The Backyard




A group of boulders with fantastic rock behind The Lane.

Access issues inherited from Passchendaele State Forest

HQ Plantations act as land manager for all the bouldering locations listed below. They operate as Plantation Licensee under the terms of the Forestry Act 1959, and are thus obliged to permit, but not necessarily promote, recreational access. However, climbers should understand that the primary purpose of a State Forest is timber extraction rather than recreation, and HQ Plantations have legislative authority to restrict recreational access from time to time where timber harvesting operations presents a hazard to the public. Furthermore, HQ Plantations are required to recognize all roads within the licence area as public roads. However, they have authority to temporarily restrict access for the reasons already given. Please recognize the authority of any signage that restricts access. Please obey the instructions of the Plantation Officers who patrol the area. Should you feel that any restriction is unjust or unwarranted, contact ACAQ,, and we will take up the matter for you.


From Boatfields Rd, head down Simmonds Lane for 200m. The Lane will be on your left. Walk through the Lane to reach The Backyard.



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FFA: Adam West

FFA: AJ Amies

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FFA: Clayton Amies

FFA: Adam West

FFA: Andrew Lightfoot

FFA: Peter Crane

FFA: AJ Amies

FFA: AJ Amies

Sit start the chocked boulder, move up to the lip and traverse right moving under the prowl, mantling on the other side of the small bloc.

Cleaned and ready for a send.

Set: Oliver Rickford, Nov 2021

On your left as you head up toward the big Dream On bloc. Small and a bit contrived but perfectly formed, and loads of fun. Sit start with both feet and left hand on the left of the two foot blocks, and right hand on arete. Climb the arete to the left facing finger jug and mantle it out.

Tim Nicholson

FA: Tim Nicholson, 1 Nov 2021

FFA: Peter Crane

Dream on pretty girl. One seriously radical horizontal steep corner into a hard punchy head wall.

FA: Tim Oseckas, 2017

FA: Alex Gregory, 2017

Sit start on arête and right hand jug, move up and right to peak and mantle.

FA: Zac Horstman, 7 Sep 2020

Sit start left on flake jug, select any unpleasant crimp for right, head up right face and mantle. A smooth operator may be able to soften this stool with a techy dyno.

FA: Zac Horstman, 7 Sep 2020

Stand start on undercling, make way up good holds to top.

FA: Connor Augustson

Sit start on undercling, making way up good holds to top.

FA: Ben J

Hop up to obvious jug, and over lip with a nice mantle. Multiple feet options for every height; take your time and enjoy.

FA: Douglas Holt, 6 Sep 2020


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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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