Lambs Head (Kahlpahlim Rock)
|Range/Region:||Cape York Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Cairns|
Thanks to Plant.nerd for adding this peak.
Lambs Head (Kahlpahlim Rock) is the highest point in the Lamb Range the summits are large granite domes rising out of the cool mossy rainforest the views are spectacular with the city of Cairns clearly visible on the coast as well as Copperlode Dam.
The 11km track from Davies Creek follows old forestry roads until it turns to a walking track which then arrives at the granite domes. In some places the track can be a little hard to follow so a map and GPS are recommended. There is a small rope which was thin and not climbing grade that makes it possible to climb the first few steepest meters of one of the rock domes. There is also a radio tower on the more Southern peak.
Keep an Eye out for the rare Golden Bowerbird in the Purple Kauri Pine Forest near the summit. This is a good day walk.
Take to Davies Creek Turnoff 14 kilometres from Mareeba, on the Kennedy Highway. The trailhead is 14.5 kilometres along this road, past the Davies Creek camping area and falls walk and through the forestry gate. You will need a permit if you wish to drive on the forestry roads but they are easy to walk so this is not necessary if you have some extra time. Get instructions from the QPWS office.
Thanks to Plant.nerd for this description.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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