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Devil's Fish Bowl is a series of rocky platforms located at the southern end of Devil's Kitchen. The lower platform provides plenty of bouldering on excellent rock along the 30m long wall, ranging from vertical to slightly overhung and from 1.5m to 4m in height. The problems may not be too challenging but the location is unbelievably scenic with sea cliffs to one side, a secluded beach to the other and the big blue stretching out into the distance. The upper platform provides more challenging high ball problems on questionable rock. Climbs listed from left to right.

Access issues inherited from Devil's Kitchen

Remember that you are in a National park, don't litter, clean up any rubbish, don't disturb the wildlife and no bolting. It is essential that climbing in this area remains minimal impact and low key. The Westpac Helicopter and Surf Life Saving patrol this area, be friendly. An interesting experience climbing while a rescue helicopter watches. This area is not tide dependant as the Devils Cauldron or the Devils Training Ground but it is swell dependant. A 2ft-3ft swell at Sunshine Beach and low wind is fine. If in doubt look at the Sunshine Beach Surf cam. " Beach" In the tidal area depending on swell, wind, and tide the base of these climbs may be wet and extremely slippery. As you get out of the tidal spray area the rock is superb! Even when it wet.


Access to Devil's Fish Bowl is via Sunshine Beach (there is limited parking along Seaview Terrace) and then onto the Coastal Track. Follow the track up many, many, many stairs and then around the headland enjoying amazing views along the way. A lesser track leaves the main one and heads out on to the grassy headland where you will stay right to go down to the Devil's Fish Bowl.

Ethic inherited from Devil's Kitchen

Trad, no need for chalk.


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The lower of the two rock platforms.

Sit start. Easy climbing straight up the arete to a top out.

Obvious corner between PLE and CP. Tricky sit start but easy otherwise.

2m right of PLE. Sit start. More easy climbing up another prominent arete.

Starts in a similar position to FO but trends left on juggy holds to the lip at the top of CP.

Start 1m left of OHH. Sit start. Climb straight up the arete to top out.

Left leaning laybacks

Starts 1/2 m to the right of OHH. Go straight up.

Sit start. Match both hands on low ledge. Up to undercling under roof, and then top out over the flake.

Sit start 2m left of Crimp and Stem.

Sit start 1m left of Crimp and Stem. Tough start on underclings under the roof before reaching blind up and over. From there a few more tricky moves to the top out.

Inside corner problem

Sit start 1m right of Crimp and Stem. Match hands on small ledge before powering upwards to top out.

Follow the line of most resistance on the mini arete.

Awkward sit start using small pockets to crimp and lunge.

Sit start as per Alright! But trending up to the left to top out.

Sit start 2m left of Drip. Trend up right. Reachy moves to the top out.

Sit start 1m left of SCS. Layback right using the obvious (and often wet) crack. Easy top out.

Mildly tricky sit start, but then straight up the face on very good holds.

Sit start at the bottom of the crack near OHH, and continue along the crack traversing left. Reach end of crack and go up topping out

Lip traverse from right to left. (30m)

Lip traverse from left to right.

Wall above Devil's Fish Bowl. Height, some crumbly rock and unprotected falls make this the domain of the brave. Nevertheless there are some fine looking lines.

Starting on the lower left flake, head up and right to the higher of the two ledge/cracklines then follow this to the top out.

Start as per UT, but trend right at the lower of the two ledge/cracklines.

Climbs the broad crack separating the freestanding bloc from the left side of the wall.


Climbs the right hand face of the freestanding bloc.

Climbs the broad crack separating the freestanding bloc from the right side of the wall.


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