Few people have heard of the Cockburn Range but it is fast becoming one of the focus points of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. This incredible escarpment region stretches for about 50km and lies trapped between the Pentecost and King Rivers (both filled to the brim with saltwater crocodiles) only an hours drive from Kununurra. The range is actually a high plateau and is dissected with hundreds of gorges and cliffs. The massive El Questro (a private company) owns a substantial portion of this area and it is heavily marketed as a wilderness park. We had a look at these cliffs recently from a rockclimbing perspective and although some of the rock is fairly loose other sections reminded me of Moonarie in the Flinders Ranges. Here are a couple of images which show the cliffs facing the Gibb River Road. These escarpments average 70-80m high and would offer some pretty amazing climbing. The rock is generally good quartzite (the same rock as Mt Arapiles).