Sarsparilla Buttress 🚫

  • Grade context: AU

Climbing in this area is banned/illegal.



A small prominent buttress on the northern slopes of Mt Stuart. Note the climbs are unmarked.

Access issues inherited from JCU / Defence

You may need permission to climb at JCU and in Defence land.


Access is one kilometre walk from the Lavarack Barracks.

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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An easy corner with several variations on the main route. Start at the very LHS of the buttress. Gain the large block and head straight up through the corner to a prominent overhanging block. Mantle to topout and finish.

FA: T. McOwan & D. Hall, 1982

1 8m
2 14m
3 11 8m

Start ~60m from the RHS of the buttress. A slab, face, and crack problem that's poorly protected before the crux on loose rock.

  1. Up on easy slab to a large ledge.

  2. Climb the small face to a second prominent ledge with a tree (belay).

  3. Up through crack (crux) to top.

FA: T. McOwan & D. Hall, 1982

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