Inspiration Point


Find your way to Leura Golf Course and park at the far end of row 3. Walk east past the tennis courts and skirt the right edge of the fairway for 50m then veer rightwards between large gum trees for 100m till you reach the “14th tee”. Behind the tee is the start of a NPWS signposted track, follow this track for another few hundred, turn right towards “Inspiration Point” (signposted). After 10 minutes turn right at a side track which leads to “Gladstone Lookout” (signposted). From the left side facing out of Gladstone Lookout a rough climbers track leads steeply down hill over two small rock steps then out to a small clear area at the top of the route, this is 25m lower and 80m south of Gladstone lookout. Total walking time 20 minutes.

Inspiration Crack 20 110m
A striking line that climbs the top half of a large wall, with excellent views and exposure. 70m of quality crack climbing with a bolt protected chossy start and easy finish. The climb faces south. Escape may be possible by traversing right (facing In) along the shale ledge then contouring around the point and back to pick up the lower part of the walking trail, but this has not been attempted and not recommended. Locate 2 bolts at head height in rock outcrop to your right (facing out) of small clear area. 33m rap to ledge with another 2 bolts, 50m rap to shale ledge and 2 belay bolts near old chain, Rope just reaches. You can rap in using a doubled single 60m rope with a lot of jiggery pokery. Recommended rack: 10 quickdraws and slings, friends 1 x 0.5, 2 x 2, 3 x 2.5, 3 x 3, 1 x 3.5, 2 x 4, 2 x 5 and 13 bolt brackets. Pitches could be linked but you'll need a bigger rack. P1 13m 17. Starting on large sloping shale band climb the short wall to reach 2nd shale band, delicately traverse left over the shale to ledge, number 5 friend and bolt belay. 6 bolts. P2 24m 20. Follow bolts up vertical juggy wall with soft rock, to gain arête, Place a high 3.5 or 4 friend in shallow break then traverse right to crack, Great crack climbing from this point up. Save a couple of 2.5 friends for belay. 3 bolts. P3 25m 18. Up crack to bolt belay, another good pitch. P4 25m 17. Up crack veer left at 25m and belay 2m leftwards near small grass tree on small ledge. Medium friend belay. P5 23m 14. Diagonally left and up left side of arête. Gear and 2 bolts.
Brendan Helmrich, Mark Wilson (alternate leads) March 2011