A new concrete retaining wall next to HMQS Gayundah.


No bolts please. There are 20mm holes at the top for removeable bolt anchors.. Such as ClimbTech RAF075N. Use these to make a top rope for the kids. The concrete is of excellent quality. Crux moves are all at about 2.5m high. It's easy climbing to the top, but it's HIGH. Please downclimb via 'Rust Off'. Dogs on leash only. Pub is 300m away. Shade available most of the day. A beautiful place, so let's keep it clean. This concrete dries super fast, even after heavy rain.


Easy. Next to the lookout at the HMQS Gayundah wreck.


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HMQS Gayundah was a flat-iron gunboat operated by the Queensland Maritime Defence Force and later the Royal Australian Navy (as HMAS Gayundah). She entered service in 1884, and was decommissioned and then beached on 2 June 1958. 'Gayundah' is said to be an Aboriginal word for lightning.


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From drain pipe 2, straight to tree. Less exposure, but sparse holds and a difficult head space. Less steep, more sustained.

Start between drain pipe 3 and 4, and go direct to tree. Many smaller holds and sustained movements through the crux. Much more than 1 hard move.

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Start midway between drainpipe 4 and drainpipe 5. Go above drain pipe 4, use powerful right handed side-pull over the bulge. Then pack your dacks directly to the tree.

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From drainpipe 5, climb direct to tree. Sparse holds.

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Please use this route for downclimbing. DONT JUMP THE FENCE

Climb 'Rust Off', then traverse the whole wall to your left. with feet 1 metre below the top. Use top as jug holds. Once you reach the far left, traverse in the same manner back to 'Rust Off', and then downclimb. A very easy problem with huge exposure.

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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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