Mt Tibrogargan

Glass House Mountains
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I attempted the climb solo and found it not too difficult. Slightly easier than Mt Beerwah and the view up top was worth the climb. Got up in 45mins and down in 60 mins.

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Good fun climb! Not hard as long as you are okay with heights!

WogHiker on 18 Jul, 2020

Have been my regular, most wonderful gym, for years, until I broke my leg & tore my ACL in May 2019, so finally back on it :)

Aggy on 3 Oct, 2019

This walk is listed as ‘Very Hard’, I wouldn’t call it too physically demanding though, especially if you’re taking it slow. It’s less physical fitness and more confidence in your footing and ability to rock scramble. A good climb! Go barefoot for extra grip.

Karla on 13 Sep, 2019

Climbed solo. Great experience, the first section would be the most difficult then gradient is better afterwards. Definitely need right conditions for a safe climb.

Nomadcam on 31 Aug, 2019

This was tough, the initial walk was quite easy and flat then becomes more difficult once you start to ascend the mountain.

I found “chicken rock” to be the easiest part of the climb however the next part almost vertical on the smooth rocks was quite challenging once over that hump the rest wasn’t too difficult to climb up.

Coming back down was especially difficult as it is very slippery, everyone else was sliding down on their butts however as someone with an intense fear of heights staring straight down while sliding was extremely off putting and mentally challenging.

Definitely recommend doing this with another person who has free climbed before. Most people you meet on the mountain are happy to help, if you do get stuck or are struggling.

I’m not an experienced climber and it took about 3.5 hours return.

Becca_walks on 18 Aug, 2019

This mountain involves a short hike from the car park to the base of the mountain and then rock climbing the whole way up. Some parts were almost vertical but there are a lot of good hand/foot holds.
I have done Beerwah previously and I found Beerwah WAY WAY scarier.

Celine on 1 Jun, 2019

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.
Be agile and good at free hand rock climbing, ensure you are not afraid of heights, wear well gripped shoes or be prepared to go barefoot in some areas. Not recommended for inexperienced climbers.

Views are unreal though, worth the climb. I've made the trip up several times now.

Nicole Howarth on 23 Mar, 2019

I preferred Beerwah to Tibrogargan, however I climbed Tibrogargan straight after Beerwah and was perhaps slightly tired having never done scrambling. The view from the Summit was great. The first part was definitely the most challenging. Started getting warm on the rock around 9, so id recommend doing it early. Mozzies were horrendous so definitely take spray if you are prone to being eaten.

xxxNickyxxx on 9 Mar, 2019

A lot of people are quite casual about doing this hike but if you are not sure footed and are nervous about heights you may find it quite frightening.
I recommend taking flexible soft soled shoes as although supportive boots are good for the loose uneven trail at the bottom of the mountain you may find them an unstable hindrance once on the rock face.

Allan on 9 Feb, 2019

one climb in the morning, and one climb in the afternoon :)

Aggy on 11 Jan, 2019

Tibro is a challenging climb but well worth the effort. It isn't for the faint of heart - most of the trail requires scrambling and there are few flat ledges large enough for several people to rest. It starts with an uphill trail until you reach 'chicken rock', which is the steepest portion of the climb. From there, it is more of a scramble than a climb, but it doesn't get easier if you're afraid of heights. At the summit, continue through to the other side for great views over the sunshine coast.
Good fitness levels are needed for this climb and wear good running/approach shoes with decent grip (no hiking boots!). Don't attempt this in the wet. I was glad to have had some rock climbing experience before tackling Tibro and I would recommend doing this hike/scramble with someone who has climbed before.

Rhi on 28 Dec, 2018

My aunt and I often climb this mountain early in the morning, before lots of people arrive.

The climb begins as an increasingly strenuous bushwalk which begins as a leisurely stroll before progressing into steep rock hopping. At the end of this, the first wall is reached. There are a few ways to go about this; most people seem to gravitate towards the steep, confined cleft between the walls, but there is an easier, alternate way around to the left. Climbing up to the right is also an option.

After this, navigation is simple; generally it's easy to follow the erosion. Seldom-touched rocks are black, but most of the climbing route is white, and a bit slipperier and more scarcely vegetated. Handholds and footholds are not difficult to find. As you climb, the gradient lessens somewhat, and it generally gets easier the higher up you go (not considering exhaustion).

There are always plenty of handholds and footholds. So long as you concentrate on placing your hands and feet and deftly maneuvering yourself, there is little risk of falling. I'd argue that Tibrogargan is easier than Beerwah, due to Beerwah's very slippery nature (on the usual route, at least), and its smaller amount of solid holds like there are on Tibrogargan. Certainly, Beerwah is more technically challenging.

In summary, Tibrogargan is a fun climb and a good way to exercise your whole body. It can be done reasonably quickly and easily with practice.

meadharry on 25 Nov, 2018

Did the first part to the first rock face on the market track ... didn’t even make to chicken rock? Was about 10am way too hot.. very steep track with lots of loose rocks .. the track ? well it marked but certainly not smooth paving . Essentially just stepping from rock to’re legs will burn and you’ll be puffing if youre not fit

David S on 4 Nov, 2018

A great walk / hike / climb with a rewarding view at the top. Maybe not the best hike for someone who is scared of heights!

Eric Bates on 1 Sep, 2018

Tough as

Caleb J. Stanton on 18 Jun, 2018

I thought people were exaggerating, turns out it is rather steep haha Starts off with a hike then turns into a climb. There is one tricky part where you have to climb a small vertical rise, however it looks a lot bigger on the way down trying to find your footing. That being said I found it to be easier on the way back down being that you can use your bum as an extra limb and have 5 points of contact. After that rise which is right near the start of the climb it becomes progressively easier until you reach the top. Once there continue walking to the other side of the summit to find an excellent viewing platform. Wasn't too physically draining but there is a fair bit of exposure to heights. Good practice for Mt Beerwah.

Vonsnrub on 6 Apr, 2018

Great climb and one that you certainly can feel good about yourself once you get to the top. Chicken Rock at about halfway up is the point you'll reach where you make the decision to keep going or turn back. It is basically a 90 degree vertical climb using hand/foot holds approximately 25 - 30 meters in height.

Loose rock can be an issue underfoot if you do not watch where you are placing your feet so be sure to be mindful in that regard.

A great feather in the cap and looking forward to completing it again in the near future.

Steve on 18 Mar, 2018

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

terrifying, amazing and just wow! Will do again. Very hard but definitely worth it.

ezza1386 on 7 Nov, 2017

very hard

alenka on 7 Oct, 2017


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