Pseudoephedrine Boulders




As you walk along the track heading east, pseudo is the long cluster of rock on the right, after Little Ayes rock

Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:

Ethic inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Basically, the climbers of Armidale are a pretty laid back, free thinking group and as long as you don’t go out of your way to put people’s noses out of joint you’ll be amazed at how helpful they can be. The quickest way to piss people off is by ripping off projects. There are a few devoted locals making an effort and putting up quality new climbs. A lot of time, hard work and even money goes into their endeavours (cracks can be projects too) and there is too much unclimbed rock around to justify destroying someone else’s motivation. Any routes marked as such or not in the guide should be left alone. The simple courtesy of asking first may save you from being stripped naked and being staked out for the crows to pick your eyes out. If putting up new routes is your thing then please feel free. The only request is that you avoid placing hangers or conspicuous bolts around the Gara Boulders as we are already viewed as an environmental menace by the NPWS - bolting in National Parks is actually illegal.

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Sit start on good edges, long reach to lip, then mantel.

Easier variation is to use large detached block for the feet at start.

As for Pseudo proper, but go left and do a mantle on slopers.

Follow flake up to thin slab mantle.

Standing start on tiny crimps and head up to small left facing corner, then top.

Stand start. Hard mantle around a bulge.

FA: Matt Wrigley, 2004

Sit start on bottom right of obvious flake. Up flake then head left and up into corner. Use pocket in corner then up.

Sit start on bottom right of obvious flake. Up flake then head left and up to top of flake. Avoid the corner and use the slight arete to the right of corner.

Variety of thin crimps

Variety of thin crimps

Start in crimps, use pocket like feature and crimps to mantel.

Sit start on feature, then up rail to huge edge to mantel on crimp.

Sit start up blunt arete.

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