Broken Nose

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 2 Hours


The Broken Nose is located near Josephine Falls in Wooroonooran National Park near Cairns in Far North Queensland.

Access issues inherited from Cairns

Be wary at any coastal or riverside crags for the potential of crocodiles and if you're in the water marine stingers.


Start from the Mt Bartle Frere/Josephine Falls carpark just outside Innisfail.

Walk up the Bartle Frere Track for around 3km to reach Big Rock Camp, from here turning off the Bartle Frere track and heading South-West towards Broken Nose. The track is old and vague in sections and probably requires clearing/marking. Around a 5km walk and a gain in 760m or so to get to the top (as found in some old guidebooks/blogs).

Where to stay

Can camp at Big Rock Camp Ground that you pass on the approach.

Ethic inherited from Cairns

Clean up wherever you go, take your rubbish, or any you find out with you. Brush chalk. So many of these areas are absolutely pristine and we should all make an effort to keep it that way.

Clean and brush but don't destroy vegetation. Avoid steel wire brushes if possible, a good majority of the rock in Cairns will disintegrate using one of these.

Tick marks - ok but brush them off when you leave.

Please don't chip holds and do minimise contrived routes.

GEOTAGGING - PLEASE GEOTAG! For any route you create, or know is hard to find add in the Lat and Long in the route details so it shows on the map. Finding routes in the rainforesr is hard.

Minimise route beta in descriptions to ease onsight attempts.


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