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. Take water and some energy food. Approx 3hrs. Great if you like a challenge.

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

Comments

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

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

Hard but worth it! Definitely go with other people who know what they are doing!

Maddy on 17 Aug, 2019

Awsome walk very scenic with a challengeing start. If you can get past the first 20m you can do the lot

Jamie Johnston on 25 May, 2019

This was my first ever attempt at Rock scrambling and it was absolutely incredible! There were plenty of different paths to take to get up so would recommend going with experienced people who can help make sure you take the best route suited for you as I found this helped me out a lot. I'm addicted and want to go back again!

Sharee on 28 Apr, 2019

Not an easy climb. Easier to climb up from the left of the obvious rockface at the bottom (end of path). Go when it’s busy and follow other climbers and ask questions or advice if you need to. Just when you think you are nearly there the rockface continues. Once you get the hang of it and realise the rocks are quite grippy it isn’t so bad. Take it slow and be careful. If you are unsure or unfit don’t do it.

I loved the limestone caves. View was great but I think Mt Ngungun is better.

Sliding back down was actually quite fun.

Linda on 19 Apr, 2019

After a false start a few weeks earlier (chickened out at the slab) I finally conquered Mt Beerwah! My advice to anyone that is scared of heights, just start scrambling up the 'slab' and don't look back. Go with an experienced climber who can can help you with hand and feet holds and who knows which way is the safest way up and down. What a fantastic achievement it is when you make the summit - although, I really didn't feel like I'd conquered the mountain until I made it all the way down - ripped pants and all!hahahaa

Chris M on 24 Mar, 2019

We summitted 2 of the glass mountains in the one day, it was hard but we wanted a challenge. It was hot and the middle of the day when we started Beerwah. Tibro we started early, went up and down in good time. We stopped for lunch then started on Beerwah at midday. The rocks were burning hot by this time, (my hands blistered) so be aware that early climbs are best if you can in the summer.
There were tourists barely up the side of the first leg, burning their hands. We unfortunately witnessed one fall quite badly trying to turn around. If you are not nimble, cannot climb, or are afraid of heights... don't try it. simple as that. In saying that, i have seen children climbing it with ease.

Free hand rock climbing is something you need to be comfortable with. The views are incredibly rewarding and worth it, as are the sand stones all carved away by weathering.

Tips: climb early in the morning, take sunscreen, and HEAPS of water. bug spray is a must as mosquito's will get you first then bugs are thick and swarm at the top of the mountains.

Nicole Howarth on 23 Mar, 2019

An amazing climb. Lots of friendly people climbed that day who looked out for each other too.
My 13 year old daughter and I did it together. Awesome accomplishment for us.

Nomes on 17 Nov, 2018

Not for the feint hearted. Well worth it.

RobDogRoast on 14 Jul, 2018

Awesome climb

Maverick on Jun, 2018

I’m glad to have done this but won’t rush to do it again. Found it harder than Tibro, and that means harder than any other walk I’ve done. Views at the top are much better than Tibrogargan. Came down East face - good variety.

Juiced Pixels on 17 Feb, 2018

Made this with Lulu, Yu and Sarah. Such a great challenge and excitement!

Hui Xiao on 1 Oct, 2017

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