VCC Mount Buffalo – Jan/Feb 2021

Mt Buffalo, Mt Buffalo National Park, VIC 26 Jan 2021 — 2 Feb 2021

Steve Toal enjoying the view atop the Gorge after leading Coming Up for Air (20).

For many climbers, the third main area of Victorian climbing, Mt Buffalo, is a big unknown.  This alpine granite environment is a whole different experience to Arapiles or the Grampians, and that’s part of the appeal that draws me there year after year.


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.  Some technique will be required!



Mt Buffalo is the same distance from Melbourne as Mt Arapiles, but sees far less traffic due to the camping being much more restricted.  The VCC has done the hard work of pre-booking two sites, so you’re in with a chance!

For those that have never been, the VCC web site has a copy of my 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.

Paula Toal using technique to avoid grovelling on Eat Your Vegies (14).


Only 12 spaces in total are available.  Prepayment for camping will be required to guarantee a space.


Camping spaces are available for 7 nights from Tuesday, 26 January (Australia Day) until Tuesday, 2 February.

Camping costs need to be paid in advance to secure your place. These are non-refundable in the event of you not attending, or leaving early, unless you can be replaced. The cost of camping will be shared equitably amongst participants based on final numbers.

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 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.