Mt Barney West Peak

Mt Barney Summit

Straight up the west peak. The track is a goat track at best. There is the occasional piece of tape in a tree. You probably will get lost. But its not that hard to find your way. One tip is at the big rock face, aim towards the left end (south but not to south as there is a very big cliff). Also a good idea to take a compass bearing on the way up, as white outs are common up here.
The summit is scrubby, with a pile of rocks to mark the highest spot on Mt Barney (its higher than east peak). Head to the the northern end of the peak for amazing views to the north and west.
Even if you dont intend on climbing the whole way up. Do yourself a favour and go a little way, as the veiw up East peak is amazing. Totally different aspect of this incredible mountain.

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Start up the slippery rock, directly behind the rum jungle camp site. Then follow your nose


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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

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South ridge to west peak and return via south ridge

Peregrine on 12 Aug, 2016


Remy Run on 3 Feb, 2016

Awsome views. Well worth it

Pardo on 10 May, 2015

Nice hike. Went down the peasants track on the way back.

SabrinaBlaas on 2015

This is my favourite mountain/peak in Australia.

The steeper and harder of the two peaks - there is a rough and intermittent path leading from the saddle to the summit. It is very easy to lose however, and you should expect a fair level of bush bashing and short segments of rock climbing if you do not manage to stay on it. I do the two peaks at least once a year and almost every time I go up I end up climbing a different way. The view is not as grand as from the east peak, but fewer people attempt it and it feels much more secluded. Most people should allow at least an hour for ascent from the saddle.

General access info:

There are different ways to get to the west peak but I will give the most straight-forward:
Follow Upper Logan Road until it becomes a dirt road and, turning right at a fork just after a cattle grid and near Mount Barney Lodge camp ground, you cross a creek and arrive at Yellow Pinch Picnic Area carpark. From here follow gated 4WD road uphill until there is a gate and fork with the route to Yellow Pinch going uphill on your right (which is worth doing as a quick detour). Continue left and then downhill and follow track for approximately three to four kilometres through pastures, over a ford, and into forest. There is a well-signed and obvious turn-off to the right to ascend via Peasant's Ridge to Mt Barney's saddle. The route to the saddle is obvious and linear, however there are a few small sections requiring rock scrabbling on the way up and so caution should be taken in the wet.

MDWL on 14 Oct, 2014


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