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.

See warning details and discuss

Created 5 weeks ago


The 3rd of an unsurpassable trio. A desperate start on pin scars, locks, friction and prayer sees you established in this daunting corner. Continue up this monster pump fest with every move just as good as the last. Save some energy for the last few moves... it has sent more than one flailing would-be ascentionist plummeting into space. Some of the best gear at Frog keeps this climb sane.

Route history

Mar 1975First ascent: Henry Barber


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


Lat/Lon: -27.98472, 152.61893

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Grade citation

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


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 88 from 43 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 10
Flash 1
Red point 14
Tick 10
Pink point 1
Top rope 1
Attempt 8
Target 1

Comment keywords

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