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Rocks Riverside

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 3
  • Ascents: 5
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Summary

A few worthwhile boulders at the top of the hill overlooking Rocks Riverside Park

Description

Sandstone boulders at the Seventeen Mile Rocks Regional Riverside Park overlooking the Brisbane River and Rocks Riverside Park.

Access issues

Some areas have been closed for revegetation for a few months now, please keep in mind and try not to create new highways.

Approach

Best access is parking at Jennifer St dead end and walking up one of the thin trails hugging the hill's edge. It's much more discrete than walking through Rocks Riverside Park with a boulder matt.

Where to stay

Don't stay here overnight unless you're a destitute itinerant. Toilets are at the base of the hill by the kids playground.

Ethic

It's probably best not to climb here immediately after heavy rain in order to avoid tearing the holds that are decent. Even when it is dry these boulders can be choosy. Try not to pick boulders that contain a layer of loose sedimentary gravel and check that the Sandstone flakes are not going to tear off before committing.

History

History timeline chart

This area was owned by Queensland Cement and Limestone Company in the early to mid 1900's. The site was a good source of sand, fresh water and gravel. The company imported coral from Morton Bay to be refined as lime.

In 2000-ish the area was repourposed as a park including the construction of the Rocks Riverside Park which has notable features such as walking trails, gazebos, a children's playground (equipt with a sweet octhedral climbing thingy that's prolly better bouldering than any of the natural boulders in the area), a community garden and historical reminants.

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