The Kitchen All Trad climbing6 routes in cliff
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This group of small buttresses directly above the water is located about 100m downstream from the Sea Cliff, directly below the Fortress and the Bastille.
The first buttress has four established routes.
The ledges at the left end of the Kitchen provide a fine bivy out of the rain with great natural shelves to cook on (hence - the kitchen) as well as placements to hang your light from - quite cozy really! The routes from 'Keep Outta Kate's Kitchen' on are on the buttress 20m downstream.©
Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge
Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:
Ethic inherited from Upper Gara Gorge
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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