We'll be heading up to Queensland this June for some trad shenanigans at Frog Buttress (times subject to minor changes- watch this space). We'll be driving up in multiple contingents, so there's some flexibility with dates.
Frog Buttress is Australia's crack climbing Mecca. If you've been grinding the crack at the old wall, this is your crag. There's also some pretty interesting face climbing, so it's still worth checking out if jamming isn't your thing. See the Crag for more details: https://www.thecrag.com/en/climbing/australia/frog-buttress .
Should you sign up for this trip?
This trip is for relatively experienced climbers who are confident leading trad (or who have led a lot of sport). That being said, there are plenty of climbs with anchors where a top rope could be set up. We may take a few beginners, subject to the number of experienced climbers and the availability of transport. If in doubt about what any of these terms mean, or if there is space to sign up as a beginner, feel free to send me a message (or just sign up + pray).
How are we getting there?
Transport will be organised pending sign-ups. Hopefully we'll have a decent contingent driving up (the crag's just south of Brisbane, about 12.5 hours from Canberra). There will be room for different groups to head up at slightly different times/dates, pending drivers. Flying in via Brisbane is also possible, but anyone who does will have to link up with drivers or source alternative transport from the city down to the buttress (there are no direct buses).
Where will we stay?
Frog Buttress Camping Area, Moogerah. It's $4 a night to camp.
What do you need?
- Climbing shoes
- Any trad gear you have (Frog takes a lot of cams)
- Crack gloves or climbing tape (helpful but not necessary)
- Tent/sleeping bag/sleeping mat
- Camping stove/cutlery/crockery
- Warm/waterproof clothes (it's Queensland, but it's still winter)
Anything you don't have can be hired at the gear store. We'll hopefully be taking up the club trad rack, so there should be enough gear to go around. Food can be bought on the drive up.
We'll try to hold a pre-trip on Thursday 8th of June (although this might be moved closer to the date). Otherwise, I'll be around to chat things through at the Social/Slide night on May 28th.