Mount French (Queensland)
Frog Buttress cliff, 2011
|Elevation||579 m (1,900 ft)|
|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.
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.
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.
- Murray Johnson and Kay Saunders. "Working the Land:An Historical Overview of Boonah and its Northern Districts" (pdf). State of Queensland. p. 9. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Mount French section, Moogerah Peaks National Park:Frog Buttress campground" (pdf). Environmental Protection Agency. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
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