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Summary

A great holiday destination bouldering area with an excellent swimming beach, water sports, and food and drink, all nearby.

Description

A very under rated area of magnetic island, mainly because of the potential long walk along the beach to get to the best boulders. The west end of the bay presents some excellent roof lines and quality slabs in the lower grades. The east end is far more traveled and has a very good steep V4 and a handful of other ok lines. There is potential for problems at both ends as well as along the high tide track from Henry Lawson Street.

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

The east end is an easy 10min walk along the beach at low tide from the end of the shops, or via the high tide track from the end of Henry Lawson Street.

The West end is a 30-40min grueling walk along the sloping bay. Or, you can drive to the end of Pollard Street (via Gifford st from Horseshoe bay rd). It is then an easy 5min walk from the car to the first boulders.

Ethic inherited from Townsville

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

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