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Elevation: 1,988 ft
GPS: -19.403, 146.625 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Daniel Smith on May 15, 2018
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Frederick Peak is located outside of Townsville and offers superb climbing on Intrusive Rhyolite in a wilderness environment. The quality and variety of the climbing offered is some of Townsville’s best. The rock is favourably featured, with only a small portion glazed and blank. Large holds and features are present under large overhangs, on steep multipitches, technical slabs and eroded cracklines. Inexperienced climbers are recommended to accompany someone with a high level of experience, or try more user-friendly crags such as Mt Stuart and Castle Hill.

Four prominent pinnacles are situated on the side of Hervey’s Range, which includes the North and South Sentinels, Frederick Peak and the South Pinnacle. The surrounding arid environment is home to a large variety of wildlife and the area offers views of the Queensland coast from Townsville to the Northern Beaches.

Juicy Buttress is a great place for beginners due to the high concentration of easier routes which are generally well protected. The South Sentinel features the majority of climbing with high quality sport and traditional routes. Frederick Peak and the South Pinnacle have seen little activity to date and only offer long, easy unrepeated routes.

For prolonged visits it is possible to camp, although no amenities are available. A large campsite is siutated on the ridge between the North and South Sentinels which provides a spectacular view of Townsville.

Getting There [Edit]

Access to the area has always been a sensitive issue as access requires passing through private property. A competent 4WD is necessary. The code of conduct must be followed to maintain access to the area. Anyone wishing to visit Frederick Peak should contact the guidebook authors directly by email christopher.glastonbury@gmail.com, steven.ioannou@gmx.com or chris.beric@gmail.com. The walk-in is uphill, loose in sections, overgrown and difficult to follow at night.

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