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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.

Ethic inherited from Townsville

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

Routes

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On your left amongst the first boulders as you walk down the beach. Slopey lay back arete, to slap a mantle finish.

FA: John Newby, 2013

Step onto the slab and trend right to the top.

Bridge and thrutch up between the two slabs. Actually worth the effort.

Climbs the obvious vertical seam. Delicate.

The most obvious line up the slab via the protrusions.

FFA: Chris Glastonbury, 2012

Onto the slab, trust your feet and trend right to the top of the arete.

Sit Start as for Sand Beast, but rock over left onto the big ledge and stand up. Cool move but not much to it.

Sit start on the rail. Use the arete and jugs on the steep face to power up to an easy mantle finish.

FA: John Newby, 2013

Jump from the large, flat rock and grab the rail. Mantle up.

FA: Fil Kindblad, 18 May

Shimmy around the ledge to grab the rail of Crocodile Roll, mantle up.

FA: Fil Kindblad, 18 May

Awkward start to a one move wonder

Jump onto the boulder, foot to the concretion. Dynamic co-ordination required. Very fun.

FA: John Newby, Apr 2022

Very cool moves on slopers and undercling. This boulder was only a meter high 2years ago but retreating sands have currently left it exposed.

FA: John Newby, Apr 2022

Sit Start. To the break then left to the juggy sidepull. Crank up and around the off width crack to finish on some jugs. Step of onto the rock behind.

FA: John Newby, 2022

Sit start. Take the obvious line of jugs through the cave to finish with hands on the jug at the lip of the roof.

FA: John Newby, Apr 2022

Instead of reaching into the roof, continue all the way round the break to finish bum on rock.

FA: John Newby, 2013

From in the corner, hang the break and traverse out to the jugs on the end without shredding yourself.

FA: John Newby, 2022

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