Chadwick Jones

14 walks ticked

This Year

1
Number of Walks Ticked
3.6km
Total Distance Ticked

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14
Number of Walks Ticked
69.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Beerwah (Glass House Mountains National Park)
2 Apr, 2021
Very Hard
3.6km return
3 hrs
We went up yesterday at around 6:30am with a new guy who has never done it before. It was rather challenging as we were showing him the way up the slabs. Rain hit hard and the slabs became too slippery for him, so he bailed and went back down before the caves.

In the rain, you really need to be a competent and confident climber on the slabs.

There are a few routes on the tourist route to make it easier or harder depending on your skill level. The goat track is a nice little cheat for the start of the climb (which you can avoid the initial slabs). There's also a few decent hand holds to climb up to the immediate left of the starting slabs.

Going up the slabs, if you follow the crack in the rain, you better be competent at crack climbing - otherwise the slick rock will send you packing. I climbed the crack up until the rain got too heavy for it to be safe, so moved to the rocks to the left before the caves.

Following that, the rest of the scramble was really easy and fun. There are some shortcut routes you can take up if you're happy with climbing a vertical face with big exposure. Otherwise, follow the path of least resistance the entire way up. :)

Have fun!
Mangrove Boardwalk (Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area )
10 Nov, 2020
Very Easy
1km return
15 mins
Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area (Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area )
10 Nov, 2020
Easy
5km return
1 hr
Tibrogargan Circuit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
10 Nov, 2020
Easy
3.3km return
90 mins
Relatively easy walk. Enjoy funding big lizards along the way.
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains National Park)
10 Nov, 2020
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
Solo climbed this today and bumped into a very helpful regular climber of this mountain. He kept convincing me.the climb down was easier than the climb up. He was right.

This is an actual climb, rather than a scramble (in my.opinion). Patience, confidence and being physically fit are key to climbing this. I'm ~114kg and 6'1 managed to reach the summit which was a great view.

Chicken rock is probably the second hardest part of the climb (where most people tap out), the hardest part in my opinion was the sheer cliff where you're trying to find your way up.

As my first time up, I used the bump in ground slide down method. Indoor rock climbing doesn't really prepare you for going down things, only up. So I had less issues going up, more issues going down and finding my footing/trusting my foot holes without seeing them.

Will come back and do again with a group who are more experienced as I think it would make it easier.

Overall, it is not an easy scramble to the summit and if you're afraid of heights, maybe give this a miss until you.build confidence from bouldering or indoor rock climbing.
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains National Park)
10 Nov, 2020
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
Solo climbed this today and bumped into a very helpful regular climber of this mountain. He kept convincing me the climb down was easier than the climb up. He was right.

This is an actual climb, rather than a scramble (in my opinion). Patience, confidence and being physically fit are key to climbing this. I'm ~114kg and 6'1 managed to reach the summit which was a great view.

Chicken rock is probably the second hardest part of the climb (where most people tap out), the hardest part in my opinion was the sheer cliff where you're trying to find your way up.

As my first time up, I used the bump on ground slide down method. Indoor rock climbing doesn't really prepare you for going down things, only up. So I had less issues going up, more issues going down and finding my footing/trusting my foot holes without seeing them.

Will come back and do again with a group who are more experienced as I think it would make it easier.

Overall, it is not an easy scramble to the summit and if you're afraid of heights, maybe give this a miss until you.build confidence from bouldering or indoor rock climbing.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Medium
4km
90 mins
Natural Bridge (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Very Easy
1km return
30 mins
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
3 Nov, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs