Second Pyramid

Girraween National Park

THIS IS AN OFF TRACK WALK<br /><br />Long way round + 1.4km Short way round and up +0.9km. Very good scrambling skills or med. rock climbing skills required. As always do not attempt to climb just before, during, just after rain as the rock face can be extremely slipperly.

Getting there

 

Long way:

From the walk to the first pyramid when the steps finish and near altitude of 980m-1000m follow the bottom of the first pyramid around and to the base of the second pyramid and around to the NE corner this is where to start your approach from. Using a zig-zag scrambling method a upwards towards the top of the second pyramid as you go along follow the contour of the rock this will aid you.

Short way:

Follow the same directions until you come to the middle of the two pyramids this will be the area in which you will climb. Scramble up through to you can locate a main vein coming from the top SSW. Use this vein to aid you, scramble using the low side of the vien as a hand hold and once the you reach the top of the vein go over the top of it and locate a small crack going SSW to the top it will run out, but by this time it should be just a matter of scrambling your way to the top.

Maps

Hema 1:37,000 is a good start. Also try google earth for close up of the rock.

Route/Trail notes

It's going to be hard !

Permits/Costs

 

Other References

Inform ranger at information centre about your climb before proceeding. NEVER climb alone !!!

Comments

This walk was far shorter than expected. We did the 'long' version described here but it's still only about a 2 hr trip car to car. We went up and over the first pyramid (easy enough) then slightly around the second then straight up. Retraced our steps to the car. Admittedly the 'longer' way around is far more exposed. The climbing was easy, probably a grade 8 (so a ladder basically) but if you fall you're going a long way. Great views and surprisingly windy on top. Highly recommend :D

Alice on 13 Feb, 2016

My first walk with the Qld Bushwalking Club. Had no idea where I was, but had a marvelous time. Very step and tiring. Definately don't do these walks in the wet.

Rataholic on 3 Apr, 2010

This is an excellent walk with some breath-taking rock formations, flora esp. grass trees and the most amazing butterflies. Saw large Eastern Grey Kangaroos with mothers and joeys as well. We (group of 3) were all totlly sh*gged at the end of walk.

Johnno Hallo on 10 Sep, 2002

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