Mount Barney

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Claimed to be the second most impressive peak in Australia after Federation Peak (Tasmania).

More than 20 different routes from Peasants (Southern) Ridge through to the more demanding routes on the northern aspect.

Splendid mixture of walking and challenging rock scrambling.

Refer to the Australian magazine "Wild" for more information.

Elevation (feet): 4,442
Elevation (meters): 1,354
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Range/Region: North NSW Great Dividing Range
Latitude: -28.280914
Longitude: 152.698326
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
First successful climber(s): Mr Logan
Nearest major airport: Brisbane
Convenient Center: Rathdowney/ Boonah

Thanks to John Hudson for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 22 trip reports for Mount Barney.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #21987 - by Shawn Hardie on June 26, 20103 Stars
    Our 8 hour round trip started at 6:45am on a cool winter morning. Walking the dirt road to the base of the Peasant's Trail, is a great warm up but a bit of a slog on the return trip. After coming of...
  • Log #21802 - by Nigel Easton on Nov 04, 2009
    I vividly remember climbing this fine mountain way back in 1997 when I was working in Brisbane for a year. What should have been a relatively straight-forward climb on a marked path turned into a...
  • Log #21318 - by pete on June 25, 2008
    been climbing this mountain since i was 5 been back many times the last time i took my dads ashes up peasants and left him near the palms south of the slab. he loved that mountain and actually...
  • Log #20408 - by Mick on Sep 30, 2006
    Hi all, My mate and I ventured up Barney's SE ridge yesterday, and spent a night camped in the saddle. After our first trip up Peasant's a few weeks ago, we just had to go back and tackle the SE...
  • Log #19217 - by james on Sep 27, 2006
    Started out from Northern base of Mt earnest. Climbed to top of Mt earnest, followed ridge west, made camp,and then started out next day for barrenjup peak. We tackled west barney peak from...
  • Log #18995 - by Rodger on Feb 14, 2006
    Camped locally at Bigriggan camp grounds. short drive in morning to mountain. went up peasants which was just beautiful. the saddle gets a bit confusing where to go so just wait if lost and saviors...
  • Log #13817 - by Cindy O'connor on Nov 02, 2004
    Ascended Mt Barney's East peak via the south east ridge.There was smoke from surrounding fires clouding the view in every direction, but it still looked and felt like magic. I swore at the end of the...
  • Log #13818 - by A. Johnson on Sep 05, 2004
    Nice route up Logan's ridge. Un-inspiring descent through the sadle and down rocky-creek.
  • Log #13819 - by Nick on Aug 12, 2004
    Climbed the Short Leaning Ridge in a 10 hour mission. This is really the most awesome route up the mountain after the Logan ridge. The ghost (s) of the mountain followed us everywhere and it was...
  • Log #13820 - by Pete rider on June 25, 2004
    What an awsome mountain many fond memeories of the hut (flying saucer) and hearing the barney ghost (the axeman) My day helpred build the original hut and the flying saucer designed by ted tesch....
  • Log #13821 - by Dan F on Nov 16, 2003
    lots of good views, lots of walking, dont listen to the crazed party member who says its only "about 150m to the summit" from the saddle.
  • Log #13822 - by Tony Roberts on Aug 04, 2003
    Climbed Logan's ridge to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Logan's first ascent in 1828 (3rd August). Logan was accompanied by Fraser and Cunningham who were exploring the region for botanical and...
  • Log #13823 - by Adam Capelin on July 01, 2003
    Two Peaks, five companions, and a fire that just wouldn't keep me warm. Friday night left Brisbane with four other companions. Ben, Becky, Dave and Josh. Camped at Yellow Pinch next to a no camping...
  • Log #13824 - by Trevor Hardingham on June 14, 2003
    Beautiful, pristine area with plenty of area, space and routes to have you going back time and again. Just be careful of leaving your car at the carparks for days on end due to break-ins. Although...
  • Log #13825 - by David Haliczer on May 20, 2003
    Rank order of routes from excellent to mediocre: Long Leaning, Mezzinine, Short Leaning, Eagles, Logans, North, SE ridge, Savages, Rocky Ck, Barney Gorge, Peasants, Egans. Yet to do Barabool and...
  • Log #13826 - by M C Sands on Apr 10, 2003
    Always just great. Anyone out here want to show me the way up Logan's? Usually do up SE Ridge, down Peasant's
  • Log #13827 - by FF on Feb 25, 2003
    Great hike, see web site for pics. Watch out for the change in weather though.
  • Log #13828 - by Ralph Robinson on Dec 29, 2002
    Climbed Barney (Peasant's Ridge) with my 14 year old son and his 18 year old friend. The boys flew up the mountain, while dad huffed and puffed. Got a little lost in a couple of places where the...
  • Log #13829 - by Hendrik Jan on Sep 27, 2002
    We (Just Berkhout, Ties Berkhout and I) took the south-east ridge to the top and came down the peasants route (southridge). Great hike with some nice scrambling parts on the way up. The route was...
  • Log #13830 - by David Stastny on Aug 04, 2002
    Ascended with a Friend (John) Logans Ridge up to the East peak. Approx 4 hours. Very nice scramble. Descended the South East Ridge.
  • Log #13831 - by Andrew McIntosh on June 28, 2001
    This was an experience that shall not be forgotten. If you go to Mt Barney the west peak is worth a go. You have to trailblaze for the whole time but its worth the time and effort. Oh yeah wear long...
  • Log #13832 - by M C Sands on May 26, 2001
    Good fun, great views, so handy to town!