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Grade Route Gear style Quality Climber
Fri 25th Sep 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas Bomb Town
16 Chicken Wing to Bomb Town

We'd eye this off while bouldering underneath it so didn't have a great sense of scale and thought it would be mostly offwidth and I was keen due to my hand still not being ready for crimping. It ended up climbing quite nicely, it felt like a small segment of a much larger multi pitch

- with Ben Vincent, Benji Dutaillis
Trad 12m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Mon 8th Jun 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Sea Cliff
25 Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Top half is moist, and pretty overgrown. Got to jug after second bolt

- with Benji Dutaillis
Sport 7m, 4 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Mon 8th Jun 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Kitchen
15 Get Nuked

Benji getting some trad practice. This is a great route to learn trad placements on, bit of spice on the top out

- with Benji Dutaillis
Trad 7m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
23 Lean Cuisine

I'd forgotten how good this route is, perfect rock, big dyno move (couldn't make it) or alternate left sequence

- with Benji Dutaillis
Mixed trad 7m, 2 Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sun 17th May 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
23 Deep Thought - with Benji Dutaillis Mixed trad 25m, 5 Classic
Ben Vincent
23 Deep Thought

This route is freakin awesome! such good climbing and probably my favourite at the grade/style at Gara. Not sure why but upon rapping in and cleaning up a few holds (possibly hasn't been climbed in over 25 years?) we thought that this might be pretty straight forward. Not so. Was going okay until I blew the onsight by breaking off a hold. Had a few rests after that working some of the more committing moves. Had a second go on top rope and was stoked to get it clean. I'd love to get back on this and lead it clean from the ground up. Get on it, Gara classic!

- with Benji Dutaillis
Mixed trad 25m, 5 Classic
Ben Vincent
Sun 19th Apr 2020 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
21 Arrested Development

Hardest 21 at Gara. Did Carol grade this? I reckon its a 23 at least and possibly 24. 21 pffft! A scenic and exposed very cool climb on small crimpers. Classic Gara at it's best. Will have to come back and work it for a clean send.

- with Benji Dutaillis
Sport 10m, 5 Classic
Ben Vincent
20 Rites Of Passage

Had a bit of trouble finding the start (would've helped if I'd read the description properly) :-P From the two belayer/anchor carrots follow 3 carrots up the slabby scoop to the R (there is great potential further to the left for better slab). Cool moves through the overlap and L bring you to the base of the next slab which is thin and cruxy and gets the grade I guess. Two more carrots here up the slabby arete. The crack at the top is beautiful and eats up red (#1), yellow (#2) and Blue (#3) BD cams.

- with Benji Dutaillis
Mixed trad 45m, 5 Good
Ben Vincent
Sat 13th Apr 2019 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
27/28 Alan's project (Alan's closed project)

Rapped off and jugged up taking pics of Sasha, who all-but sent this

- with Todd Free, Chloe, Sasha Gerzha
Sport 10m, 5
Brendan Heywood
Wed 1st Aug 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
15 Bicameral desires

If this was a boulder on top of the gorge rim peeps would be all over it! A fun little number with no chalk and one cam

- with Brendan Heywood
Trad 6m Good
Ben Vincent
24 Heaving Falcons

It's because of routes like this why I love trad. What a bunch of frothy sickness! Had such a good time on this route. It has a bit of everything, laybacks, jams, a roof, and and off width to boot! Felt better at the top than my last attempt. Take medium to large and extra large cams and plenty of slings to avoid rope drag. Thanks for the catch and the psych Skippy!

- with Brendan Heywood
Mixed trad 15m, 2 Classic
Ben Vincent
24 Heaving Falcons

Utterly stoked to second this clean, one of the hardest brawls I've had with a route. The first layback gets you warm quickly. Was able to rest properly this time in the first roof, busted across and then managed to find an almost comfortable full lie down rest with a knee bar holding me in. Pulled the lip expecting to pop and just held on breathing hard and trying to slow down for the rest. Just lay down for 5 mins at the top trying to breath and not dry retch

- with Ben Vincent
Mixed trad 15m, 2 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
15 Bicameral desires

We both rapped of in different directions seeing what else was around. Couldn't leave this nice little hand and fist crack undone. We hadn't planned on climbing anything so the only pro we had was a single blue cam - a second cam would have been great. Clipped the jumar on the rap line as a workaround

- with Ben Vincent
Trad 6m Good
Brendan Heywood
Sat 21st Jul 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
19 Pockets Full of Emptiness

A fun route, with everything where you need it!

- with Brendan Heywood
Trad 25m Very Good
Ben Vincent
24 Heaving Falcons

Wow, what a battle. I think I spent a few hours on this and had a few cracks at the lip before getting it. Just when I thought it was going to be all over the off-width began and had me taking off plenty of skin and wishing I took a camel back. I was cotton mouth and utterly spent at the top and loved every minute of it

- with Brendan Heywood
Mixed trad 15m, 2 Classic
Ben Vincent
19 Pockets Full of Emptiness

This thing is great. It looks offwidthy but has surprising side pulls and holds all over the place.

- with Ben Vincent
Trad 25m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
24 Heaving Falcons (Roof crack project)

Wow! The chossy start is a little off-putting but this thing is great quality after that. The traverse is good, the roof crack is great, pulling the lip is an utterly sick move getting almost inverted, and the sustained offwidth after that is just plain sickening I laybacked most of the offwidth cause that's how I roll, but it burnt me out, when I finally dragged my arse over top I wanted to chuck. Rope drag was bad, needs lots of long slings.

- with Ben Vincent
Mixed trad 15m, 2 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Fri 6th Jul 2018 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The waterfall
crack project

Comic assault in the drizzle, everything was completely wet and yet we kept at it. Every time I come back here I'm surprised how steep it is

- with Ben Vincent
Trad
Brendan Heywood
Sun 6th Nov 2016 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Sea Cliff
25 Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Sick! I haven't climbed here in roughly 17 years, and the last time was hilarious as a complete bumbly with no guidebook attempting one of these routes and failing epically. Maybe half a dozen burns. Is great to siege a hard sports route, it's been a long long time...

- with Alan Ezzy
Sport 7m, 4 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Sun 14th Aug 2016 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
21 Arrested Development

First lead attempt, got to arete and 4th bolt and greased off but was pretty happy with that. Found the juicy arete jug hold which I completely missed the first time. I really should have done it again clean...

- with Alan Ezzy
Sport 10m, 5 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
21 Arrested Development

First go on top rope, fell on the stretchy sideways move to the arete and rest on the crux of the arete at the top

- with Alan Ezzy
Sport 10m, 5 Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Sun 17th Jul 2016 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
21 Arrested Development

Bolted arete and worked it

- with Alan Ezzy
Sport 10m, 5
Brendan Heywood
Sat 9th Jul 2016 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
27/28 Alan's project (Alan's closed project)

Cleaning, belaying, faffing around with a belay chair

- with Alan Ezzy
Sport 10m, 5
Brendan Heywood
Tue 15th Dec 2015 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
16 Geronim- Alternate Direct Finish - with J. Lattanzio Trad 30m Average
Richard Curtis
Fri 1st Aug 2014 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
27 Chicks Dig Scars

Crux moves felt better this time around. Still have to psych myself for the move up and through the overlap - some staunch layback/pinching, high opposing smearing and teeth gritting get you through it and into a beautiful but nails finger line. Will need a serious bowl of weet-bix (and a few more T.R's) before having a 'proper' non-top-roped go at this.

- with Al
Trad 25m Classic
Ben Vincent
29 No Frills

Perhaps unsurprisingly this is a pure crimp fest! The start of the climb is quite fun before the vertical section starts. Made a few links through the cruxy very static crimpy section directly above the horizontal break. The top half is a little smoother - not sure it would be after linking what lies beneath. And then there's the view! What an awesome route!

- with Al
Mixed trad 20m, 8 Classic
Ben Vincent
Sat 5th Oct 2013 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
27 Chicks Dig Scars

Great line, hats off to Kyle for leading this one.

- with Will
Trad 25m Classic
Ben Vincent
18 Innocence Mixed trad 25m, 5 Very Good
Will Monks
27 Chicks Dig Scars Trad 25m Very Good
Will Monks
Sun 7th Apr 2013 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
18 Innocence

Worth every bit of the epic farmers friends battle during the hike in. Start is a little run-out. 7 bolt plates, 0.75 and a size 3 Camalot was all we needed. Great climb with excellent views!

- with Alan and Mark
Mixed trad 25m, 5 Classic
Ben Vincent
Wed 25th Apr 2012 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Sea Cliff
27 Bermuda Triangle

Need some more Weet-Bix for this one. Sea Cliff delivers again - Fantastic climbing

- with Alan
Sport 8m, 7 Classic
Ben Vincent
26 Se A Cabo / Happy Birthday Francis

Even sweeeeter. Great moves, bit of everything and then it gets better. The extended top-out is icing on the cake.

Sport 8m, 6 Classic
Ben Vincent
25 Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Sweeeeeet climb. Juggy, powerful right was the crux for me. A little overgrown, but Alan soon located all the holds.

Sport 7m, 4 Classic
Ben Vincent
Wed 8th Jun 2011 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
18 Flight of the bumbly

An adventure...

Trad 45m Average
Toby
Sat 18th Jul 2009 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Kitchen
16 Frog in a Blender Trad 7m Good
Brian Cork
15 Get Nuked Trad 7m Very Good
Brian Cork
17 Greek Perm Trad 7m Good
Brian Cork
Sat 2nd May 2009 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
18 Innocence - with Hamish Caddy Mixed trad 25m, 5 Classic
Brendan Heywood
Wed 17th Oct 2007 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
19 Pockets Full of Emptiness

Note to Self: Next time bring two #4 camalots!

Trad 25m Good
Todd Free
Mon 26th Jun 2006 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
18 Flight of the bumbly

good climb good position the flake on pitch 2 held on by the thin chain is a bit sketchy

Trad 45m Good
Aaron Wells
Sun 28th May 2006 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
18 Innocence Mixed trad 25m, 5 Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sat 27th May 2006 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
18 Innocence

Classic Follows a water streak up a huge slab loved it take 4 brackets&rack of freinds

Mixed trad 25m, 5
Aaron Wells
Thu 1st Jul 2004 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
21 Jaws of Life

spanked me!! azz n i seiged it n had no love

Mixed trad 30m, 5 Very Good
gordon grant
Sun 20th Apr 1997 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
18 Flight of the bumbly Trad 45m Good
ross hinckley
1982 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
20 20 M1 Kiss Me Deadly

Excellent roof awaiting a free ascent

Aid 35m Very Good
John Lattanzio
1978 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
20 Geronimo

Had a lot of difficulty following Joe on the top pitch.

- with FA: R. Curtis, B. Birchall, J. Friend
Trad 80m Good
Richard Curtis
1975 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Fortress
15 Edge

Good on a stinking hot day!

- with Richard Curtis, L. Kavalieris
Trad 30m Good
Richard Curtis

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