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    Ayers Rock Climb closed 2019 any one going to do it before it is closed.
    if you are i have some hints and info.

    stay at the yulara camp ground or this place will suck the money out of you faster than a strip club or casino.
    the yulara camp ground the camp ground cost $39 a night has the best out doors kitchen i have ever seen fridge microwave cook tops toaster kettle.
    has showers washing machines good clean toilets.
    the IGA in yulara is real good on prices and has everything.
    $25 per adult for a 3 day pass to get to rock.
    AVOID tour groups they just herd you around the rock around the rock and fill you with BS.
    ok so you want to fly around the rock and get a 360 degree view of the rock like they claim on their web site FVCKING WRONG they are only allowed to fly three kilometers from the rock and only show you one side the same with the olgas (whoops there goes $650) but you get to go around mount conner.
    NO problem i will take millions of photos NO YOU WONT unless you go into camera ninja mode.
    NO PHOTO signs everywhere.
    don't touch the rock it will cost you $100.
    but you cant it has a fence around it.
    the rock felt like a cattle herding pen it annoyed the hell out of me.
    park rangers every where to try score some $$$$.
    so off to the olgas.
    more fences less rangers FVCK it time to climb one.
    the climb was killer but the view paid off and got it in 4K.
    i have a friend that was there in the 60's there was no abo's and heaps of wildlife now there are heaps of abo's and only saw 2 birds and 1 kangaroo.
    don't stay too long i blasted trough 1k in 3 days

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    i climbed the rock in 1975/6 great to see fish in the ponds there no abos there then lots of nam vets there with brain sads

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    did see water on the top but did not look in it.
    i climbed the rock without touching that stupid chain it was easy.

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    i had broken bone in my ankle all strapped up but couldnt miss out on it .so used the chain lol is the chain still there ??
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    yea stupid chain is there.
    DONT take your drone unless you want to loose it and get a fine.

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    i doubt i will get back there !!! just pulled photos of kings canyon as well !!!got photos of black cockies there no coons there??? great memories had 3 speed toyota cruiser 6 cylinder petrol towing 18 ft chesney caravan single axel lol

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    I wanna blow it up!

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    the land cruiser or the rock ? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I wanna blow it up!
    so i am guessing you went there and all the DON'T signs made you mad.
    the place looks like a heap of hippies on LSD made all the signs and there is hundreds of them costing more than 1k each.
    even the fence posts are custom.

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    I was actually thinking of doing it in a couple of weeks, but I'm putting it off until next year.
    Sounds like I'm not missing much.
    I look forward to the local economy collapsing when they do shut it down.
    It will remind the National Parks and Lands councils which side their bread is buttered.
    Did I mention it's white bread?
    Yes I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    I was actually thinking of doing it in a couple of weeks, but I'm putting it off until next year.
    Sounds like I'm not missing much.
    I look forward to the local economy collapsing when they do shut it down.
    It will remind the National Parks and Lands councils which side their bread is buttered.
    Did I mention it's white bread?
    i am so mad i did not take my icom and SDR there was some fun to be had at night with a car reporting system on vhf.

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    no signs when i was there 1975/76 just small camping area with 44gal drums full o rubbish a few old fj holdens on the road and a large number of pom cars that had broken down morris 1100 / rovers etc mostly burnt out plenty wild life there

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinekadon View Post
    no signs when i was there 1975/76 just small camping area with 44gal drums full o rubbish a few old fj holdens on the road and a large number of pom cars that had broken down morris 1100 / rovers etc mostly burnt out plenty wild life there
    now it's just burnt out commodore's everywhere.

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    no falcons ???

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    yea saw one on its roof after hitting a cow.
    got a photo.
    it does get boring taking photos of dead cars.

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    Last time I was there was in 1983 We were travelling north to a wedding with some friends Upon arriving at the rock on Thu night, friends discover that they needed more money for the weekend, NO keycards back then, their nearest bank? Alice Springs! We never did get to climb the thing.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Delightful. We're being banned from part of our own country on the basis of race by our ####ing politicians.

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    I just turned down 2 nights free Accom at Yulara because I couldn't be assed driving the 500k return distance from the Stuart Hwy.
    When were these fences errected?
    They weren't there 3 years ago?
    I had a reasonable time at the Rock, saw it in fulll water fall after heavy rains that swept down from Darwin.
    Was very impressive.
    Was virtually no one there (went over Christmas Hols)...
    Park Fees were cheap then too.
    Accom was cheap also.
    The beer at the Outback Bar n Grill icy cold :-)

    Prior to the rain, it did nothing for me and I had no interest in climbing it.
    Walked around it, 10.4 ks (zero interest in doing that again too)
    And you're right, the IGA is cheaper than the Foodworks in my own town.
    However, the service station wasn't... $2.30 a litre!

    Was a heap of friends planning to climb it on the way home from Finke 2018.
    None of them bothered to drive in from the Hwy once I explained it was 500k return.

    Plenty of banned and prohibited places, tracks, areas in AU... Why so many upset about no climbing the Rock?

    Try climbing Pine Gap and see how far you get.

    You have to pay $160 to drive across the Simpson!!!!
    Why? It's not like they maintain the track or provide toilets and camp sites.

    We had an Elder give us a talk about the Rock, explaining the cultural and spiritual significance it meant to them.
    That climbing it was paramount to them climbing on the roof of our church or home....

    I thought that was fair enough, hence why I choose not to climb it.
    Has nothing to do with politicians.
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    I got to climb it 10 years ago before the Scaboriginals buggered the place. fukin welfare and tax wasting lazy arseholes . its just a rock , most of it buried underground , no one lives on it and any connection to that dreamtime bullshiit is just made up fairy stories without any evidence to back it up.

    ive still gotta laugh though - outside the tavern a couple of boongers were trying to talk me out of climbing it saying thier spririts will be made angry by my presence. At the same time these scabos were trying to get me to buy them some grog - totally illegal and signs everywhere stating that. I told the hypocrites to go get a job and walked off.

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    Climbing was on my bucket list. Over the years I've missed out on doing things and this would have been one if I left it much longer.
    I remember talking the Aborigines at the rock but thought nah I'm still going to do it. I thought the idea was if they can keep numbers to below 20% of the visitors that climb it then they couldn't close it?

    ....Leroy

    P.S. I'm proud to say I used the chains, that first bit was hard work!
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