We are back in 2020, with all new routes!

As part of the Cairns Regional Councils Active Living Program, Topknot Climbing provides this free weekly climbing activity at the Boulder Park situated on the scenic Cairns Esplanade.

These sessions not only provide a great introduction to the sport of rock climbing, but can also deliver a great cross training workout.

The Boulder Park although just the three Boulders and Roof section offers 30 plus colour graded Routes or “Problems” all start with a Sit-start and Top-out (finish on top of boulder).
Yellow- Easy.
Red- Medium.
Orange- Hard.
Black- Extreme.
With Grey (neutral) holds to use as extras if required.
Try a Boulder “Traverse” climb around instead of up.
The roof offers multiple crossings, Dyno’s, Dead-Point moves with challenging Top-out’s.
The Toddlers Boulder is covered in holds to engage your little grommet.

With the aim of fun and enjoyment high on the list, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. There is always the option to go hard on some tougher routes and/or chill out at your own pace.

Climbing shoes, chalk, professional, experienced instruction are provided to help guide you through.

Whatever your age, level of fitness or experience there are multiple problems for everyone at the Esplanade Boulder Park Cairns.

What to bring:

A pair of socks, if you plan on using the climbing shoes provided.
We have 20 pairs of climbing shoes available, with a vairiety of sizes.
If you have your own climbing shoes bring them along 🙂

Every Monday from 5-6 pm
No bookings necessary,
Just rock up!

Take your climbing experience to the next level…

Why not try our Adventure Climbing Tour at a great rate. We offer the same discounted Local Rate to Boulder Park Participants. So if you have recently attended a free Monday afternoon Session pay only $149 p/p for our premium Tour. More information.


Book your Discounted Adventure Climbing Tour Here.



Boulder Park on the EsplanadeCairnsQueensland, 4870



3 Reviews for “Esplanade Bouldering”

  1. Danielle

    Great friendly atmosphere. Plenty of problems to work on for all ability levels. Pete is a great instructor.

  2. ben Wilson

    Good session. Instructor was friendly and knew his craft

  3. quinten

    Great outdoor fun ,helpful coaching, good atmosphere !


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