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About Queensland:

Queensland Sunshine State

Queensland climbing hasn`t had much publicity but there is a growing awareness of the plentiful crags around this enormous state which is the second largest in Australia. The premier crag would have to be Frog Buttress with its many and varied cracks.

South East Queensland is noted for a geographic mountain range called the scenic rim. This is part of a larger volcanic region centred on Mt. Warning in far northern New South Wales. Due to this volcanic activity eons ago we have a plethora of wonderful crystalised rhyolite and basalt columns and dykes and cliff faces spread throughout the region. Access has traditionally been somewhat a problem but this is slowly being overcome with ecotourism coming of age.

Central Queensland has not had much of a following with rock climbers but there are crags out there for the dedicated few who wish to go the further mile.

Far Northern Queensland or colloquially known as FNQ has a gem of a crag at Mt. Stuart with wonderful face climbs on its flanks.

The Great Dividing Range runs close to the coast for the entire length of Queensland and the feature is where most of the climbing crags of Queensland are located.

There is of course far more to offer the tourist in Queensland than rock climbing. A day at the surf beaches followed by walking in a tropical rain forest is just one of the many wonders that Queensland has to offer.

Queensland climbing info

If you have any queries about climbing in Queensland or Northern New South Wales then PM Phil Box here on this site.

Go and have a look at this Map of Queensland as the map on this site really sucks.

Go have a look at these online guidebooks for a comprehensive and simple to view list of climbs and grades for Queensland.