Bluff Knoll Climbing notes shared by Mountain-Forecast users

  • March 16, 2024
    KERRI KOALA from Australia

    Having climbed Bluff almost 20 times, I have to agree - the cooler months (April - Oct) are way easier, especially given that the shade canopy was destroyed by fire a couple of years ago.
    Once you hit approx 2/3rds up and you hit a sharp left . . the weather may change drastically. Please take note of this - this mountain has almost claimed my life twice in severe weather, she takes no prisoners on the final stretch when the weather is bad.
    If you are in any way unsure or not a confident climber prepared to stay the night at the top . . be very mindful of changing conditions from 900m and up.
    I can concur though . . . beware of Drop Bears.

  • March 07, 2019
    Krieger-san from Australia

    Approaching from the SE side of the mountain is by far the easiest. There are many hidden dangers on the NW side such as snakes, drop bears and even tigers from spring through to autumn.

  • January 12, 2016
    Ian Thomas from Australia

    Contrary to the advice given in the above climbing notes for Bluff Knoll, I would hate to climb the mountain during the summer months. Way too hot and dry. Better would be April - May or Sept - Oct. The latter period allows you to view an incredible array of endemic plants as they flower.