Donnelly's Castle

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 13
  • Ascents: 627
  • Aka: Lion's Park




Fantastic quality boulders all within 200 meters of one another. Densely packed blocs of great quality climbing and excellent BBQ, picnic bench and toilet facilities at the carpark.


Donnelley's has had pre-crag guides created for it with hard lines on the images. Many of these images are still in use on the topo guides here. Please be aware this is what the small yellow and orange numbers relate too on the topos. These have deliberately been left visible despite it being possibly confusing as it allows you to use the overhead map topo on the main page to locate certain blocs that have lost their numeric order due to newer ascents disrupting the number sequence on that old map.

Quality sharp, classic, granite boulders. Some of the classic hard problems:

Access issues

Apparently a local council reserve. Surrounded by private land, so be careful where you wander.


Type in “Castle Lane, Pozieres” and follow the road to the car park. Turn right off the highway onto Amiens Rd at the Big Apple if coming from Warwick. After about 8km turn left onto Donnelly's Castle Rd. Follow the small signs to 'the castle'.


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Selected Guidebooks all

Author(s): Simon Carter

Date: 2018

ISBN: 9780958079068

A few years ago there was basically Frog Buttress and Coolum. Since then there has been more development than Barangaroo and South East Queensland should be on any climbers radar no matter what your style. Except ice climbing, definitely no ice climbing. But over 1250 routes with hard sport, multipitches and quality trad to make a great trip.

Author(s): Jimmy Blackhall & David Jefferson

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9377779499658

Hidden within the ordinary people of Queensland there exists a tight-knit community of scabby knuckles, grazed knees, massive forearms and iron-clad wills. This guidebooks seeks to shed light on this community and blocks of choice with all the information, skills and knowledge to open the door for you to explore all the bouldering that Queensland has to offer.

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