Discover hidden site aspects with multiple Climbing, Caving and Abseil activities. What this rainforest site lacks in sheer height makes up for in variety of routes. You will have the opportunity to try different climbing techniques on natural; Smearing slabs, lay-back flake, arete and face climbs, off-width crack through to proper chimney cracks.
Safety is managed using both top and bottom belay techniques.

There are many easy to mid ranged routes on offer, which makes this site well suited to all levels of climbing ability. Climbing grades from “8” through to “22” under the “Ewbank” grading system used in Australia.

If you have interest in our local Flora and Fauna, a variety of butterflies can bee seen (including Cairns Birdwing & Ulysses). Birdlife regularly sighted: flocks of Metallic Starling hurtling through the canopy at warp speed, Lorikeets, cheeky Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. Birds of prey, Osprey and Brahminy Kite cruise the gorge above Lake Placid in search of dinner. Down at the fisheries protected Lake Placid provides good habitat for numerous fish species including Archer fish and freshwater turtles to name a few. Flora consists of several types fig tree, epiphytic basket ferns, butterfly host vines, through to pencil orchids and many other native rainforest plant species.

The Australian “Ewbank” grading system, where “1” is the lowest grade for example; an inclined walk. And “35” currently being the highest climbing grade completed here in Oz. As the grade increases holds get smaller and fewer with more technical transitions between.

International Climbing Grades Comparison Chart:

YDS
(United States)
British French UIAA Saxon Ewbank
(AUS, NZL)
Ewbank
South Africa
Nordic Brazil
Tech Adj Finnish SWE/NOR
3-4 1 M 1 I I 1-2 1-2 1 1 I
5.0 3-4 3-4 I sup
5.1 2 2 II II 5-6 5-6 2 2 II
5.2 D 7-8 7-8 II sup
5.3 3 3 III III 8-9 8-9 3 3
5.4 VD 4a IV IV 10-11 10-11 4 4 III
5.5 4a S 4b IV+ V 11-12 11-12 5− 5− III sup
5.6 4b HS 4c V VI 13 13 5 5 IV
5.7 4c VS 5a V+ 14-15 14-15
5.8 HVS 5b VI- VIIa 15-16 16 5+ 5+ IV sup
5.9 5a 5c VI VIIb 17 17-18 6− V
5.10a E1 6a VI+ VIIc 18 19 6− VI
5.10b 5b 6a+ VII- 19 20 6
5.10c E2 6b VII VIIIa 20 21 6 6+ VI sup
5.10d 5c 6b+ VII+ VIIIb 22 7-
5.11a E3 6c
6c+
VIIIc 21 6+ 7a
5.11b VIII- 22 23 7 7b
5.11c 6a E4 IXa 23 24 7− 7+ 7c
5.11d 7a VIII IXb 24 25 7
5.12a E5 7a+ VIII+ IXc 25 26 7+ 8− 8a
5.12b 7b 26 27 8− 8b
5.12c 6b E6 7b+ IX− Xa 27 28 8 8 8c
5.12d 7c IX Xb 28 29 8+ 9a
5.13a E7 7c+ IX+ Xc 29 30 9− 8+ 9b
5.13b 6c 8a 31 9 9- 9c
5.13c E8 8a+ X− XIa 30 32 9+ 10a
5.13d E9 8b X XIb 31 33 10− 9 10b
5.14a 7a E10 8b+ X+ XIc 32 34 10 10c
5.14b 8c 33 35 10+ 9+ 11a
5.14c 7b E11 8c+ XI− 34 36 11− 11b
5.14d 9a XI 35 37 11 11c
5.15a 9a+ XI+ 36 38 12a
5.15b 9b XI+/XII− 37 39 12b
5.15c 9b+ XII- 38 40 12c

 

Source: Wikipedia