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Access issues inherited from Yellow Wall

The access is on private land (the property of Silverton). As of 2009, the owner was Richard Waters (02) 6775 3755. He was fine with, and even encouraging having climbers driving through his property. He just asks that you phone ahead. As in all rural areas, leave gates as you find them and drive slowly through livestock. If you see anyone at the properties make sure you stop and say G'day. Future access depends on good relations with these fine folk.



To get to the Lower Yellow Wall turn right (looking into the gorge) at the bottom of the descent gully. The cliff is split into three tiers.


Ethic inherited from Yellow Wall

Basically, the climbers of Armidale are a pretty laid back, free thinking group and as long as you don’t go out of your way to put people’s noses out of joint you’ll be amazed at how helpful they can be. The quickest way to piss people off is by ripping off projects. There are a few devoted locals making an effort and putting up quality new climbs. A lot of time, hard work and even money goes into their endeavours (cracks can be projects too) and there is too much unclimbed rock around to justify destroying someone else’s motivation. Any routes marked as such or not in the guide should be left alone. The simple courtesy of asking first may save you from being stripped naked and being staked out for the crows to pick your eyes out. If putting up new routes is your thing then please feel free. The only request is that you avoid placing hangers or conspicuous bolts around the Gara Boulders as we are already viewed as an environmental menace by the NPWS - bolting in National Parks is actually illegal.



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On the upper buttress routes are described from left to right.

Destined to be a classic.

Start: The obvious wall/crack route, on the terrace, that exits through the roof.

Straight up the wall, crack to roof and through the exciting roof crack to the top.

Start: The corner left of 'Men of Good Fortune'.

Straight up corner to top.


Start: 10m right of 'Resurgence' on the main terrace. The flake up an overhanging arete. Up flake, then move right and up cracks to top.

FA: John Lattanzio, M. Peck & Brian Birchall, 1982

On the lower tier of Lower Yellow Wall are a number of short routes, these are described from right to left.

Start: The second crack at the right end of the lower tier.

Up crack to top.

FA: M. Peck, Brian Birchall & John Lattanzio, 1982

Start: 4m left of 'Physical Jerk'.

Up crack to top.

FA: M. Peck, Brian Birchall & John Lattanzio, 1982

Start: The crack just left of 'Lolita'.

Up crack to top.

FA: M. Peck, Brian Birchall & John Lattanzio, 1982

Start: crack just right of the small roof.

Up crack to top.

Start: The crack below the small roof.

Up off-width and around roof to top.

Start: Towards the right hand end of the lower tier.

Left hand crack line to seam, past one bolt on slab to tree belay. A couple of aid rests were used.

FA: T. Ball & D. Hockley, 1989


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