Mt Barney East peak south east ridge

Mt Barney National Park
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This seems to be a duplicate of part of another walk. The information shown here is incorrect. Please refer to the Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South walk instead: https://www.aussiebushwalking.com/qld/mt-barney/mt-barney-summit/mt-barney-south-east-ridge-ascent-peasants-ridge-descent

Starting from yellow Pinch assend the as per the signage the south east ridge track to the summit

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?follow the Mt Barney rd to Yellow Pinch car park

Maps

Which maps cover the area? google maps

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk! take the vehicle track over the hill towarks south ridge untill you see the sign for South East ridge. take the track across the creek and up the foot hills to the main ridge (South East ridge) follw track and orange arrows to the summitt

Permits/Costs

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

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books? google

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.

Comments

Suuuuuper challenging. This walk will take you the whole day to complete (dawn to dusk) and your feet will ache like never before. I spent the whole day after in bed. That’s if you’ve never climbed it before and you don’t climb mountains all too often.

Warlock Bride on 15 Aug, 2021

Did this over 2 days, and camped at rum jungle. Was a gruelling hike up and down carrying the backpacks with our tents and food took about 3 and a half hours up. We summited the east peak in the morning for the sunrise which was quite difficult in the dark to find any path, just had to keep walking in the general direction and choose the easiest path we could find. The scrambling towards the top was more extreme than expected but it wasn't anything too scary. We got to the top earlier than expected and were freezing cold in the crazy winds waiting for the sun to come up. Once it finally did the view was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend this hike to those with some experience. Plan on doing the South Ridge next time!

Harry Lamb on 7 Jul, 2021

Climbed SE Ridge many times over the past five years, also soloed. This is by far my favourite track in SE Qld.

mattyc on 18 Sep, 2019

This was a tough climb, we had summitted mount Beerwah & Tibro in the same day a few months earlier so wanted a more challenging climb. In this one we found it! we left late in the morning, i wouldn't recommend starting later than 8am (we started at 9am) otherwise decent will be likely in the dark. The entire mountain was surrounded in white out. We passed only 3 other humans who were on their way back down as we headed upwards, 2 were park rangers who recommended we didn't travel up to the summit. It was wet, raining in parts with low visibility but we pushed through, the climb was long, and challenging as we went off track several times accidentally. We hit multiple false summits, then the final summit was reached with no sight to see. The sun parted for a few seconds as my partner and i said 'i love you' to each other for the first time. Worth it for that singular moment alone.

The trek back down was difficult as we moved fast paced. We went way off course as visibility meant we had only a few meters in front and required navigational equipment to bring us back towards the track. We had come down the wrong side of the cliffs and with the waning light it was definitely a push of luck. We lost light at marker 4 and went off track again. We had to pull out headlights, retrace and travel back up the mountain to find the marker paths again. Due to it being cold in the middle of winter the sweat beads were turning into icicles on our clothes. It was overall a super tough climb but we will be back to do it again with the light of day and clear visibility. Starting much earlier.

Key points: Start as early as you can maybe even before daybreak
Take navigation equipment and headlamps
Have plenty of water and food on hand.

Nicole Howarth on 7 Jul, 2019

First time to climb Mt. Barney. Pretty hard, lots of rock scrambling.
I would recommend first timers to have a guide as the track is not easy to find and it is easy to get lost. Freezing at the top, very windy day. But it was the beginning of winter.

Nahar on 5 Jun, 2019

Hardest walk I've done with a lot of rock scrambling and a lot of exposure. Visually stunning.

Jamie Johnston on 24 Apr, 2019

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