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Summary

Climbing in Australia's deepest gorge.

Description

Little River Gorge is Australia's deepest gorge. It is home to the Little River. It is located in Snowy River National Park.

Access issues

Located in Snowy River National Park.

Approach

A 400 metre walking track leads to a lookout at the top of the gorge.

Where to stay

Camping is available throughout Snowy River National Park.

Routes

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10 Smoof Parabola Unknown 27m
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11 Hands Off Unknown 50m
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7 Wormwood Unknown 25m
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7 Screwtape Unknown 21m
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8 Plein Air Unknown 50m
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15 Dirty Old Duke Unknown 210m
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17 ** Seldom Seen Trad 30m

Just before the first abseil down little River Gorge there is an obvious corner crack on the south side of the river. Climb the crack until reaching the first ledge. Traverse right and up the smaller crack leading to the second ledge. Again, climb the line to the right, then perform an interesting traverse to the left to top out.

There is potential for climbing the exciting looking direct crack sticking to the left but you may want doubles of mid sized cams for protection.

Walk-off is possible scrambling up to the top of the ridge, traversing right, and descending the correct gullies. Recommend checking it out from the opposite upstream bank before ascending.

FFA: 2016

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