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Rocky Bay

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Description

Some of the best bouldering on the Island, as well as some of the best roped climbing on the prominent Central Block. The climbing at Rocky Bay offers numerous problem and worthwhile routes with a good range of grades. Rocky Bay is also an established nude beach.

Access issues inherited from Townsville

Most areas are free to access to the public, some are closed for short times during the year due to car, bike and running races and other events such as flooding, bushfires or landslides after heavy rain but they will open again soon after.

Approach

To get to Rocky Bay form Nelly Bay ferry terminal, walk on the path around left and continue, past the XBase Backpackers and up to the lookout. From here, walk down the rough track which starts on the seaward side of the large boulder with a nice looking slab on the back.

Ethic inherited from Townsville

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

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Left Side Sector
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34
3m
18
Whale Boulder Boulder
22
48
3m
18

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