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Barron Falls

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Description

Barron Falls is a major part of the Barron Gorge along the Barron River. The falls are located in Barron Gorge National Park near Kuranda and are an exemplary sight to see in flood. For climbing though time it at any time outside of Nov-Feb if that summer is extremely wet. Still worth seeing the falls though.

Access issues

Permission has not been given explicitly, but no issues so far and is not considered illegal as far as most climbers are concerned.

Approach

The falls can be seen from the Barron Falls Lookout, as can the track be found to access them. Park at the Barron Falls lookout carpark and walk along the boardwalk in the canopy until its end where you will cross a bridge over the rail track and walk down to the platform. There is a lookout above the platform near this end, with below it a board with information. From this info board walk to the fence line looking at the falls and follow right to the fence's dead end. Either jump the fence or walk around it here (there is room to walk around it below the above platform lookout) and follow the now dirt track all the way to the base of the falls. Many concrete stairways will reveal themselves to you, this helps you realise that this is the right way and it is slightly less illegal . BEWARE steep in sections so be careful (boots or good hikers with traction advised), locals use track so give way.

Where to stay

Camping is not permitted within Barron Gorge National park but a variety of accommodation is available in nearby Cairns.

Ethic

Take all rubbish away from falls and track even if it isn't yours, please help keep these parks and surrounds pristine.

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An airy, delicate traverse at mid-height across the back of the pinnacle and 25m above the water to a crack splitting an overhang to an eyrie-like belay and rap station.

A 30m aréte, split by cracks rising out of a clear pool.

At lower ampitheatre

To the right of the PBS through a 45deg overhang.

Further to the right again.

Beginning at the top of the ramp.

Some clean, sweeping dihedrals that lead directly up from the ramp give great climbing (on left)

Some clean, sweeping dihedrals that lead directly up from the ramp give great climbing (on right)

A 40m, steep, sustained face and crack climb in the Lower Amphitheatre.

To the left of Tag Team. A 30m sheer sweeping wall with a series of small horizontal edges.

At the back of the Lower Amphitheatre (there are over 10 routes). The first route to go through to the Upper Amphitheatre.

On the far side of the Lower Amphitheatre, a very thin route involving delicate stemming.

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