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This vague section of cliff between the 1st and 3rd (Main) Sister is probably more an extension of the 1st Sister. The walls and cracks tend to be broken and scrubby. The full potential of this section of the Sisters hasn't really been realised. Several fine wall routes await development.

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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Grade Route

Start: Behind the viewing rock for the 3rd Sister. Walk back towards the 1st Sister until you come to a shallow gully. Abseil down the route from a large wattle tree. Take large SLCD's.

  1. 15m Up the ramp and twin cracks. From the top of the block go up the chimney and around the chock stone? onto a large ledge.

  2. 10m (Crux) Up the corner crack, then right under the roof and into the hand crack and up to top.

FA: R.Clark & Al Stephens, 1980


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