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This area is notoriously difficult to find, it was originally known as "The Super Hard To Find Wall". However, with increased traffic and a bit of track work it is getting easier to get to. If you're not good at following a faint trail and winging it, it's probably best the first time you go, to go with someone who knows where the area is.
This wall is home to Queensland's hardest boulder problem and the highest concentration of good, hard bouldering in Brisbane. If you want V8+ this is the wall for you. This area also has a good sprinkling of sub V5 problems. The wall, as all boulders in Redbank are, is sandstone. This isn't grampians super compact perfection, but it's pretty spectacular for Queensland sandstone.
Access issues inherited from White Rock Conservation Area
Be aware that there is a rare plant that calls the boulders we climb home. It is in our interest to accomodate it. More details can be found on the ACAQ web site:
From the carpark follow the dirt road until you reach the big T-intersection with the big gum tree. Turn left and follow this dirt road about 200 meters, ignoring the first dirt road on your right which takes you to White Rock. Take the second right - signposted 'White Rock Ridge Track'. Follow the track until the rocky outcrop comes into view, keep an eye out on the left side of the track for a guidepost with a small smiley face drawn on it.
At guidepost turn left off the main track and follow faint trail past small rocky outcrop 50m from track. From here go down and right, following faint trail occasionally lined by logs, until you reach a large burnt black tree on the edge of lantana valley. Continue straight past burnt tree until path turns left into lantana valley. Follow path through the valley and up onto hill. From here you should be able to see the Gift of the Gab wall. The super hard wall is about 100m around to the left.
Ethic inherited from White Rock Conservation Area
Redbank is home to some extremely rare plants that call the top of some of our boulders home. If there are logs defining top outs please respect these and avoid trampling anything that isn't grass. For more information check out http://www.qldclimb.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/White-Rock-Rare-Plant-Notice-4Sep13.pdf .
Be mindful of other users, don't leave rubbish or disturb any vegetation. Stick to the established tracks where possible. Do not use steel wire brushes as these will take away the holds.
Discovered by Glen Eaton at work in early 2011.
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