- Height: 50m
- Bolts: 1
- Pitches: 2
"What’s this rash that comes and goes, Can you tell me what it means? God help me; I was only nineteen." - Tadpole
A classic line (both the climb and the song).
Start: At the far right-hand end of the Main wall; at the top of the gully about 60m right of the 'Golden Handshake'.
35m A block and a short wall then a short chimney lead to the main crack. Up the bulging crack (crux ) to the bush, past the bush and belay below the roof in the telephone box.
15m Pull up over the roof and step right along sloping ledge, up corner past one B.R. then scramble to top.
- 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.
First Ascent: G. Croft & Al Stephens, Jul 1983
Located in Yellow Wall approx:
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