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.
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 – https://vicclimb.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/bufftiV2_2014-01.pdf. Steve has also published a new comprehensive guide book for Mount Buffalo which will also be available.
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 Friday, 16th February until Friday, 23rd 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.
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.
Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.