The Lookout




The region you are naturally led to by the path wandering up into the blocs from the carpark. Big bold lines and a great place to start. Central to all the other areas.


Home of the Post it line, some excellent slab climbing and the stretch armstrong bloc. Rear left border links to the brain sector, Rear right border links to the dirty action area, front right region links to the grotto and front left is downhill to the carpark.

Access issues inherited from Donnelly's Castle

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


Straight up the path from the carpark, first blocs are the Palm cove slabs, the hippy apple bloc and the post it line depending on where you turn just past the lookout steps.



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Stand start this crimpy problem on aesthetic rock, with low crimps. Watch the flexy flake on the mantle out.

Stand start with low crimps, moving across crimpy, technical climbing, to a long, cruxy reach.

Thin, powerful and reachy.

Reach/jump to nice ledge then up.

Squat start matched on lowest jug, climbing the arching arete left, along to the highest point of the bloc. Trust those smears! Also used as the down climb from “Mantle Magic” - same Bloc.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Dec 2021

Start on full stretch/jump to the double hand sloper bulge on the face left of the Right arete. Burly move left into the weakness and figure your way up from there. Benefits those with a longer reach but not to be missed by the shorter climber!

FA: Nick Foulds, 2 Oct 2021

One meter or two left of "Car Camping". Fun beginner Crimpy V0. Top out and climb down "Car Camping".

Easy up featured wall left of fig tree. Also used to get down of this giant boulder.

Stand start just right of tree with low LH and RH in runnel. Punchy, reachy and classic.

Crimpy and reachy wall a few metres right of fig tree.

Up crimpy face.

Up the left side of the arete.

Up the high slab on positive edges. Arete is in.

Up twin seems then trend left to vertical slot, up and over

Very possible project. Start 1m right of post it. Up trending rightwards to high crux.

Right of Juicy Apples start. Begin with undercling LH and/ or choice of edges. Straight up on slopes.

On the same side facing “Post it” (back of the same Boulder as H.A). Sit start the blunt arete trending leftwards.

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Sit start on matched hands to the right, then head up and left to top out. Cool moves on sharp holds.

Left variation of 'Happy Apple'. Sit start then straight up

Better than it looks. Great funky moves up the left side of arete. May have crumbly rock around arete but comes good with brushing.

An intricate slab problem starting on a good left foot, finger pad mono for the left and a slap with some dimples in it for you right. Delicate moves right and then ascend trending left to stay on the face as long as you can. Bailing early is tempting but detracts from the length of slab available to you!

FA: Tatiana Proboste & Nick Foulds, 2 Oct 2021

Stand start with choices of either crimps of side pulls on the short arete, opposite the Palm Cove chasm- next to Face Palm.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jan 2022

walk roughly half the way into the crack off the end of the lookout and nestle yourself into your best Egyptian and get chimneying! Good holds abound at the lips on both sides of the top take your time and find them. Care to be taken at the top of this chimney, a fall from the top would not end well.

FA: Nick Foulds, 2 Oct 2021

Great thin slab, first problem of the slab wall down the chasm. Get those feet working.

Excellent low angled thin slab through shallow scoop- starts 3m’s right of “The Cowboy Cha Cha”. More and more footers appear on close inspection

Nice slab on solid edges.

Low angled slab on solid rock on the right side of the corridor - just left of the stars up to the look out.

Jump start to crimps, and then up the jugs.

Start in seam, then trend up and leftwards.

Classic line up beautiful boulder. Start as for 'Elemental' and head up and rightwards.

Bouldery start in corner using both boulders to gain comfortable stance on arete, then head up rightside of arete with excellent handholds. A crag classic and a great initiation to highballs.

Jump to good edge, then powerful moves put you standing on the first hold, From here commit to high edge and climb up slab. Very much a highball.

Jump to jug or scramble up tree to get up onto the wall. Head up the extremely high and easy slab on very solid rock. Maybe dirty when out of season. More like soloing a grade 12 climb.

start on arete, mantle on to the slab, then gradually make your way right to the jugs near the top.

FA: 17 Oct


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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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