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Waa Gorge

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Summary

Sport climbing crag on some interesting and varied rock

Description

Waa is primarily a sport climbing crag with some of the hardest routes in the north west. NO LEAVING FIXED GEAR. The gorge offers some amazing climbing in a wilderness setting, from slab to steep overhangs. The routes are generally bold but well protected, long and powerful. The different sub areas within the gorge itself differ greatly in style and difficulty. Its worth bringing a 70m rope here, as some routes are over 30m long, so mind the rope length. When it rains the gorge is nearly impassible, and the slabs are a slippery as ice so beware getting caught in a rain storm here.

Access issues

NO LEAVING FIXED GEAR. The gorge is valued and frequented by locals. Do not camp on private property. The road access is through private property so take care to leave gates as you find them. The road is also a dry weather road only, so if it's wet don't go.

The crag is in a National Park so please tread lightly and leave no trace. There is a toilet in the car park, please use it instead of the bush. In the gorge itself, take care not to erode the grassed areas, please stick to the cliff line, or walk up the rock slabs instead of the grass.

Approach

From Narrabri drive north along Newell Highway towards Moree for 3km then turn right onto Killarney Gap Road (Bingara Road). After about 21km, turn left onto Melburra Road (SR3 to Terry Hie Hie). After approximately 30km, you’ll reach a T-junction. Turn right on Allambie Road to Waa Gorge. Travel 6.5km to the park entrance. Waa Gorge carpark and picnic area is a further 1.5km.

Allambie road is dry weather access only. Access is through private property so take care to leave gates as you find them.

A 1.2 km walk along the trail takes you to the main wall. From the carpark follow the National parks trail to the waterholes. When you get there, the trail continues unmarked steeply uphill until it eventually turns left and follows the creek up into the gorge.

Ethic

Established in 2014 with the line of Stephan, Waa seemed destined to become a sport crag. The rock lends itself to bolting as do the lines it offers. However the Gorge itself is a tourist attraction and therefore all measures must be taken to preserve its aesthetic. Therefore please no leaving fixed gear.

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