Pages Pinnacle is a fantastic place set in the bushland of the Gold Coast hinterland with lots on offer for climbers. With close to a hundred routes from easy accessible grades through to the high 20s, “Pages” has grown in popularity in recent years. It is an adventurous crag with a solid uphill approach. It’s a big day out. Like most Queensland crags, it’s a little different to all the others.
Early routes were established from 2010 onwards by enthusiastic and experienced crew of talented climbers including Glenn Ferguson, Lee and Sam Cujes, Ross Ferguson, Gordon Baudino along with many other contributors and ascentionists.
The aspect of the crag is predominantly North East. It is sunny through the morning, tree shade through the day and shady afternoons. Although in summer it is hotter, it comes into the shade earlier in the day.
With eight sectors to explore there is plenty of variety in the terrain from technical slabs and baffling blocky walls to amazing features at the compact Yorkshire wall. For the aspiring gym frothers, the bouldery pockets and steep headwall will pack a pump at The Gold Coast Wall and the Sun Bowl. Please use your own quickdraws on the anchors if you are going to top rope.
There are some adventerous multi-pitch routes high on the escarpment that will give this crag some classic longer adventure climbs with plenty of ‘atmosphere’ and views. Don’t be put off by the access pitches to the Sun Bowl and Ice Cream walls. Some of the gems of the crag are a little bit off the deck.
The routes are bolted and sporty in style, but it is highly recommended to wear a helmet. Some routes may have only had a few ascents. Check the route lengths and take adequate gear.
Take plenty of water, a sun hat, sunscreen and the aeroguard. Please ensure that you leave no trace. Pack it out and anything else you find along the way. If you have to do any ‘business’, please make sure you are nowhere near the crag or trail and it is well buried.