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59 walks ticked

This Year

2
Number of Walks Ticked
16.9km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

59
Number of Walks Ticked
310.7km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Northbrook Mtn bush camp walk (Bush Camps)
17 Feb, 2019
Hard
10.4km
4.5 hrs
The trail is in good condition with few obstacles, if any. This walk is not hard, but often has a long, consistent gradient that some may find somewhat taxing. The abundance of birds of different sorts is quite pleasant, and it makes the relatively uninteresting bulk of the walk enjoyable. The bush camp is adorable and quaint, and my favourite part of this whole walk was finding the visitors' book and the visitors' drawing book. Some people have written lovely little stories and accounts and drawn great pictures. Truly, browsing these was a highlight of my Australian bush experience. Someone even drew the Guru, the buff alpha male who can climb Mount Beerwah in 20 minutes. Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp is undoubtedly one of my favourite spots to crack open a cold one with the boys.
White Rock Ridge Hike (Ipswich)
9 Feb, 2019
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains)
23 Dec, 2018
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
Mt Beerwah East Face (Glass House Mountains)
23 Dec, 2018
Very Hard
3km return
5 hrs
Mount Tibrogargan Summit (Glass House Mountains)
23 Dec, 2018
Very Hard
3km
2 hrs
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
22 Dec, 2018
Hard
7km return
4 hrs
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains)
25 Nov, 2018
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
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.
Mt Tibberoowuccum (Glass House Mountains)
25 Nov, 2018
Medium
6km return
80 mins
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
25 Nov, 2018
Medium
1.4km return
40 mins
Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track (Mt. Cootha)
24 Nov, 2018
Medium
3.8km return
1 hr
I walked this track at dusk and again at night in order to watch the moon rise over the city. It was quite pretty as always at the summit, but there were many people crowding the rim of the lookout platform, and it was uncharacteristically windy. The walk has a generally low gradient with few stairs and is not at all strenuous. At night, many cane toads like to come out and play. They detract a little from the otherwise nice atmosphere.