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This area of heavily sculpted boulders is yielding a lot of great little gems.

Blocs are listed from downstream to upstream.


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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Downstream 20m from where the track pops out is an iconic boulder shaped like the "palatine uvula" aka the dangly thing in the back of your mouth.

Up the middle of the left void, weird funky moves

As for OUAS but bridge high in roof and top out above.

FA: Ben Vincent & Brendan Heywood, 20 Nov 2017

Unique! Start sitting inside the bulb facing right, bridge out right to arete and up

Directly in front of where the track comes to

Sit start and easy traverse left

Harder than it should be

Thin crimps

In a pit with a wedged tractor tire, up

Sit start on the log, mantle through the chunky knob

Sit start left hand on the sidepull, traverse onto rail and up

Sculpted under slaps, up through high step

Super delicate slab moves

Just 5m upstream of where the track pops out

Just off to the right as the decent track drops of the dirt into the cascades is a stacked boulder forming a roof with some unlikely jugs.

Don't have a RUD into the water

10m upstream of the Landing Zone

Up the left ray crack

Up the right leaning crack, sketchy landing

Behind 'Gamma ray', up the right side of the scallop thingo

One hard pull and it's all over


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