Historically a ladder provided access to the top of the boulder (see the historical photo attached) however this has since been removed due to stability concerns. If you take the time to head toward the Monolith proper you will not only be rewarded with some terrific views but will see also bricks used in an attempt to stablise this huge boulder. GZ is located a little distance away from the Monolith which is used by climbers via an ascent known as Morpheus.
How do I get there?
A 15 minute walk around Lake Catani from the campsite or a 10 minute walk along the track that leads from the car park by the Ranger’s garage. Access to GZ is via a narrow gap between two boulders.
This is a granite environment which requires climbing and negotiating boulders and potentially tight spaces. It is HIGHLY recommended that these caches are attempted with two or more people for safety reasons. Please ensure that the Ranger’s or a close family member are given a plan of your movements and anticipated return in case of an emergency.
The best months for walking are from November through to April, however, weather conditions can change rapidly, and snowfalls and blizzards can occur at any time of the year. During the summer period, bushfires can also pose a threat so check the CFA website for updates prior to departure.
Be prepared with:
• Helmet with reliable head torch (additional torches)
• Wind and waterproof jackets
• Warm clothing – hat, gloves, sunglasses, and strong footwear
• Food and water
• First aid kit and sunscreen
• Map and compass
• Check the weather forecast before departing
• Let someone know where you are going
• Mobile phone (reception in most areas)