The insane vertical face of Table Top Rock with one of the most extreme acsses trails is a fun and small climb with only a small non technical walk to summit. The crux of the trail a thin spot just 20cm wide with 20+m high cliffs on both sides make for a fun and scary climb.
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At 303m high its not an impresive summit but more of a vantage point to see the other summits. Located SW of the Outcrop tower it is directly visible to your left.
Route Up Drgon Fang
The ridge from the summit
To climb this peak head towards Hell Gates and just before entering the gates head right (West). There is no trail but you can head towards the peak. Head for the high point and a bit to the right that is the route entrance.
The steep looking Curch Tower that due to weather restrictions i didn't climb.
View of church tower from V1
To climb this peak head to Hell Gates
and the right
(West) following the trail up to vantage V1
. The bushwalk southbound following Church Tower Ridge
. Follow the ridge until the saddle and the scramble the last meters to the top.
Do not atempt to climb this peak with strong winds as the ridge is quite exposed and a tumble down both sides would prove fatal.
At 308m it was the highest i climbed during the second exploration. Named after Olympus here in Greece due to it's likness to Olympus South Face.
The Route Up
Denoted with red is Standard Route i used on the acsent. With Blue is the South Chimney a fun and pretty good route. The initial acsses is either the green route that is the dirt area which is not recommended whilst the orange route is a scramble route that is fun and safe.
It is by far one of the best peaks in the area, relatively hard to reach and the routes are insane. It is also the only peak with a view of mount Lecabytous (South).
To acsses Olympus head from the acsses road up to Hell Gates and Further to vantage V2. Then head left (East) you will see Olympus, follow the eastbound road until you will, on your right see the trail. Follow the trail until the tree on the image below, The follow the route upwards.
The Pyramid Ridge is a peak fully visible by the main acsses road.
Pyramid Peak seen from the main road
Points of Interest
Here are other points of interest that are not peaks.
A small vantage point that is mainly a colection of rocks stacked on each other. It stands out as it is made from granite white rock and not red soil like the larger portion of the peaks in the area. It is just 2m higher than the surrounding plateu and is just a fun side location.
You can see Table Top Rock on the left, the UIA Crater just infront of Moon Rocks. Moon Rocks is the small collection of white stones in the forefront of the image. Just N of Three Tree Rock.
Moon Rocks is not a very interesting location by any means but is a fun referance point and vantage point.
The most interesting sublocation is by far is the crater ridge that connects Table Top Rock and Sail Rock. It is 3-6m deep and is mainly made from large white boulders on red soil it is stacked and there is almost no danger of rockfall. Between Crater EAST and WEST there is a small hill made from red soil and is about 4m high. You can see it on the photo above. There are also Three exit trails, main West, main East and Middle.
Crater West with Exit West in green and Exit Middle in orange
Crater West with Exit East in red
Hell gates are the connecting part between the Northern and Outback Range, and are the main passage to acsses all the Outback peaks. They are maybe the best looking location. On the East of the gates is the end of the South Bowl Ridge of the Outcrop Tower South Bowl whilst on the West it is the end of the Dragon Fang Ridge. If the hell gates didn't exist the two peaks would be connected.
Hell Gates with a direct view of Three Tree Rock
Hell Gates as seen from Olympus
We can see that Hell Gates are the pass between the ranges and hosts the road.
We can see Outcrop Tower, Three Tree Rock , Dragon Fang and Table Top Rock (Right Image)
There are a bunch of Vantage Points around the range.
Vantage Point MapDenoted with Purple
is the location Moon Rocks
Denoted with Yellow is vantage point V1
Denoted with Light Blue is vantage point V2
Denoted with Red are Hell Gates
Denoted with Green is the acsses trail for both V1 and Church Tower
There are no major View/Vantage points North of Hell Gates, i will update if anything interesting is found.
The lower altitude area of the miners plateau home to an now closed mine, there are many high peaks that are ridge like and climable most peaks require a mid level scramble to be summited and have difficult acsses. Here are some pictures of the mine.
Aproaching the mine from the Northern Range
Miner Village seen from the South Entrance
The Northern Range as seen from Miners Plateau
Detailed Referance Map