Slabs, slabs and more slabs! The 100m high volcanic plug of Mount Tinbeerwah is located within Tewantin National Park in Noosa’s hinterland. It’s nestled amongst a delicate ecosystem of rainforest, open eucalypt forest and wallum heath and is also home to the endangered swamp stringybark (Eucalyptus conglomerata) so please tread lightly.
The rock is a pink-black volcanic trachyte that is columnar in places. The climbing here is fun and well-protected, with the majority of climbs being sport routes in the moderate grade range. The fine algae which appears on the rock in the shaded areas makes climbing dangerous with the slightest hint of rain, however it dries off fast. The main wall is under vertical by 10–20 degrees. The columns run a little off plumb so climbs sometimes have a tendency to cross a few columns along the way. Most of the columns are too tightly knit to allow even the smallest protection so bolts have become standard, however there are a few trad climbs.