Category: Rock Climbing
I wrote this in 2002 and the article was eventually published in Rock Magazine in 2006. The particular issues raised by climbing in Central Australia force us to re-evaluate the reasons why we climb and may require us to take a different, more cautious approach. While Central Australia may not have the best climbing in Australia, it is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in which to climb. Don’t let the challenge of access issues deter you—the sheer amount of rock should be enough to get you interested.
Karinyarra: definitely not the next Arapiles, but an impressive mountain in a proud position in the middle of the desert.