Mt Buffalo 2023

Mt Buffalo, Mt Buffalo National Park, VIC 11 Feb 2023 — 18 Feb 2023

Michael O’Reilly summiting The Cathedral

Mt Buffalo offers fantastic climbing, particularly for experienced climbers.  The plateau has a huge variety of single pitch climbs, as well as some of the best multi-pitch climbing in Victoria. The granite slabs and cracks make for thought provoking pitches.

View of The Cathedral

Mt Buffalo is the same distance from Melbourne as Mt Arapiles but sees far less traffic due to the camping being much more restricted, and the plateau being covered in snow for 4 months of the year. Fortunately, we’ve got the camping covered with 4 sites having been pre-booked and paid for, and we’re pretty confident that it won’t be snowing at this time of year. But never say never with an alpine environment! In the event of poor climbing weather, bushwalking is a great option.

The granite of Mt Buffalo’s Gorge and its multiple peaks offer a variety of slab, crack and face climbing, in both sport and trad routes. For those who are particularly keen, there are even multi-pitch routes more than twice the height of anything to be found at Arapiles!

For those that have never been, the VCC web site has a copy of Steve’s Beginner’s Guide, dated 2014 but still will give you an idea –

This is an intermediate to advanced level trip. Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.

Camping spaces are available for 7 nights from Saturday, 11th February until Saturday, 18th February. Camping costs need to be paid in advance to secure your place. (Max 4 persons per site.)

You need to pay the full camping fee in order to book your place on this popular trip. These are non-refundable in the event of you not attending or leaving early. The cost of camping has been arrived at to share the cost equitably amongst participants. The fee is $8 per person per night, with a minimum fee of 3 nights. There will be a strict “no pay, no play” policy.  You are on the list when payment is made, not before!

Steve Toal enjoying the view atop the Gorge after leading Coming Up for Air (20).
Paula Toal using technique to avoid grovelling on Eat Your Vegies (14).

If you are interested in joining our leaders, Steve and Paula Toal, on this trip, please email Steve as soon as possible. Preference will be given to past attendees and participants attending for the full week.





Contact: Steve Toal

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.