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Mt. Greville

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Description

Mt. Greville is one of several mountains around Boonah which is protected by the Moogerah Peaks National Park. The rock is tightly fused trachyte in various stages of erosion, cliff faces up to about 300m in height.

Useful Info: The nearest towns by distance are: Aratula, Mt Alford and Boonah.

There is no camping, water, BBQ's or facilities of any kind.

Various rare and endangered flora and fauna can be found around the peak including:

Westringia Sericea

Hibbertia Hexandra

Plectranthus Alloplectus

Acacia brunioides subsp. brunioides

Arundinella Grevillensis

Leionema Gracile

Grevillea Linsmithii

Comesperma Breviflorum

Melaleuca Groveana

Arundinella Montana

Black-Breasted Buttonquail

Powerful Owl

Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Important

Don't urinate or crap in the gorges, they are creeks!

Be discreet and respect the environment when you are here.

There is a general agreement not to climb in Palm Gorge or Waterfall Gorge. These are very unique micro-environments, leave them for future generations. Don't ruin access for others by climbing in these 2 amazing places....

The rock quality of Greville, generally speaking, isn't great and the walls are covered in vegetation.

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Access issues

NO CLIMBING IN PALM GORGE! This is a very unique micro-climate area with very limited, very unique flora.

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Approach

From the round-about at Boonah, head west on the Boonah-Fassifern Road towards the Cunningham Hwy. Turn left on the Cunningham Hwy & head SW towards Cunningham's Gap, passing thru the township of Aratula. Drive about 5kms South from Aratula & turn left at the Spicer's Gap Sign (google maps say Lake Moogerah Rd). Follow this road for 8+ kms as it wraps around a glorious view of Mt. Greville on your right (road turns to dirt at some point, but not a 4WD road.) Do not turn down the signed Spicer's Gap Road, and keep going past the reservoir/lake on your left. Then turn right into Mt. Greville Rd and find small the NP parking lot ahead. Approach the Wizard and Grey sectors through Waterfall gorge.

One could probably approach this from the east as well.

No toilets or running water at car park.

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Ethic

Keep a low profile. If you need to go, do not toilet in a gorge as these are water courses. Bury your faecal matter, or better yet, carry it out with you. Do not litter - carry it in = pack it out.

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Climb ledges to V groove and stuck nut. Traverse left to avoid V groove and up short ramp to mantle into slight hollow. Over bulge onto ledge then carefully left to large tree belay. To walk off scramble up onto the ridge proper and walk along it for 20m or so. You should spy a ramp you can walk off to the right.

Start: From the tourist track at the base of the gorge, facing upstream. Scramble up onto the large ledge on the right side of the gorge. This should put you at the base of the cliff in the topo image. Follow the cliff line about 10m right of the ridge proper till you find a grey water mark.

FA: Owen Klan & Dan Roe, 2005

An adventure route that traverses the obvious right leaning ramp high up on the wall of the south east ridge side of waterfall gorge. Double ropes and a bunch of long slings are advised.

Start: As the tourist track drops into 'Waterfall' Gorge. Walk upstream for 10m until you spy a small palm tree on the left.

  1. 45m (4) Scramle up past palm tree onto ledge, left off the ledge to climb up a small arete (groundfall potential) to a small tree. Go left to find some gear then right up the line of least resistance past a few small bushes. Climb up the arete a little toward the obvious ramp before traversing left across the mank to belay off the fig tree.

  2. 50m (11) Traverse right off the belay and climb up the arete and ledges with great care to get established on the slab. Good gear in the corner up the slab, when it runs out continue right. Keep heading out right for a spicy exposed finish up to a large tree belay.

  3. 45m (2) Beat your chest and swing through the trees off toward the right. Up a small patch of rock and walk off down the tourist track on south east ridge.

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