On the main ridge above (to the south) the picnic area, this large boulder is about 20 metres long and is split almost in the middle by a body width crack.

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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Mantle on good line above hollow.

Small friction dish and thin crimps / smearing.

Sit down start. Climb the corner.

Sit start on good two hand edge with a high foot. Dyno up and left to good edge, then up into groove to top.

Jump to the jugs, then left up arete, dodgy fall.

Stand start layback then mantle up

Sit down start with foot locks. Lots of offwidth grunting

FA: Diego Lopez Iturralde, 15 Jul 2021

Start on the far right of feature, follow left and up to top. Variations may exist.

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