Learning to crack climb can open up a whole new world of inspiring climbing lines that will take you up some of the best rock in the world. Frog Buttress being one such place.
Most of the climbs are steep so it is recommended that you are able to climb grade 18 or greater outdoors, although you may not necessarily lead at this grade.
As the trip is in Queensland there are a few logistical items for each trip participant to consider:
- Flight to Gold Coast are currently half price with Virgin from Melbourne– A flight departure around lunchtime Friday from Melbourne to the Gold Coast will give you time to travel and shop for food before arriving at Frog Buttress in the evening. Arriving at the Gold Coast before 5pm would be ideal in terms of meeting others and sharing car hire vehicles. Flights are typically $300 return on sale. Note that Virgin have free cancellation and flight changes.
- Return flight – The trip intends to return from the Gold Coast airport on Sunday afternoon on the 8 August,
- Shared car hire – Participants will need to group for car hire purposes. A group of 3-4 people is ideal. The drive is about 2 hours, and
- Book Camping – You will need to book a camping spot at Frog Buttress – Mount French.
Above Photo: Hywel crack climbing at Frog Buttress on a previous VCC club trip.
To gain some inspiration, click on this link to view photos from the previous VCC trip to Frog Buttress in 2016: http://vicclimbingclub-cliffcare.smugmug.com/Sports/Climbing/Frog-Buttress-2016
Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.