Turtle Cove / Ratchet Bay All Bouldering19 routes in crag
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Stunning beach bouldering offering high Vs, High Balls, and perfect smooth and sometimes hardly featured Granite Boulders
A mecca for bouldering north of Cairns. Beautiful camping on the beach or rocks, beautiful rocks to match of all features and types, smooth and perfect granite. Pristine part of the Far North
Steep track from parking bay, be sure to follow the track where it darts and not over any cliff edges. Track ends through shrub onto beach
Drive 40 minutes North from Cairns to just before Turtle cove or turn into Turtle Cove and do a U-Turn to the pullover bay South of Turtle Cove. Park at -16.631154, 145.552420 and walk track to beach. Walk along shore line North and keep walking for a max of 3.5km for all boulder problems, or max 1km South (from track) for a few others. Otherwise only a few hundred metres North to Turtle Cove for enough for a weekend worth of climbing or more!
Where to stay
Camp on the beach, or otherwise there is plenty of local accomodation toward Cairns or further North. If camping DO NOT swim as CROCODILES and MARINE STINGERS may be present annually. Be mindful even camping directly on the sand.
Take ALL rubbish away from area. Keep the place pristine.
Otherwise known as Ratchet Bay
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