Mt Lindesay


I've revised the description and left the original below.

From the border gate the route follows the western ridge before traversing the mountain's southern slopes. Once you reach the eastern ridge, look for the ascent point for the lower cliff-line, very close to the ridge crest. The climb starts with a steep chimney to a tree, which can be used as an anchor for this lower pitch if needed, then briefly traverses right before climbing straight up a very shallow gully to a ramp trending leftwards. Casuarina needles make this section slippery. The route is easy to follow from here but the upper cliff-line, while short, contains a slightly overhanging move and some climbers will require aid to ascend. It is far easier to abseil down the upper cliff-line, and safer to use a rope for all exposed sections. Rope doubled-over slings around trees, with separate sling retrieval line should work OK for descent, though the lead climber would need to be able to ascend without protection and the lower cliffs would be 2 pitches long. There were no views from the summit when I climbed this in early 2000s

This walk starts near the border gate and eventually becomes very steep on a relatively poorly defined path. It's possible to go nearly all the way to the top without a rope.

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Mount Lindesay


C.M.A. of N.S.W.

Route/Trail notes

The Bushwalker's Guide to South East Qld by M.Hammond ; T.Young

published by the Brisbane B.W. Club

Ed3 1973


Bushpeople's Guide to

Bushwalking in S.E. Qld



Mt. Lindesay-tourist route


The Mount Barney Guide



Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

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Wasn't able to quite make it the last little section due to the lack of a rope. Much of the walk was very steep with a poorly defined path after the initial walk along the fence from near the border gate.

peter10001 on Jul, 2009

The first band of cliffs was relatively easy, although the exact ascent point was a little hard to find at first. However there was a large amount of casuarina needles on the upper section which made descent much more dicey. The second set of cliffs was akward and some of our party needed rope assistance and to abseil down them.

Michael on 2005


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