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This is the prominent pinnacle at the extreme left hand end of the cliff (as you face the gorge). It is separated from the main cliff by slabs and a gully.

Access issues inherited from Western Gara Gorge

Access to Dome Wall or Persian Carpets involves driving through private property to reach the Gara Gorge. Contact must be made with the landowners prior to heading out there:

Mike Coffey (Kenwood Park): 02 6775 3766

Pete and Susanne or Jeff Moore: 02 6775 3727

It is important to let the Coffeys know you’re coming (as access is very close to their house), and ask the Moores for permission to cross their land (providing the most efficient access to Dome Wall or Persian Carpets).

Good relations with these landowners are essential for New England climbers, and all visitors in the future, to access these excellent crags, so please treat them with respect. Leave all gates as you find them, cross fences at the strongest strainer post, etc etc. Access is likely to be refused if tenants are in the Moores’ ‘holiday’ house, so please be patient or better still ask about staying there yourself.

This is a link to a file you can use in Google Earth to see a map to The Dome Wall Parking area:



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Wide bridging and swiveling.

Start: below prominent chimney.

  1. 15m Up chimney to shut down roof affair, past side.

  2. 20m (crux) Wide chimney to large blocks on North side.

  3. 6m Cross link boulder, then to top.

FA: Joe Friend, 1978

Start: To the right of the chimney; on the wall.

  1. 10m Up to flake then jam onto chock stones.

  2. 20m As for ‘Swivel

  3. 6m As for 'Swivel'

FA: Joe Friend, 1978

Start: In the chimney on the NW side of the northern half of the King Pin.

Up in three way chimney and onto large chock block. Diagonally up around leftward spiralling traverse to top of blocks.

FA: Joe Friend & Rod McClymont, 1978

Start: This route is on the slabs between The Flight Deck and The King Pin.

  1. 12m Wander up to roof.

  2. 18m Through roof, up leftwards and over to the Kurrajong tree, then up offwidth to top.

FA: Joe Friend (self belay), 1978

Start: On the very lowest 'mini-buttress' way down the hillside below the Kingpin, on the face facing the river. The climb is the thin intermittent crack on the left front of the buttress. (left - facing the rock).

  1. Up the crack to the top.

FA: Richard Curtis, 1984


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