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Description

Use the provided fixed protection and the base of the fence poles to belay, and rap off chains above "Hugs And Kisses" (or do the epic 30 second walk down).

Access issues inherited from Kissing Point

The land is managed by TCC.

Ethic inherited from Townsville

Marking the rock at the start of the climbs used to be the norm, this is now frowned upon.

Routes

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A mini-route, but not too bad. Starts 7m L of a prominent arête, below the obvious overhanging overlap. Easily up to below the overlap. Small cams here, then through overhang. Grab the unfortunate jug on wall above, and up.

FA: Lee Skidmore, Philippa Newton, Erik Smits & Took Smits, 1998

A shallow corner-crack 4m L of prominent arête.

FA: Dave Ahmelman & Andrew Rule, 1996

Contrived, but still good. Good rock throughout. Smooth face 3.5m L of arête to horizontal crack at 2/3 height. Your last gear goes in here. Now straight up the middle of the face to the top. Don't stray. Belay from "SIASSB" anchor.

Repeat ascentionists have placed gear in KC to protect the top, but you won't.

FA: Lee Skidmore, 1996

The set of twin cracks 2.5m L of arête to small corner in upper section. Great rock. Belay from "SIASSB" anchor.

FA: Andrew Rule, Dave Ahmelman & Mark Gommers, 1996

Popular for beginners. Very easy, and a good first lead on natural protection. It is the widest crackline which is located 1.5m L of the arête. Belay from "SIASSB" anchor.

FA: Mark Gommers, Dave Ahmelman & Andrew Rule, 1996

Quite good, especially the start. Corner crack 0.5m L of the arête to face crack. Belay from "SIASSB" anchor.

FA: Zachary von Kemp & Mark Gommers, 1996

Warning Fixed Gear: missing hanger, all nuts loose, fig tree needs a trim.

Awesome! Hardest on the cliff, and also the best. One of the only climbs here that isn't a poxy slab! The line of five FH's starting 0.5m R of the arête. A left arm killer! Scott says "If you use the sloping wall on the R you are not climbing the proper route". BB and sling the boulder at top.

FA: Scott Bewley, 1997

Starting just half a metre right of SIASSB in the corner. Climb R-leaning slab-corner with good pro throughout. Continue straight up the loose and dirty horrorshow to finish at obvious spiky tree. A variant finish escapes L up ramp before the chossy top.

FA: Lee Skidmore & Philippa Newton, 1998

Starts 4m R of the KIAG on the knife-blade-pillar-arête. Up this cracked pillar with reasonable pro in the first half.

FA: Scott Bewley & Rodney Norfield, 1997

From KTK, you can walk directly back toward the water and slightly L to come across a small, overhanging bouldering wall. Took started developing some good power problems here one afternoon in July 1998.

A seriously delicate climb starting at a broken slab 7m left of KOTSW keeping left of mini-corner to undercling slot (protection). Over this to chossy slab and top.

FA: Lee Skidmore, 1996

A popular, nice slab climb. A good workout for your legs. Start at the bottomless, left-facing corner 30m R of arête. Finish up the loose exit to a boulder belay. Three FH's, wires at top.

FA: Mark Gommers & Ellen Kemp, 1996

A deceptively good climb with some nice moves. Start 3m R of KOTSW. Up ramp to clip first FH. Up and trend L to pro in the big groove. Now up (crux) onto slab and clip second FH then cake to the top and a 45 degree FH belay.

FA: Andrew Rule, John Louis Beaulieu, Mark Witham & Mark Gommers, 1997

Start 2m right of FK. Up ramp into the L-facing corner. Natural pro up this will lead you to the top and a 90 degree FH belay.

FA: Mark Gommers & Andrew Rule(?), 1997

Starting 3m R of TLKG below the obvious double rooflets with two black FH's. Up ramp to below 1st overhang, clip FH above, crimp and pop around overhang. Slightly L beneath 2nd overhang, and then directly through this past FH (no stepping around L!). Now a naturally protected 10m ramble - a fun excursion.

FA: Lee Skidmore & Philippa Newton, 1998

4m R of "Pash 'n' Fruit" past small V-groove (pro) then slab to ledge. Easily to below R side of overhang. Punch through this fun rooflet (contrived) on jugs and then middle of slab (RP's) to top. If you step R to avoid the overhang, take off a grade or two. If it hasn't been climbed in a while, it may be a bit vegetated.

FA: Lee Skidmore, 1996

Up through the thin seams with little placements, then up and over the three roofs.

FA: Christopher Glastonbury & Steven Ioannou, 2003

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