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Grade Route Gear style Quality Climber
Tue 13th Oct 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
20 Heavy Metal - Direct Start

waaaay harder (for me) than the indirect start. i onsighted the 19 and couldnt get up this on top rope, after being shown some beta.

- with Jake Delaney
Sport 18m, 4 Average
Tom Bes
19 Heavy Metal

my first granite climb and what a joy. standing and crimping on tiny flakes to gain nice ledges. well bolted except the last carrot seems to have popped out. this is no big deal as its on the easy slabby finish.

- with Jake Delaney
Sport 18m, 5 Classic
Tom Bes
Wed 7th Oct 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
19 Heavy Metal

dear the person who hucked our stuff in the river - we will find you...

- with Tom Bes
Sport 18m, 5
Jake Delaney
20 Heavy Metal - Direct Start

and thank you for actually improving my book!

- with Tom Bes
Sport 18m, 4
Jake Delaney
Sat 1st Aug 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
18 Anticipation

An interesting alternate finish to hope.

- with jacob, micheal, carmen
Trad 20m Good
Andrew Woolley
16 Hope

2 laps - bottom crack section is good. Top is pretty easy

- with jacob, micheal, carmen
Trad 25m Good
Andrew Woolley
Thu 2nd Jul 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Private sector
V2 Face hugger

Great sequence of holds and interesting moves.

- with Brendan Heywood, Thor Burey
Boulder 5m Classic
Ben Vincent
V2 Neomorph

A wee bit loose and grassy but some cool moves and a thought provoking top out.

- with Brendan Heywood, Thor Burey
Boulder 3m Good
Ben Vincent
V3 Predalien

Better and much cleaner than Neomorph.

- with Brendan Heywood, Thor Burey
Boulder 4m Very Good
Ben Vincent
V5 Sunset Aliens

A solid finish to an interesting problem.

- with Brendan Heywood, Thor Burey
Boulder 8m Classic
Ben Vincent
V2 Face hugger

So good have such a long and varied sequence

- with Ben Vincent, Thor
Boulder 5m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
V2 Neomorph

Nice start but a little gravelly and grassy topout

- with Ben Vincent, Thor
Boulder 3m Average
Brendan Heywood
V3 Predalien

Was getting pretty juiced by this stage on dusk

- with Ben Vincent, Thor
Boulder 4m Good
Brendan Heywood
V5 Sunset Aliens (Chestburster)

I was pretty cooked and couldn't hold the thing crimp so I worked dynoing to the jug and was about an inch away. I might be able to stick the less good lip just under the jug

- with Ben Vincent, Thor
Boulder 8m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sat 23rd May 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
16 Hope

Quick dusk top rope

- with Benji Dutaillis, Chloe
Trad 25m Good
Brendan Heywood
Sat 23rd May 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
19 Heavy Metal

Two laps

- with Benji Dutaillis, Chloe
Sport 18m, 5 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Sat 16th May 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
26 Rodney’s Garibaldi Metwurst - with Chris Eather Sport 8m, 4 Good
Zach Craft
22 Joys of the Flesh - with Chris Eather Sport 8m, 3 Good
Zach Craft
Sat 7th Mar 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
18 Anticipation

A quality route. Gets better with age.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
16 Hope - with UNEOAC Trad 25m Good
Ben Vincent
14 Charity - with UNEOAC Trad 20m Good
Ben Vincent
18 Anticipation

Did the crack at the start of hope and then the rain started. Slipped in the layback but got there eventually.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Andrew Woolley
16 Hope

Got the crack start clean this time around

- with UNEOAC
Trad 25m Good
Andrew Woolley
16 Reunion Alternate Finish

A fun route. The offwidth is always a bit of a challange.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Andrew Woolley
Sun 16th Jun 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
17 Layabout - with Brendan Heywood, Scott Camps Trad 25m Mega Classic
Vaschka Koboroff
13 Illusion - with Brendan Heywood, Scott Camps Trad 15m Mega Classic
Vaschka Koboroff
Sun 16th Jun 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas The Schoolgirl Boulder
16 Svea

Love this, but the start is nails for a 16

- with Scott Camps, Vaschka Koboroff
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Sun 16th Jun 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
20 Heavy Metal - Direct Start

Start is always exciting, love this route

- with Scott Camps, Vaschka Koboroff
Sport 18m, 4 Classic
Brendan Heywood
17 Layabout - with Vaschka Koboroff, Scott Camps Trad 25m
Brendan Heywood
19 Heavy Metal

A mysterious new bolt has appeared at the start to replace to one which has been missing for two decades

- with Scott Camps, Vaschka Koboroff
Sport 18m, 5
Brendan Heywood
Sun 21st Apr 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Private sector
12 Pluck a Duck Sport 7m, 3 Very Good
Chris Patrick
Sat 13th Apr 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
16 Hope Trad 25m
Chris Patrick
Sun 17th Mar 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
14 Charity - with Andrew Woolley, Thor Burey, Ben Vincent Trad 20m
Vaschka Koboroff
12 Expiry Date - with Andrew Woolley, Thor Burey, Ben Vincent Trad 10m
Vaschka Koboroff
16 Hope - with Andrew Woolley, Thor Burey, Ben Vincent Trad 25m
Vaschka Koboroff
18 Anticipation - with UNEOAC Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
16 Hope - with UNEOAC Trad 25m Good
Ben Vincent
Wed 13th Feb 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Swimming Hole Buttress
V5 Alopecia

Had a bunch of goes, from the sit start and from the lip. I can only just span to the lip from the SDS and haven't stuck it yet. I tried a few different ways and worked my right shoulder and elbow pretty well. Ben and Phil both did it twice, Phil looking totally graceful the second time

- with Phil, Ben Vincent
Boulder 3m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Wed 13th Feb 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas The Schoolgirl Boulder
V8 School girl roof

This thing is hard and I think my hands are too fat.

- with Brendan Heywood, Dr.Phil
Boulder 4m Classic
Ben Vincent
Wed 13th Feb 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Swimming Hole Buttress
V5 Alopecia

Flailed around for a number of attempts working the moves

- with Brendan Heywood, Dr.Phil
Boulder 3m Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
V5 Alopecia

Got it, very cool problem and an instant Gara favourite.

- with Brendan Heywood, Dr.Phil
Boulder 3m Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
V5 Alopecia

Had another play to see if the first effort was a fluke.

- with Brendan Heywood, Dr.Phil
Boulder 3m Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
Wed 13th Feb 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas The Schoolgirl Boulder
V8 School girl roof

First actual attempts with pads, daunting! First few jams are ok, needs lots of abs to stay in it and then gets hectic

- with Phil, Ben Vincent
Boulder 4m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Sat 8th Dec 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
21 Poetic Justice

interesting, enjoyable problem

Mixed trad 10m, 1 Very Good
Andrew Woolley
Thu 6th Dec 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Private sector
V2 Desiccation

A really cool find.

- with Brendan Heywood, Thor Burey
Boulder 4m Very Good
Ben Vincent
V2 Desiccation

This scrubbed up into a fantastic gem of a problem. Another rare problem with lots of moves and at an easy grade. If it wasn't for the gaping water hole to the left there would be at least 2 more great problems here

- with Ben Vincent, Alan Ezzy, Thor, Phil
Boulder 4m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Thu 29th Nov 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Private sector
V2 Face hugger

Been eyeing this off for a while and it turned out to be quite good and fairly easy. A rare easy, long, varied and high quality problem.

- with Thor
Boulder 5m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Thu 1st Nov 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Private sector
20 Moistened Bint

Showing Amber the ropes, lead, top rope, belayed her on top rope while she lead for the first time.

- with Amber
Mixed trad 7m, 3 Good
Brendan Heywood
Sun 18th Mar 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
26 Rodney’s Garibaldi Metwurst Sport 8m, 4 Classic
James vilimaa
22 Joys of the Flesh - with Colin Cowell Sport 8m, 3 Very Good
James vilimaa
13 Shooting Star - with James vilimaa, Bec Cowell Trad 10m
Colin Cowell
22 Joys of the Flesh - with James vilimaa, Bec Cowell Sport 8m, 3
Colin Cowell
Sat 17th Mar 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
13 Shooting Star

If only it was twice as long...

- with Colin Cowell, James vilimaa
Trad 10m
Bec Cowell
Sun 17th Dec 2017 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Car Park Boulder
17 Fugue State - with Bec Cowell Trad 10m
Colin Cowell
Sun 17th Dec 2017 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
16 Hope - with Bec Cowell Trad 25m Good
Colin Cowell
16 Hope

Must work on my hand jam/crack technique...

- with Colin Cowell
Trad 25m
Bec Cowell
Sun 17th Dec 2017 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Car Park Boulder
8 Pink Freud

Set up a top rope for Georgia and Henry to climb Pink Freud. I was going to do Spare Parts instead but it was very dirty so I went for the easy option. I need to buy a brush.

- with Colin Cowell, Georgia, Henry
Trad 10m
Bec Cowell
17 Fugue State

Nice.

- with Colin Cowell
Trad 10m Good
Bec Cowell
Thu 14th Dec 2017 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
24 24 to 27 Summer waterfall project

For a wee little innocent looking gem this thing packs all the punches....like Skip I must've thrown myself about on this thing a dozen times with the dyno tantalisingly close. So much psych, such a good find Skippy!

- with Brendan Heywood, Alan Ezzy, Dr. Phil
Top rope 9m Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
24 24 to 27 Summer waterfall project

Utterly frothing on this, I cannot understand how such an obvious and high quality line has been unsent all these years. The more I scrubbed the more froth was exposed. Thought it would go fairly easy but it's put up quite a fight. Each move gets progressively harder. Great holds, nothing is tweaky or sharp. I did find some tat at the base so I don't think we were the first to try it but I doubt it's been sent. Probably a dozen attempts, able to get to the face rail and juiceless for the dyno. The right finish is a hard mantle, the left finish ads a few great moves and looks more doable.

- with Ben Vincent, Alan Ezzy, Phil
Top rope 9m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sun 12th Mar 2017 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
18 Anticipation

Such a neat route.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
16 Hope - with UNEOAC Trad 25m Good
Ben Vincent
14 Charity

The start of this is 14....really? not much different to Hope in my opinion.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
Sun 13th Mar 2016 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
16 Reunion Alternate Finish

A bit of everything in this route.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
12 Expiry Date - with UNEOAC Trad 10m Good
Ben Vincent
14 Charity

A burly start for the grade.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
21 Faith

Nails. Clearly I haven't been on slabs for a while. Got there eventually but the blank section had the Elvis legs going for a bit.

- with UNEOAC
Mixed trad 20m, 2 Good
Ben Vincent
16 Reunion Alternate Finish

Face section is a breeze, offwidth after that is pretty fun, afterwards is a cool balance section before topping out.

Trad 20m Good
Will Goyen
16 Hope

cool little crack.

Trad 25m Very Good
Will Goyen
12 Expiry Date

Super easy face climb.

Trad 10m Average
Will Goyen
14 Charity

Another cool crack.

Trad 20m
Will Goyen
Sat 31st Oct 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
25 Picnic at Hanging Rock

Wow, what a sick route. Very bold committing lead through the floating block section (despite the carrots) to an awkward space. And just when you think it's all over and you've made it, the top-out offers one last surprise move that your pumped out little T-Rex arms are only just capable of pulling off. Much fun!

- with Alan Ezzy, Brendan Heywood
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
25 Picnic at Hanging Rock

Utterly frothing over this! Tried this a bunch over the years - the last time was at least a decade ago. Alan Ezzy worked it out, then Ben Vincent did it smoothly, then I went up with no (or low?) expectations, pulled on easily, forgot to unclip, unclipped mid crux statically, chilled out then moved smoothly through the awkward bit to the top rope. I've been so shut down on this before and I couldn't be happier. Probably should have done it again on lead like the others but stoked regardless.

- with Ben Vincent, Alan Ezzy
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Classic
Brendan Heywood
25 Picnic at Hanging Rock

Really good and a little frightening. Classic, best line on the cliff (?) .

- with Brendan Heywood, Ben Vincent
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Classic
Alan Ezzy
Sun 4th Oct 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Swimming Hole Buttress
V5 Alopecia (Alopecia project)

Close but no send. Alan Ezzy sent with more direct chicken wing move, almost worked for me and probably will next time but so spanked trying it. Lots of weird muscles hurt now

- with Alan Ezzy
Boulder 3m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sun 20th Sep 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Swimming Hole Buttress
V1 Jump2

Sneakers

Boulder 3m Good
Brendan Heywood
V5 Alopecia

Worked this for a while, was making progress and got palm down twice onto the balancy mantle, then it started spitting and the friction disappeared

Boulder 3m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sun 13th Sep 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Thick as Thieves Area
21 Thick as Thieves

Dirty, awesome once clean.

Trad 15m Very Good
Alan Ezzy
Sun 8th Mar 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
18 Anticipation

Best route on the buttress in my opinion. Jams, pinches, laybacks, smears and crimps are all there to be had.

- with UNEOAC
Trad 20m Very Good
Ben Vincent
16 Reunion Alternate Finish Trad 20m
Mitchell Stewart
16 Hope Trad 25m
Mitchell Stewart
12 Expiry Date Trad 10m
Mitchell Stewart
14 Charity Trad 20m
Mitchell Stewart
Sat 7th Mar 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Mad Woman's Breakfast Area
20 Mad Woman's Breakfast

An absolute grovel-fest! Great fun though. The jams are solid, getting out from under the roof proved to be the crux. Gear in the wrong place here will result in a deck bro! Bring gloves or tape, and don't pre-place your gear unless you're happy to be bagged out by Carol

- with Mitchell Stewart, Alan Ezzy
Trad 10m Very Good
Ben Vincent
Sat 7th Mar 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
26 Rodney’s Garibaldi Metwurst

A very cool and equally techy route. All the moves are there with some delicate feet placements to move through the two crux sections. And if none of it's working you can always cool off in the creek!

- with Alan Ezzy, Mitchell Stewart
Sport 8m, 4 Classic
Ben Vincent
24 Sweet surrender

Don't climb this missing the fourth bolt but so close to ticking linked the whole climb just have to nail the final crux.

Sport 12m, 4 Mega Classic
Mitchell Stewart
Sun 1st Mar 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Mad Woman's Breakfast Area
20 Mad Woman's Breakfast

So fucking hard and contrived crazy belay position aswell

Trad 10m Very Good
Mitchell Stewart
Sun 1st Mar 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
13 Shooting Star

Bit spoogey but a fun 13 climb for beginners

Trad 10m Average
Mitchell Stewart
Sun 1st Mar 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
22 Savage Amusement

This climbing is so awesome got stuck at the sloper crux definatly a one move wonder but such amazing climb

Trad 15m Mega Classic
Mitchell Stewart
Sat 28th Feb 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Shooting Star Block
13 Shooting Star

A nice little warm up number.

- with Mitchell Stewart
Trad 10m Good
Ben Vincent
Sat 28th Feb 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
22 Savage Amusement

Good to get back on this after a decent break. Hung around under the crux and thought about it too much before finishing it. Ample ways to attack the crux, my second shot was clean.

- with Mitchell Stewart, Alan Ezzy
Trad 15m Classic
Ben Vincent
Sun 8th Feb 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
18 Layabout/Going Steady Connection

Beautiful crack climb with a scary face finish

Mixed trad 18m, 1
Mitchell Stewart
19 Heavy Metal

First climb in armidale very blank and balency

Sport 18m, 5
Mitchell Stewart
18 Layabout/Going Steady Connection - with Aaron Wells Mixed trad 18m, 1
Mitchell Stewart
19 Heavy Metal - with Aaron Wells Sport 18m, 5
Mitchell Stewart
Fri 30th Jan 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
18 Layabout/Going Steady Connection

Nice varied climbing for a short route

- with Mitch and Mark
Mixed trad 18m, 1 Good
Ben Vincent
19 Heavy Metal

Always fun!

- with Mitch and Mark
Sport 18m, 5 Good
Ben Vincent
Sat 28th Jun 2014 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Private sector
5.10a 18 Trajectory Sport 10m
Hunter Gerberich
5.11b 23 Trajectory Direct Sport 10m, 2
Hunter Gerberich
5.6 14 Wild Dog Trad 10m
Hunter Gerberich

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