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Description

In the middle of the cascades are is a cool rock with a big hole right through it. Just to the left of this is a short wall with a few quality easy problems on it.

Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Oxley-Wild-Rivers-National-Park

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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On the far left is a hard sit start with an underling

Easy crack straight up

Easy wide crack

Slimpers with great feet to mantle

Easy juggy layback

Up left on rounded rail

Up the easy rail and then bust out right

Could be a finger crack, a gaston mantle, or a powerful layback. Complete the set!

Swing left and side mantle into the cracked bowl

Direct mantle

Traverse right through crimp to rail

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