Shadow Glen Mostly Trad climbing17 routes in sector
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Neither shady or a glen, this almost north facing black slab was where sport climbing came to Tibrogargan in the 1990s. Most of these routes are quite runout compared to modern sport routes, and a light rack of gear is worth having. All the bolts are in good condition.
Access issues inherited from Glasshouse Mountains
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.
Access as for Carborundum Wall sector (east face track), then follow the rock apron down and right for about 10 minutes or so.
These routes are situated on a compact wall named Shadow Glen just R of Rock Garden. The routes are a mixture of bolted and naturally protected routes on great rock. A small cave at the far R of the crag can be used as a rain shelter. The first routes are on an obvious detached pillar with FH’s.
Most routes have lower-off anchors, however you can top out and walk down the right hand side of the cliff.
Ethic inherited from Glasshouse Mountains
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.
Discovered in March 1996 by a teen Neil Monteith. The routes were mostly equipped with either laborious handrilling, or the novel use of a portable 240v generator, long extension cord and power drill. Without a car, Neil took this equipment on the train from Brisbane and walked it to the crag.
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