Mount French (Queensland)

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Mount French
Frog Buttress.jpg
Frog Buttress cliff, 2011
Highest point
Elevation 579 m (1,900 ft)
Coordinates 28°00′S 152°37′E / 28.000°S 152.617°E / -28.000; 152.617Coordinates: 28°00′S 152°37′E / 28.000°S 152.617°E / -28.000; 152.617
Mount French is located in Queensland
Mount French
Mount French
Parent range Moogerah Peaks
Age of rock 22 million years
Mountain type Volcanic plug

Mount French is a mountain in South East Queensland, Australia. The mountain rises 579 m above sea level and is part of the Moogerah Peaks National Park. It lies approximately 100 km west of Brisbane in the locality of Mount French west of the town Boonah in the Scenic Rim Region. Other prominent peaks in the Scenic Rim group of mountains includes Mount Edwards, Mount Moon and Mount Greville.

View from Kents Lagoon, 2015

In 1827, Patrick Logan named the peak Mount Dumaresq.[1] The name was changed after Allan Cunningham named another mountain with the same name, coincidentally on the same day.

It is best known as a popular destination for rockclimbers and is the home of Frog Buttress. It was first developed by Rick White and company during the late 1960s and 1970s. There are also some easy walks around the top of the cliffs from the picnic area. One track leads to the constructed lookout called Logans Lookout which overlooks the Fassifern Valley.[2]

Access to the mountain top is via sealed road. There are numerous self-registration camping sites, barbecues places, picnic tables, a single block of toilets, a car park and tap water is provided.[2]

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