Mount Tibrogargan Summit

Glass House Mountains

Almost a free climb instead of a hike.

Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Steve Irwin way from the Bruce Highway. Turn on to Barrs Rd to get to Tibrogargan.


Route/Trail notes:

Start on the Tibrogargan circuit walk and eventually you'll get to a sign pointing to the summit. It goes up pretty steeply until you get to the base of a cliff. From this point follow obvious wear marks to scramble up and up and up. Eventually it levels off with more bush and you're at the 364 metre summit!



Felt happy to conquer this today after an aborted solo attempt a year ago. Hard at the start - still challenging as you go but gets somewhat easier. Views at the top aren’t as good as I was expecting. Much too exposed for my liking and the day after I went a climber fell 30 metres on this track and had to be lifted out by a helicopter.

Juiced Pixels on 27 Jan, 2018

I climbed this peak with the help of an experienced climber. I would not attempt this without a person like this EVER! It was amazing but extremely difficult and very scary in some parts for me.
It was physically and mentally demanding and took us about 2hrs to get back to the car. Very easy to get there and there is a circuit around the base if cuddling rocks is not your thing.

candycroc on 25 Nov, 2017

really enjoyed this was a reasonable work out, ,was hardest at beginning with almost free climb sections. found the descent easier then ascent

troy on 29 Oct, 2017

Open again after the brief closure, first time trying it, was tough in spots but rewarding! I found this easier then Beerwah

Lanaflash on 29 Jul, 2017

Was there today, they've closed the summit track to the public :(

umaycallmedanni on 14 Jul, 2017

twas a challenge. especially for my nephew whom has a small fear of heights.well worth the effort.

gizmobazz on 17 Jun, 2017

I'm a rockclimber and love this climb. Before rockclimbing I wouldn't have had the confidence, its a vertical climb and if you slip it wouldn't end well for you. But I see many people do this climb of many different fitness levels, just take your time and the view will be worth it.

diejam on Apr, 2017

Holy! Talk about conquering fears!! Leg shaking hyperventilating but exhilarating. Have never attempted anything like this but so glad I did. Although the thought of coming back down while out climbing up sounds terrifying it is actually easier. Don't be put off and go for it!!

Natalie on 26 Mar, 2017

Wouldn't class this as a very difficult but it certainly isn't for the faint hearted! The beginning is the hardest part. My partner did it barefoot! Bring water, insect repellent and definitely a camera. The views are amazing. Do not climb if wet!

Samuel Armstrong on 10 Dec, 2016

Just so people know, it was open last Saturday and also today. Climbed it both days, so worth it! There are really only 2 scarier sections right at the start, further up its much less freaky because it rolls over ledges all the time so you're never that far from a safe ledge below you.

Bumped into a dude named Joseph who helped a bunch of us climb up, he was awesome!

Today was the day after big storms & rain yesterday so it was very humid. Clouds of little flies up top, where last week there were only a couple.

My point is, conditions vary greatly: don't put off going up because you read something bad, never know what you'll find!

PeterN on 13 Nov, 2016

Very disappointed when I arrived for it to be closed and concerned since Beerwah was closed since 2011 to the beginning of this year and Coonowrin is yet to open (since the 90’s), last time Tibro was closed I think it took 4 years for it to open again.

This is a link to as the question, when will it reopen? Otherwise it will take years before we can climb this amazing mountain.

Roger on 25 Sep, 2016

Can advise Mt Tibrogargan closed as of today, August 17 2016. advised closed late July due to rockfall. Signs up and Summit path fenced with warning sign. Refer photos posted.

Vat on 17 Aug, 2016

32mins ascend 28 mins descend
Love this climb

Wes007 on 8 Jul, 2016

This climb requires you to have some rock climbing skills in at least 2 parts. Perfect views

TonyS on 18 Jun, 2016

Very very fun if you're confident with heights. Don't recommend if you aren't.

GackJibs on Jun, 2016

Great climb today. 3.15 hrs with my 5yr old. He's an experienced climber now with 5 under his belt including Mount Beerwah. I recommend climbing Mount Beerwah before attempting this.

father&son on 28 May, 2016

45 min ascent, 60 min descent

Michael on 26 Mar, 2016

Very popular climb, a bit of fun if you don't want to do an all day climb of one of the Gold Coast Mountains

CamronDixon on 14 Mar, 2016

First time on Mt Tibro. Serious rock climbing. Approx 3.5 hours is about right.
Would love to go back to challenge my fear factor....

Philadelphia on 12 Mar, 2016

Awesome! Bit of a climb and a bit scary in some areas, but worth it when you get to the top.

Sarah on 30 Aug, 2015


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