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Distance

1.92 mi

Elevation gain

2,795 ft

Technical difficulty

Very difficult

Elevation loss

0 ft

Max elevation

2,901 ft

Trailrank

25

Min elevation

65 ft

Trail type

One Way
  • Photo of 30 Walsh's Pyramid
  • Photo of 30 Walsh's Pyramid
  • Photo of 30 Walsh's Pyramid
  • Photo of 30 Walsh's Pyramid
  • Photo of 30 Walsh's Pyramid
  • Photo of 30 Walsh's Pyramid

Time

2 hours one minute

Coordinates

465

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June 16, 2020

Recorded

July 2018
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2,901 ft
65 ft
1.92 mi

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near Pyramid, Queensland (Australia)

30) Walsh's Pyramid - 3rd September 2015
Return Distance 6.2km, Max Elevation 884m, Climb 864m, Time 7hr, Level - Very Hard - Pops & Hannah
Co-ordinates: -17.128820, 145.800510
My Blog:
This was a testing climb and took us to the limits of our ability. Despite starting at 7am, by the time we got back to the car park at 2pm, the temperature was over 30 degrees. This was September, so god knows what it is like in summer, as there is limited shade on parts of the climb as you scramble up the boulders ridden upper reaches. Take plenty of water (4lt minimum) and a picnic, as area at the top is well suited and provides panoramic views.
This was a testing climb and took us to the limits of our ability. Despite starting at 7am, by the time we got back to the car park at 2pm, the temperature was over 30 degrees. This was September, so god knows what it is like in summer, as there is limited shade on parts of the climb as you scramble up the boulders ridden upper reaches. Take plenty of water (4lt minimum) and a picnic, as area at the top is well suited and provides panoramic views.
Short Description:
A very steep walk up the highest free standing pyramid in the world. You start at 20m to the top at 884 metres.
Getting there:
Drive south of Cairns to Gordonvale along the Bruce Highway. Just south of Gordonvale you will cross a river. Turn right a few hundred metres after the bridge into Moss Road and follow to the car park on your left.
Maps:
Walshs Pyramid
Route/Trail notes:
From the car park, follow the trail. Cross the service road at the start and just keep following the North ridge. This a well worn track with markers and pink flagging tape to help you. However, when crossing the open bolder area, look well ahead for your next marker. Someone has even taken the liberty of marking out every 500 metres. Coming down, the track is much easier to identify.
The walk is incredibly steep and relentless until you reach the peak 3.2km from the start. At about 3.1km there is a large boulder on the left with grand views to the north and a great place for a picnic. Slightly after the 3.1km mark you will come to the peak with 360 degree views.
Watch out for runners in the winter months. In August there is an annual race from Gordonvale to the peak and back, with the winners generally taking about an hour and a half. They can be seen training a lot before the race.
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