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Most people leave their packs up top and scramble down the bushy, dirt gully to the start of the climbs. The climbs aren't marked but are generally easy to find. They are described here from right to left, as you face the cliff.

Access issues inherited from Western Gara Gorge

Access to Dome Wall or Persian Carpets involves driving through private property to reach the Gara Gorge. Contact must be made with the landowners prior to heading out there:

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:



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Start: The beautiful corner crack that widens near the top.

This climbs shares the start with Pavlov's Dog. Originally the climb traversed Ieft on aid (Ml), at the start of the wide crack, and then finished up Pavlov's Dog. The direct finish was added a year later. Take a full rack. Beautiful!

28m Up blocks and crack for a few meters then move right up thin crack to the main corner. Up the corner, then continue wild lay backing up the wide crack. Belay on ledge.

FA: Al Stephens & R. Clark, 1980

FFA: Al Stephens & Ed Sharp, 1981

Start: As for NBAP, at the base of a leftward trending crack. Better than it looks. Excellent pro.

  1. 20m Up blocks and crack (the left side of rhe block is considerably harder but much more enjoyable), swing left around small trees, then up to ledge and tree belay.

  2. 10m On the wall directly above the tree-belay is a flake/ crack. Straight up the flake and crack, slightly right near the top, belay on ledge (small trees).

FA: B.Birchall, RiMcClymont, alt. leads & P.Montgomery, 1978

Start: 2-3metres left of Pavlov's Dog. Broken blocks lead to a thin crack corner. Technical and sustained,

  1. 21m (Crux) Scramble onto blocks, then hard moves to start the crack, followed by a series of layaways and an exhilarating finish onto the tree-ledge of Pavlov's Dog.

  2. 10m As for the second pitch of Pavlov's Dog.

FA: Al Stephens & R.Clark, 1980

If you like over-hanging off-widths, this is the climb for you. Bob Dog (Brian) couldn't do it, so his apprentice, who had never climbed before, wearing Work Boots, said "Give it to me."

Start: The next line left of La Paloma, near a tree.

  1. 25m (Crux) Up off-width to ledge. Up flake on right to ledge and then up short chimney to belay.

  2. 18m Up obvious flake to small ledge (crack runs out) then right to top of pillar. (Alternative finish is the 3rd pitch of M.E.M.)

  3. 10m Easily up gully in right corner to top.

FA: G.Blundell & B.Birchall, 1978

Varied climbing. The quality deteriorates after the nice 2nd pitch but it's still O.K. Start: Down, and around the corner from G.I.T.M- at the base of a scungy gully.

  1. 5m Solo up gully to large Sedge and lovely-looking overhanging crack.

  2. 22m (Crux) Up crack, then follow flake system leftwards to large corner. Up corner to large ledge.

  3. 20m Up off-width and follow clean horizontal crack onto a large ledge via a vertical crack.

  4. 10m Exit via easy chimney.

FA: B.Birchall, R.McClymont & G.Blundell, 1978


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