris Hart, Anthes Oorloff and a cast of others except Kiwi, 2000
|What A Wall||16m|
|King of the World||15m|
|16||Bats & Balls||10m|
|17||Double or Nothing||15m|
|King Brown Arete||16m|
|Kiwi's Big White Arse||16m|
|This Monkey has Gone To Heaven||20m|
|18||Crack with Tree||14m|
|Oranges and Lemons||16m|
|19 M1||Basque Separatist||20m|
|Watch Her Face||15m|
|21 R||Ode To Python||9m|