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Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby paul8 » Fri 15 Nov, 2019 11:54 am

I am planning a day-trip to the 7 Gods Pinnacles in Morton National Park. (Start and end at Long Gully Campground.)
I'll have time to climb only 2 of the pinnacles.
One will be the baby pinnacle at the northern-most end.
Which other pinnacle should I climb ? (One that is not too hard and has a good view :D )
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sat 16 Nov, 2019 5:53 pm

paul8 wrote:I am planning a day-trip to the 7 Gods Pinnacles in Morton National Park. (Start and end at Long Gully Campground.)
I'll have time to climb only 2 of the pinnacles.
One will be the baby pinnacle at the northern-most end.
Which other pinnacle should I climb ? (One that is not too hard and has a good view :D )
I've only ever climbed the baby one but it still scares the s**t out of me. Great view up to Holland Gorge and surrounds

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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby ribuck » Tue 19 Nov, 2019 2:13 am

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:I've only ever climbed the baby one but it still scares the s**t out of me.

Scares me too. The scramble is straightforward (in Volleys when it's dry), but if you lose your footing you will go all the way down.

I have also explored the one immediately to the south, which I found satisfying. Climb via an easy vegetated ramp on its north, then turn right and grab a convenient tree to pull yourself up a small cliff. This takes you 70% of the way up, and there are some interesting spots to explore including a high cliff-edge with a great view to the south. You can climb further to about 85% of the way up (easy going), or if you are confident you can get to maybe 95%, but I don't think you can get to the true summit unless you are a rock climber.
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Rumdoodle, the smallest of the Seven Gods Pinnacles (it's not me in the photo)
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The pinnacle to the south of Rumdoodle.
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby paul8 » Tue 19 Nov, 2019 12:58 pm

Thanks Ribuck
Your information will be handy when I visit the place.
By the way, is the 2nd photo in your post taken from the top of Rumdoodle ?
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby paul8 » Tue 03 Dec, 2019 2:38 pm

An update ...
Last week, I went to the 7 Gods Pinnacles and climbed the northern-most one, ie the smallest one called Rumdoodle.

Some photos are in
http://mntviews.blogspot.com/p/u.html
(When in the website, scroll down a bit to the pictures.)

Made an attempt to find one other pinnacle to climb, but run out of time.
So now, have to make another trip to do it :D

Would be good if someone can point out which other pinnacle can be climbed.
Else I'll just have to do the exploration myself :D
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby rcaffin » Wed 04 Dec, 2019 8:34 pm

Somewhere I have a very old (70s?) photo of us walking between the pinnacles on little more than grass. NO scrub around at all.
That must have been a hot fire, methinks.

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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby north-north-west » Thu 05 Dec, 2019 5:34 am

Is there anywhere you haven't been, Roger?
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby rcaffin » Thu 05 Dec, 2019 7:45 pm

Good Lord yes!
But remember - I started walking at 14, and I am now 74. That is a lot of time for walking.
Still haven't done the Penguin track in Tassie.
Haven't been walking in SA or WA or NT.
So many Grandes Routes in Europe untouched.
Sigh.
But maybe running out of new routes would be much worse?

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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby crollsurf » Fri 06 Dec, 2019 4:57 pm

Hi paul8. Good to see you made it. Absolutely love your mtviews blog. I visit it all the time and find the info you post perfect for planning a walk.

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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby paul8 » Fri 06 Dec, 2019 8:54 pm

Thanks crollsurf :D
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby ribuck » Sat 07 Dec, 2019 7:15 am

rcaffin wrote:Haven't been walking in SA or WA or NT.

Surely you have walked in the NT - isn't it your walk report at this link?
https://bushwalkingnsw.org.au/clubsites ... apinta.htm
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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby rcaffin » Sat 07 Dec, 2019 7:37 pm

You are right! Larapinta Trail is in NT. I forgot.
I have been to SA and Wa, but not for bushwalking.

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Re: Seven Gods Pinnacles

Postby north-north-west » Tue 10 Dec, 2019 5:52 am

rcaffin wrote:You are right! Larapinta Trail is in NT. I forgot.
I have been to SA and Wa, but not for bushwalking.


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