The Nursery Cliff is within army land, enter at your own risk.

Access issues inherited from Mt Stuart

Visiting climbers are advised that a significant proportion of the cliffs lie in Department of Defence (Army) land. Trespassing on defence land is an offense. The Townsville City Council (TCC) controlled cliffs require a permit for climbing and/or abseiling. Do not park too close to the gate else your car may be moved. During the year, the car club holds races on the mountain road; during this time road access is closed. Mark Gommers is negotiating with the TCC to remove certain onerous restrictions such as a permit and indemnity insurance.


At the base of the stair case leading to Cannon Ball side of the Playground turn L at the sign and this small rock face is The Nursery Cliff.

Ethic inherited from Mt Stuart

Installation of permanent anchors (eg bolts) is not permitted on City Council land or Department of Defence (Army) land. Take all rubbish with you. - Be aware of loose rocks and other climbers who could be below you.



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Start at the marked "C" then take flared crack to finish. (Left end of the wall)

FFA: Dave Hall, 1983

Starts 1m right of the marked "C" then move straight up (NO PRO)

FFA: Mark Gommers, 1991

Starts 1m right of "Elle" follow weakness in rock to finish (NO PRO)

FA: Owen Richmond, 1984

FFA: Mark Gommers, 1991

Start at the marked "RH". Follow crack in the middle of the wall to finish (loose blocks at top)

FA: Unknown, 1983

Rock face 2m right of "Rocky Horror" climb straight up to finish (MINIMAL PRO)

FFA: John Cooper & Chris Marsh, 1992

Up ledgy rock face 3m right of "Rocky Horror" move up and left to root filled corner.

FFA: Lee Skidmore, 1995

A broken line covered in a flakey black layer.

FFA: Lee Skidmore, 1996

FA: Mark Neevs, 1996

Cleft at R end of wall


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