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Description

Magnetic Island, a boulderers dream. The island is covered with boulders with an uncountable number of potential problems. Beachside bouldering and climbing next to hoop pines on a tropical island, what more could you want? It's the perfect place to explore new areas and contribute your own first ascent. From small technical sit starts to highball problems with terminal landings. There's plenty of fine routes to be done.

The new guidebook, Townsville Climbing 2020 Edition, covers Magnetic Island and is available at Hot Rock Adventure Centre and Climbing Anchors.

Access issues inherited from Townsville

Most areas are free to access to the public, some are closed for short times during the year due to car, bike and running races and other events such as flooding, bushfires or landslides after heavy rain but they will open again soon after.

Approach

Catch the ferry across to the island takes about 20 mins.

Ethic inherited from Townsville

Marking the rock at the start of the climbs used to be the norm, this is now frowned upon.

History

History timeline chart

Most developed areas are found in the popular bays, but don't stop there go explore!

Keep an eye out for snakes, death adders (a type of snake) are quite common on Magnetic Island.

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