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Lost world

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 52

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Description

Home to possibly the hardest granite boulder problem in Australia, 'Gandalf the Grey'.

Access issues inherited from Mt Yarrowyck

The majority of the bouldering and climbing at Yarrowyck is located on private property, and the land owner was a climber and has granted access to all climbers anytime, EXCEPT for all crags east of the ridge line which are too close to the land owners house and are off limits, in particular 'Captain Pugwash Memorial Buttress'.

Please do not leave garbage around, leave gates as you find them and do not harass stock. Climbing at Yarrowyck is a privilege, not a right.

The access tracks are in the Nature Reserve which is managed by NPWS which takes you to the Aboriginal Rock Art site. Bouldering or climbing in the reserve is not clear so please avoid this and check the boundaries when exploring.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/mount-yarrowyck-nature-reserve

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/parks-reserves-and-protected-areas/park-management/documents/mount-yarrowyck-nature-reserve

Approach

After finding the old track that passes the 'Trackside boulder', keep walking for about 400m gradually gaining height. The lost world is uphill on your right about 50m from the track, over a fence which is so collapsed you might miss it. It can be a little tricky to find the first time, look for a large distinctive fig tree, which is actually growing right through the 'Gandalf cave'.

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