Timor Rock


A large crag on the right side of the road as you come in from Coonabarabran. There is a picnic area and a creek. There was a camping ground and marked trail to the peak in the past, but both are now long gone.


Cross the creek and wander up through the scrub.

Climbs are described anticlockwise from W side.

Wallaby Track 16 105m
Start on W Buttress below Tourist Route. 1. 40m (crux). Sweeping crack-line on R side of buttress (loose rock). 2. 25m. Step across to overhanging section, then up L. Back R to meet second pitch of TR. 3. 40m. As for TR.
Greg Croft, John McKenna (alt), Dan Croft 3-11-91
* Tourist Route 8 80m
Follow your nose, or the arrows, as the case may be. Probably removed by NPWS sometime last century.
Next Best 10 80m
Start 5 m R of TRV. 1-2. Take a line of least resistance up wide crack behind big block.
Phil Draper, Jim Waller 8-90
Lost Four 13 40m
Start round corner (R) from NB. Walk up grassy gully to jumbled chimney-gully with small figs. Up.
Greg Croft, Dan Croft, Phil Draper, John Mohoney 12-4-92
Aladdin's Lamp 14 80m
Start in next gully R of LF. 1-2. Up deep, black gully with fig root running to the bottom of it.
John McKenna, Greg Croft (alt) 92
* Kamilaroi 18 90m
Start 2 m 8 of AL atsmall fig. 1. 45m. (crux) Snaking crack, then tend R at 10 m. Through bulge at 30 m, then R up wall to narrow shelf. Traverse 5 m R to belay in alcove. Possibly break this pitch in two to avoid rope drag. 2. 45m. Down R, then finish as for Indigenous.
Greg Croft, Phil Draper 10-5-92
Indigenous 17 80m
Start round buttress (R) from Kamilaroi at fig jungle. 1. 40m. Up through fig to where buttress meets cliff. Up loose, detached pillar, then R out of crack. L to belay. 2. 40m. Squeeze up behind blocks. Up.
Greg Croft, John McKenna 16-5-92
Brother 14 70m
Start 5 m R of Indigenous. 1. 12m. Up through fig to scrubby shelf. 2. 30m. Gully, taking R branch. 3. 28m. Scramble up.
Greg Croft, Phil Draper (alt) 14-4-91
Corm's Invitation 17 80m
Start at second gully E of Brother. 1. 20 m. Zigzagging crack on buttress. Round boulder, then up to fig. 2. 35 m. Up to ledge. 3. 25 m. Easy.
Graeme Bowden, John McKenna (alt), Chris Cormie 14-4-91
* April Fool 16 100m
Start at prominent black streak 10 m R of Cl. 1. 35 m. Through small figs, then up gully/crack-line. 2. 35 m. Continue up black streak, then R to alcove. 3. 30 m. L, then up chimney. Through gap at top.
Greg Croft, Phil Draper, Kerry Moore 1-4-91
The Falcon Flies 15 80m
Start 10 m R of AF, in middle of 8 Face. 1. 40 m. Short gully and wall to fig, then small crevice to sloping rock and short corner. Up 15 m. 2. 40 m. Juggy wall, then over grassy waterway to crevice/wall. Up to join final chimney ot AF.
Phil Draper, Greg Croft (alt), Karl Sprogis 10-11-91
Gulf Crisis 15 80m
Start 20 m W of pine on buttress. 1. 40 m. Narrow gully to large shelf, then avoid mossy crack by climbing slabs to R. Chimney to fig. 2. 40 m. Juggy section to ledge, then sloping crack and chimney.
Graeme Bowden, Greg Croft (alt), Rod Kerr 12-1-91
Beachcomber 17 100m
Start at sloping, scrubby crack that leads towards prominent pine on skyline. 1. 30 m. Sloping crack through vegetation, then traverse L of rounded block. Dirty crack to fig. 2. 35 m. Down, then 30 m R to next crack. Belay on ledge with big ferns. 3. 35 m. Deep crack.
John McKenna, Graeme Bowden (alt), Tony Knight, Dick Varley 10-11-91
Falcon Nest 10 70m
Start as for Beachcomber. 1. 35 m. R up wall. 2. 35 m. Line of least resistance.
Phil Draper, Gavin Ginn 26-10-90
Billy 9 70m
Start round buttress E of FN. 1. 30 m. Up jumbled main buttress. 2. 40 m. Up easily.
Jeremy Judd, Cincelia Johnson 10-11-91
Dark Side Of The Moon 15 80m
An episodic grovel in the wet. Start E of main buttress in middle of cliff. 1. 40 m Sloping gully, then wall and gully with fig. 2. 40 m (crux) Big chimney
Joe Friend, solo, Sept' 1976
Cissus 15 100m
Start 4m E of DSM. 1. 30m. Black, indented watercourse, then L over grass at 25 m. 2. 30m. R on to wall at prominent fig in gully, then slabs to large ledge. Walk W and up deep, ferny gully. 3. 40m. As for DSM pitch two.
Greg Croft, Phil Draper (alt), John McKenna17-11-91
Done in Dunlops 16 100m
1. 50 m. Gully 10 m E of Cissus, then off-width to ledge. 2. 50 m. As for last pitch of Sunday School.
Graeme Bowden, Greg Croft (alt) 9-12-90
Sunday School 14 100m
Start 5m E of DD. 1. 50 m. Scrubby scramble, then up to big shelf. 2. 50 m. Fantastic chimney.
Phil Draper, Greg Croft (alt) 7-1-90
* Horizons 17 90m
Start 5m W of big detached pillar. 1. 45m. Smooth, water-worn gully. 2. 45m. Up.
Greg Croft, Phil Draper (alt), Graeme Bowden, John McKenna 15-2-90
Face Value 15 35m
Crack up middle of big detached pillar L of the Devils Chair. Abseil down back.
Greg Croft, John McKenna10-1-92

A slightly easier route has been done up back of this pillar - no further details.

Walk on the Wild Side 17 100m
Start in big gully with blackberries W of the Devils Chair. 1. 45 m. Crevice on R of chimney to face. Follow small crack up L through slight overhang. Up 2 m to large crack, then up L past fish-hook-shaped boulder. 2. 35 m. Round R from ledge to smooth, vertical crack. Up this for 10m, then round L to chimney. Chimney to grassy ledge. 3. 20m. Chimney, as for Intrigue.
Graeme Bowden, Phil Draper (alt) 20-1-91
Intrigue 15 80m
Start at chimney roughly behind the Devils Chair. 1-2. Chimney with roof at 10 m.
Greg Croft, Graeme Bowden (alt), Dan Croft 12-4-92
Gates of Hell 17 20m
Broken crack-line behind the Devils Chair.
John McKenna, Graeme Bowden, Greg Croft, Phil Draper 2-91
Sunnyside 15 30m
Crackon NE Face, then round bulge at three quarters height.
Greg Croff, Graeme Bowden, John McKenna 10-6-90
Wandering Wilburys 15 65m
Start 30 m R of Sunnyside. 1-2. Up.
Graeme Bowden, John McKenna (alt) 17-6-93