Mt Ngungun Rock climbing189 routes in crag
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At 253m above sea level, 'Mt Ngungun' is the smallest of the main 'Glasshouse Mountains'. While there's no 'Mt Tibrogargan' style multipitch epics to be had here, there is nonetheless some great climbing on good rock. Add to that shadiness in summer, great views & easy accessibility, and it's easy to understand its popularity.
There are 6 distinct areas to climb at Ngungun: the 'Lower Cliffs', the 'Upper Cliffs', 'The Sentinels', 'The Hidden Slabs', 'Babylon' & 'Andromeda'. The 'Lower Cliffs' are the most easily accessed and probably the most popular.
There's no toilet at Ngungun and because it's such a high traffic area, crapping in the bush is unacceptable. Your options: do it before you get here, drive 5 minutes into the Glasshouse Mountains township where there are public toilets, or take it out with you (carrying a toilet kit makes this easier).
See also Lee Cujes' awesome "A Climber's Guide To The Glasshouses" at www.qurank.com/glasshouse
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.
'Mt Ngungun' is about 70 km, or a one hour drive, north of Brisbane.
Follow the Bruce Highway north and take the Steve Irwin Way turnoff 60km from Brisbane. Follow this for 10km before turning left into the Glasshouse Mountains township. Follow the road around as it doglegs over the railway line, becoming Coonowrin Rd as it does so. About 1km down the road is a right turn signposted for "Mt Ngungun". Take this turn and drive along Fullertons Rd until reaching the carpark about 1.5km from the intersection.
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.
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