Outer Tubes Gully





Easy access, family friendly in an awesome area. Good idea to wear a helmet at least while belaying in case any loose stuff comes away, it is a newish cliff in a sea environment.


15 metre high walls in a picturesque and dramatic sea cliff gully

Access issues

Usual weekend and school holiday access only


20 minute walk in on the groomed Outer Tubes trail from the lighthouse carpark. Instead of continuing down the steel staircase as for the fishos area, slip off the trail to the left at the post and then easy scramble down to the gully. The great wall is on your left.

Where to stay

As for other areas


Bolts and supplementary cams if so inclined.


History timeline chart

Discovered September 2017 on a family walk by the Vaughans



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The left most route as you arrive after the scramble down the descent gully. Thankfully stops before the band of choss is encountered. Short and fun warm up.

Set: Matt Tranter, 2018

FA: Matt Tranter, 21 Jan 2018

2nd route on the wall as you face the cliff. Great climbing with the exception of one band of choss. Great holds all the way up.

Set: Matt Tranter

FA: Matt Tranter, 17 Sep 2017

Great easy, pockets, edges, jugs and layaways, best easy route here

FA: Simon Vaughan, 9 Sep 2017

Lovely climbing down low between some positive crimps at the crux, jugs to the anchors, you can think your way through the cruxes

FFA: Simon Vaughan

Set: Simon Vaughan

FA: Simon Vaughan, 6 Jan 2018

Slightly powerful at the start to great climbing up high

FFA: rick phillips & michelle stewart

FA: Rick Phillips & Michelle Stewart, 8 Sep 2017

Warning Flora and Fauna:

Just great climbing

Up shallow corner crack line (grade 12) on the right of Fashion Tights. Up crack line to ledge then step left and finish up the last 3 bolts of Fashion Tights

FA: Tom Thompson, 25 Sep 2017


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Author(s): Robert Dunn

Date: 2011

ISBN: 9780646561417

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