The Pagoda & Split Rock All Trad climbing26 routes in crag
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Access issues inherited from Western Gara Gorge
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:
'Split rock' was discovered in February:1980 by Brian Birchall, Mark Colyvan, Al. Stephens and Ed Sharpe who were hunting around for the long lost ‘Dome Wall’. They did the only three routes there, of which only the offwidth ‘Oblivion’ 18 by Colyvan and Birchall is of any significance.
‘The Pagoda’ is very much a pet area of its discoverer John Lattanzio who found the crag in winter of 1982 not long after he had moved back to Armidale to live. He did the first routes there then, most notable of which were 'Higher Purchase' 21 and 'Gutterchild' 23. It has had a steady stream of new routes since then, mostly by Lattanzio or one of his cohorts. In May 1983 Chris Dale led 'Pumpleforeskin' 21 for Lattanio and during the Camp Pog days of 1985 Lattanzio led 'Sleaze' 22 and 'It's a Sin to Tell a Lie' 21 and Tim Ball led 'Cash in Hand'
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