Monday 2 November 2009

Gibraltar Rocks in Namadgi National Park

On Sunday we walked up Gibraltar Rocks in Namadgi as a training walk for the overland track. The trail is steep, but the view from the top is fantastic.

The rocks are much larger than they appear from the bottom. There were a few climbers up the top when we arrived - don't envy them carrying 60m of rope and a trad rack up that trail in 32'C. We sweated buckets with our packs loaded up with water for training. The Xanthorrhoea's at the start of the trail were impressive, in full flower, and covered with native bees.


Lydia said...

The overland trail? What a great hike to be working towards. Looks like your training walk wasn't too hard on the eyes, either.

Garth said...

Hmm, when I've climbed at Gibralter, we've driven up through the forest on the east side of the ridge. From there it's a short flat walk to the Rocks. There were some nasty wash outs, though, so maybe it's not so easy anymore.

G said...

Yeah that is true actually. We saw a 4WD parked near the top on the east side.