Vista 302 veces, descargada 16 veces
preto de Tylerville, Queensland (Australia)
The best point of attack is from the Border Gate where the border fence can be followed for around 1km. There is an older fence which runs to the north of the border fence which should be followed where it diverges completely from the border fence (note that this fence diverges and converges with the border fence a number of times before leaving the border fence completely). Follow this old fence up the southern side of Mt Lindsay's western ridge until the fence disappears then bush bash through the lantana to the top of the ridgeline. This ridge can then be readily followed east using a faint footpad and the old fence which magically reappears at points. Upon reaching the western corner of Mt Lindsay contour along the base of the cliffs till you reach the eastern corner and the ascent gully up the first tier of cliffs. Note: If it takes any longer than two hours to reach the Western cliffs of Mt Lindsay you should consider turning back as it is unlikely you will return before dark.
The ascent up the first tier has multiple fixed ropes to assist but many of these are old and should not be trusted. Take care when ascending as you fill find that the rock on Lindsay is very crumbly and dead leaves from Casuarina trees make surfaces slippery at many points. Due to the exposed nature of the ascent form this point onwards there are many excellent views.
Upon reaching the top of the first tier of cliffs follow a track back westward to the second tier of cliffs. The best route up this tier is where the path first meets to cliffline and the first few moves are quite slabby and difficult. The second tier is much shorter than the first and soon you find yourself in rainforest and a short walk from the summit. There is a logbook here for parties to fill out when they arrive (its kept watertight in a suspended metal container).
When descending it is safest to abseil back down. This can be done using the built anchor points or natural anchors (trees) or a combination of the two, whichever appears to be the most trustworthy. A rope length of 60m will be sufficient to eliminate any need to scramble down parts of the first tier.