This was a really nice walk and a good gauge on where my muscle strength is at.
Distance: 2.2 kms return
Time: approximately 2 hours return
Start: Hollow Mountain carpark.
Follow the sign posted track through a densely vegetated gully. The track leads you to the base of an iron-stained cliff. It’s a steep and strenuous climb through fallen boulders and along exposed ledges. A short uphill scramble completes the climb to the wind-scoured caverns of Wudjub-guyan (Hollow Mountain) with views overlooking Mount Stapylton and the Wimmera plains. Return by the same route.
I have come to realise that medium grade generally means you are walking/climbing over rocks and boulders, that there is some elevation involved and or the track is lengthy. The hard part of the grade from what I’ve seen means you will be negotiating your way up rocky ledges – basically you will have to be able to haul yourself up onto ledges etc.
This walk like many in the Grampians starts out on a nice meandering path
Over the last week there has been so much rain it has caused landslides and widespread flooding – which has resulted in more walk closures.
This marker had me for a bit, as you had to really negotiate going through and up at the same time. Bonus – my legs are getting stronger and I had no difficulty today with lifting my body up the rocks/cliff face.
I highly encourage anyone if you are into hiking the Grampians are a must…and there are more walks then just the Pinnacle.