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Description

What if I told you that there was a plethora of modern sport climbing at Mount Stuart with morning shade, lower offs and a 2 minute walk from the car? Well this magical place exists and offers a new climbing lifestyle for locals with easy mornings and café stop in’s akin to the Blue Mountains. The area comprises 4 main sectors and wide variety of grades and steep juggy climbing which is uncharacteristic to Mount Stuart. A helmet is recommended as tourist have deliberately thrown rocks down the cliff in the past.

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.

Approach

Refer to aerial topo pictures detailing tracks and handrail landmarks.

Park at the lookout carpark, and walk west past the radio tower to reach the loop trail. Go L on the trail until the handrail. Head R down the gully to Under the Radar or L to Chocolate factory.

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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