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Jawa sandcrawler

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 18
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Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

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

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Oxley-Wild-Rivers-National-Park

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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This sweet boulder is directly above the sandcrawler and you will come to it first on the right looking downstream.

Sit start on crimp, campus to jug, then traverse left and up

FA: Brendan Heywood, 17 Apr 2016

Sit start on crimps, campus to jug, then mantle

FA: Brendan Heywood, 17 Apr 2016

Sit start on crimps, campus to sloper avoiding the jug, then mantle through side pull

FA: Brendan Heywood, 17 Apr 2016

This great feature is best done in drought, the left side can be done with low water flow

A super fun jug traverse into the top of 'Rail against the machine'

FA: Brendan Heywood, 1 Sep 2019

A somewhat contrived bum dragging line but very appealing

Fun and juggy, exciting, just sweet. Needs lots of pads

FA: Brendan Heywood, 17 Apr 2016

One of the best lines at Gara! The crux is the starting moves. At very low water start even lower and a meter right and then up and traverse in.

FA: Ben Vincent, 1 Sep 2019

Only possible at low water levels. Technical layback then up rail

FA: Ben Vincent, 1 Sep 2019

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