Mount Beerwah

Glass House Mountains
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Best to do this walk early before the heat of the day. From the base it's a steep rock climb/scramble up that seems to go on forever. Once past this initial climb, you reach the Organ Pipes. From here it's a moderate walk/scramble to the top. Views are amazing from the summit. Take your time coming down, use your feet and hands to control your descent as it's steep. If you're willing to sacrifice your pants to the rock, a crab walk/butt scoot down is effective for grip and won't make you slide Take water and some energy food as you'll be tired and need to get some energy, especially in the warmer months. Approx 3hrs. Great if you like a challenge.

Lookouts
No Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
556m
Maximum Elevation
306m
Total Climb

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Comments

So rewarding! Difficult climb but so many cool sections.

Kaina on 17 Apr, 2021

We went up yesterday at around 6:30am with a new guy who has never done it before. It was rather challenging as we were showing him the way up the slabs. Rain hit hard and the slabs became too slippery for him, so he bailed and went back down before the caves.

In the rain, you really need to be a competent and confident climber on the slabs.

There are a few routes on the tourist route to make it easier or harder depending on your skill level. The goat track is a nice little cheat for the start of the climb (which you can avoid the initial slabs). There's also a few decent hand holds to climb up to the immediate left of the starting slabs.

Going up the slabs, if you follow the crack in the rain, you better be competent at crack climbing - otherwise the slick rock will send you packing. I climbed the crack up until the rain got too heavy for it to be safe, so moved to the rocks to the left before the caves.

Following that, the rest of the scramble was really easy and fun. There are some shortcut routes you can take up if you're happy with climbing a vertical face with big exposure. Otherwise, follow the path of least resistance the entire way up. :)

Have fun!

Chadwick Jones on 2 Apr, 2021

Amazing walk with steep rock scramble at the start the first rock scramble is the hardest I would recommend a high level of fitness when attempting this walk but despite the effort the view at the top was amazing.

Polarbear88 on 7 Feb, 2021

Very hard climb at the beginning, quite steep and long. I couldn’t have done it without the help of more experienced climbers in my group. Once past the Organ Pipes it became a lot easier. I’m in my 50’s and above average fitness, but I lack confidence in climbing heights. Did the descent crab wise on my backside. I felt more relieved than elated when I finished. Glad I did it, but not rushing to do it again.
There are now toilets just a short way along the path from the car park.

Olwyn on 27 Dec, 2020

65 minutes up today! Its steep but if you have faith in your ability to climb than the most challenging part is simply a confidence thing.

Chesspeople on 11 Nov, 2020

Left Toowoomba 11.30pm to Coorparoo 1.00am left Coorparoo at 3.30am got to Beerwah at 5.00am my climbing partner and I had known it was difficult but wow! Its crazier than expected. After doing this today I am not surprised that so many people get rescued here. I climbed up in my $20 Kmart boots! They have good grip which is absolutely necessary. It was sooo much fun and the views were incredible. Be safe and don't go if it's raining or hot.

Chesspeople on 2 Nov, 2020

A lot harder than expected. More a rock climb then a bush walk but totally worth it. Most exiting walk ever!

Matt Mihelcic on 28 Sep, 2020

Pretty hard. Got some gnarly rock climbing parts. Barefoot climbing recommended.

Joshua Hartshorne on 28 Sep, 2020

bring grip shoes and trust your shoes

★ sam ★ on 16 Aug, 2020

Did the climb again with my partner Dion and his little brother Micha, who is 16. We did it after doing Tibrogargan, around 11am, in winter so not too hot, l wouldn't do it at the same time in summer. It is a bit hard at the beginning because there's a climb with not many handholds but when you reach the end of this section the path is not too difficult. The view at the top is lovely and there's a beautiful section of rocks about 2/3rsd of the way up. We had fun .

Daniela Paroletti on 27 Jun, 2020

Awesome climb. Went up the non-tourist scramble on the Eastern face. Felt secure the whole time and the trail is very well marked with pink paint. Went down the tourist trail on the way down. Very busy but worth it for the round trip (3h11m). Will do this again.

Rod Hewins on 31 May, 2020

Climbing pretty much most of the hike. First rock face is the hardest. The rest is just good fun and great excercise.

Joel Bideganeta on 8 Mar, 2020

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Anthony Gambino on 31 Jan, 2020

The hike is not to be underestimated, more of a rock scramble. Make sure to bring good shoes with lots of traction. The hardest part is at the start, there is an alternative route about 20-30m to your left at the base of the mountain. The alternative path gets you past the difficult start but the climb is still quite difficult.

Mitch Snow on Oct, 2019

Awesome views on this walk, definitely dangerous for the inexperienced! You can easily see how lots of accidents have occurred. Either wear shoes with really really good grip, or be okay with going barefoot, because the path is really worn down and smooth from the years of use. There is an alternative route up the east face of the cliff if you turn left towards the bat cave and keep going straight ahead, but it is a fair bit more treacherous than the tourist route and not really marked at all.

Karla on 27 Sep, 2019

I was so happy that I could've climb it yesterday - had to come back again :)

Aggy on 24 Sep, 2019

My favourite, has it all - views, elevation and great all-rounder workout + cardio. Regular climb until broke my leg & tore ACL in May 2019 - so finally back on it :)

Aggy on 23 Sep, 2019

Lots of people say this walk is hard but I found it infinitely easier than Tibrogargan. Go up the goat track it’s much safer.

kmuki on 14 Sep, 2019

Absolutely magical!!!

Deon Krahe on Sep, 2019

Amazing views, beautiful bush walk up the top. The climb is steep. I did it barefoot for better grip.

Acasualhiker on 25 Aug, 2019

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