Flora and Fauna: Bull ant nest

On small ledge approx 10m down from the anchor.

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Created 7 weeks ago

Access: Gas BBQs shut-down - 17th June

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.

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Created 5 weeks ago


A contender for the best 19 in the country! The old school off-width is the only way to go for apprentice gruntologists. All the sane people start in the corner to the R. Up this past a tricky move out of a cave at 1/3 height to a stance (crux). From here, up the beautifully sculpted line to the top. Simply magnificent climbing. Rapping on a 70m rope will get you to the middle of the scramble at the base of the climb.

© (gremlin)

Route history

May 1970First ascent: Ross Allen & Rick White.


4 May 2022 Warning Flora and Fauna: Bull ant nest
20 May 2022 Warning Access: Gas BBQs shut-down - 17th June


Lat/Lon: -27.98472, 152.61893

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Grade citation

19 Assigned grade
19 *** ACA Route Register
19 Pocket RockGUIDE: Frog Buttress
19 [19 - 19] grAId


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





Mega Classic
Very Good
Don't Bother

Overall quality 91 from 303 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 138
Flash 20
Solo 2
Red point 112
Top rope 22
Tick 72
Pink point 4
Attempt 63
Target 5

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