Address: Mt Edwards Trail Mt Edwards QLD
Mt French, Frog Buttress is a cliff on the north-west side of Mt French in the Moogerah Peaks National Park near Boonah. There are 400 established climbing routes and though a small cliff by world standards, it is formed of superb rhyolite columns which provide challenging crack climbing.
Grades range from 4 to 32 on the Ewbank Scale.
Climbing is best in winter, as during the summer months it quickly becomes too hot to spend much time on the rock, and midday climbing is not recommended. A good strategy is to get in a morning climb, and then head off to a local pub or cafe in Boonah for some refreshment! Be sure to pack drinking water, food and let friends know where you’re going. Please take your rubbish home with you to keep our places clean.
Two short tracks make it easy for you to explore the park’s many features, and neither require previous bushwalking experience. Sections of these tracks are suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.
(1) North cliff track — 720m return (Allow about 15 minutes walking time) Class 1
This track leads to Logan’s lookout with excellent, panoramic views over the Fassifern Valley, with the Main Range escarpment to the west and Flinders Peak and beyond to the east. North Cliff track is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.
(2) Mee-bor-rum circuit — 840m return (Allow about 25 minutes walking time) Class 3
This circuit track passes through heathland and features the East Cliff lookout with views of Tamborine, Lamington and Mount Barney. Care must be taken at the lookout as it is a natural feature and has no handrails. Further along the track a circular platform with seating provides views of the heathland and southern section of Mount French. Wheelchair access on this track is only possible to the heathland — beyond here the track is rough and uneven.
There are two short walking tracks in Mount French section and one in Mount Edwards section. The other sections of the park have a number of rough bush tracks of varying difficulty, which are best suited to experienced bushwalkers only. Less experienced walkers should walk with an experienced person and take food and water. Leave a copy of your bushwalking plans with a friend, relative or other reliable person. For your own comfort and safety, be aware of weather conditions. Suitable footwear and clothing are essential. Be aware that mobile phones work intermittently in these areas.