On the western side of the 'Private sector' ridge, in line with Yoda is a small overhung cave


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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Instead of mantle slap all the way right

As for the full traverse but take a lower hard line

Alternate longer almost lie down start

Start on crimps then move to lip and mantle

There is no try. From the good starting jug just dyno up to lip

Ridiculous contrived start hanging from your toes on the lip with your hands on the crimp in the back of the roof. Somehow end up on top

Sick burly arete problem. Start left hand on high pinch, high feet and and pull like a dog! hands off the features on the face to the right.

FA: Benji Dutaillis, 8 May 2020

Fantastic scary highball gem. Just don't fall!

FA: Brendan Heywood, 27 May 2017

Up face

Step over the end of the pond and start on good jugs, swing under and then link it up left all the way to 'Pan Sweater'

FA: Ben Vincent, 2 Jul 2020

Start on the dry waterfall, then step around and a slopey traverse over the water, and possibly link into 'Baby Yoda'

FA: Ben Vincent, 2 Jul 2020

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