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Summary

A major, historical and popular climbing destination for south-east Queensland climbers. Something for everyone, from short hard sport climbs to long easy trad adventures and everything in between.

Description

Four separate volcanic plugs (mountains) located on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. The online guide is available at www.qurank.com/glasshouse

Access issues

Most 'Glasshouse Mountains' climbing is within the Glass House Mountains National Park. Please respect the environment and other people's enjoyment of it. Access to climbing here is a privilege, not a right.

Approach

The Glasshouse Mountains are located 70km north of Brisbane CBD (and are now, due to urban sprawl, considered almost an outer suburb!) Drive via the M1 highway, and take the left turn-off to Steve Irwin Way and follow this to town of Glasshouse Mountains. The mountains themselves are clearly visible and are accessed from various different carparks.

Where to stay

There are no camping areas within Glass House Mountains National Park. Nearby Beerburrum State Forest has a camping area at Coochin Creek. There are also private camping areas on the Glass House Mountains Rd. Rocky Creek scout camp near Landsborough has been recommended as a good cheap place to camp. A range of other holiday accommodation is available in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Ethic

Modern climbers establishing new routes have taken great pains to ensure any new routes do not interfere with the historic routes established many decades ago.

Retro-bolting of existing routes is unacceptable!

New routes shall make use of traditional protection where available.

History

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Historically, one of the most important crags in the country. The birthplace of technical climbing in Australia is right here, pre-dating the area becoming a National Park. Ascents are recorded as early as the late 1800s.

Areas

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275
11.8k
44m
19
186
1,074
61m
19
Dwarfland Crag
8
141
10m
5

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