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Buildering on a stone masonry bridge abutment
Old bolts, old scary looking hangers, chossy top out to a sloping ledge encrusted in pigeon droppings and train brake pad soot. Most of the ground has been concreted below the climbs making falls just that little bit extra daunting. Make sure when topping out you lay flat under the tracks on the sandstone ledge and wait for a train to rocket past about 1m from your head for the full experience.
The bridge is presumedly owned by the Brisbane City Council and is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
These climbs are on the southern abutment of the Albert Bridge, one of four bridges crossing the Brisbane River between the suburbs of Indooroopilly and Chelmer. About 10 minutes southwest of Brisbane's city centre and accessed via Wharf St, Chelmer. For public transport information see TransLink.
Please don't bolt it, leave chalk marks on the wall or attract any attention to yourself. Give way to pedestrians and cyclists, obey all directions from authorities. If asked to leave, politely oblige and leave immediately. Climbing at this crag can lead to being charged with 'Unauthorised High Risk Activity', which involves a court appearance, hefty fines and an unrecorded conviction. Play it smart!
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