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Access: Gas BBQs shut-down - 17th June

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/22010

Unfortunately, the 4 legged residents at Frog have taken a liking to the plastic surrounding the electrical cabling (hopefully an extreme side effect of the extreme wet weather we've had this year?).

There is approval for the replacement of this asap.

In the interim, just a reminder that open fires are not permitted at Mt. French.

See warning details and discuss

Created 5 weeks ago

description

Simply amazing. A tough start leads to one of the most sustained and awesome climbs imaginable. Take some microcams for the start. The climb itself is a contender for the best route on the cliff, regardless of grade.

© (gremlin)

Route history

1973First ascent: Rick White & Cais
1975First free ascent: Henry Barber

Warnings

20 May 2022 Warning Access: Gas BBQs shut-down - 17th June

Location

Lat/Lon: -27.98260, 152.62195

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Grade citation

22 Assigned grade
22 Pocket RockGUIDE: Frog Buttress
22 *** ACA Route Register
23 [22 - 23] ++ grAId

ethic

Frog is seen by some as the last bastion of "hard man" ethics in Qld. It features predominantly naturally protected crack climbing of the highest quality.

Therefore it is not Kangaroo Point or Nowra, and anybody expecting to come to Frog on a sport climbing mission should pack up their draws and lycra pants and go back there. Retro bolting is severely frowned upon, and bolts are to be placed only on first ascents if there is no protection of any kind available. (Bolting is technically illegal in national parks, be warned). Failure to follow this simple rule could see the bolts chopped and the offender dragged into the bushes by strange bearded men, and then clubbed to death by No. 8 hexes.

Chipping of holds is strictly forbidden, and budding sculptors should piss off. If you can't do the climb, don't lower it to your standard, instead, raise your standard to the level of the climb! Top roping is frowned upon, more so because setting up top anchors can be quite difficult and even dangerous due to the very loose nature of the top of the cliff.

Large portable stereos also seem to have an unfortunate habit of having rocks land on them! Use the toilets at the car park and please carry all rubbish out with you!

Credit: A Cheap and Nasty Guide to Frog Buttress. Andrew Martin

inherited from Frog Buttress

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Quality

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Overall quality 91 from 81 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 36
Flash 1
Red point 15
Tick 13
Top rope 2
Attempt 29
Target 3

Comment keywords

fall tricky tough desperate pumped solid sustained hard crux fantastic amazing classy classic great fun beautiful nice brilliant good incredible super stoked awesome enjoyable hands cruisy fingers short rest bad interesting crack jamming face

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