Ball's Pyramid

Elevation (feet): 1,843
Elevation (meters): 562
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Range/Region: Outlying Islands
Latitude: -31.7558
Longitude: 159.251
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1965
First successful climber(s): Australian party
Nearest major airport: Sydney, Australia
Convenient Center: Lord Howe Island, Australia

Ball's Pyramid is a sea stack, a great jagged spire rising straight from the Tasman Sea. Its steep, eroded base, roughly 650 feet across, is battered by the rugged sea, making the approach a serious challenge. It is located off the southeast shores of Lord Howe Island, over 400 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia. Lord Howe Island has a spectacular landscape with the volcanic mountains of Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird looming over the island. Ball's Pyramid is one of many sea stacks off shore, the eroded remains of what once were much larger volcanoes.