Mt Ninderry




Technical vertical faces, pumpy overhangs, stamina routes, boulder problems in the sky, steep cave climbing, this crag has it all. Great summer climbing with brilliant views from the seaside walls.


Sportclimbing at Mt Ninderry began in 2010 with the now-classic Nitroglycerin. Prior to this occasional parties ventured up the odd trad route, though this activity went largely unrecorded. Many of the new climbs are sportroutes while some are ''adventure sport'' with varying rock quality and trickier routefinding. A handful of long slings are handy and a 60m rope will suffice for most routes.

First Nations Information

The First Nations people from this area are Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi.

Ninderry is derived from two words in Kabi language - nyindur/durree, meaning place of scrub leeches. It holds significant cultural meaning to First Nations people being central in local Dreamtime* and through local song lines networks. Cultural features include a bora ring site.

*The Dreaming:

All information collected has been carried out with research, respect and best interest however, we welcome feedback from the community.

Access issues

Mt Ninderry is an access sensitive area. Please car pool to minimise parking problems (lots of parking at the highway turnoff). There have been complaints so please be quiet and respectful. Please approach via the land atop Ocean Vista Drive which is now under Sunshine Coast Council ownership as part of the Mt. Ninderry reserve. Use the turning circle at the end of the road and park Vehicles with 4 wheels on the road and not blocking the fire trail to allow access for emergency vehicles if required. Don’t use the carparks in the turning circle. Be respectful and low key. In particular,

  • use QUIET voices on arrival and on the walk-ins - noise travels.
  • Don’t linger over beers or cooking up noodles after climbing and definitely NO OVERNIGHT STAYS.
  • All dogs at the location must be on leash at all times.
  • Don’t urinate in front of houses (yes there’s been complaints!).

This is a peaceful residential neighbourhood, so we want to be good stewards of climbing. The 15 min walk brings you out near Enter the Ninja arête.


Approach is from the Ocean Vista Drive cul-de-sac. Please car pool (lots of parking at the highway turnoff) and avoid parking at the end of the street. There’s a few spaces back uphill adjacent the steep embankment which avoids parking directly in front of a residence. Locate the track with the locked gate (locked for vehicles - foot traffic O.K) at the end of the cul-de-sac. Follow this for roughly 15mins gently uphill through some long grass and under the canopy of the trees. 30m beyond the big boulder veer L over log. Stay on the main, worn walking track until you reach the cliffs, you should be at the Enter the Ninja arete.


Wear a helmet, use a stick clip, be safe and tread lightly and quietly. Be careful of the grass trees and orchids. Don't impinge upon potential trad routes with new bolts. Respect tagged projects and the individuality of existing lines. And please dispose of human waste properly!


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