Hey there, putting the feelers out to see if there are any climbers around the Tullah/Zeehan//Rosebery area. Pretty long shot since everyone about these parts seems to be more into prying abalone off rocks rather than clinging onto rocks themselves, but if you exist contact me! 0439771484. I'm pretty keen to second any counts up to about 19/20, lead a few easy ones but only have a harness/shoes/belay device and slowly decaying strength. I'm very keen to go climbing again soon.....
Is anyone else having trouble with the climb search function?
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And then some more...
So i've been a bit of a criple lattery & have had some time to do some new topos.
Thanks to Garry, Simon & Alex for all there help (I have no idea where half the lines went)
Thesarvo is amzing in my opionion, a single place for climbing information in tassie.
Jon has done a lot of work to get it where it is today and now it is something that can continue to grow with everyones help.
Unlike an old style guide book which are printed and outdated before you get a copy thesarvo doesn't rely on a select few people to keep it going. Everyone/Anyone can help. That is why i think its the way of the furture.
It has been built up over the years by multi people some more than others but every little bit has helped, It's been awesome to help out a bit :)
The way the topos work is great.
They are all done in Adobe Illistrator as PFD files so that if a route is wrong or a new route is added anyone can download the PDF, move the lines without affecting the image, fix it and re-uploaded.
The lengend that has the climb name, grade and stars is linked to the climb information so that if something was wrong spelt wrong or a grade is change it is automatically updated in the topo.
If you are climbing at an area which hasn't got a topo, take a photo, email it too me (jedparkes(at)hotmail.com) then i can add it, then the next guide book (& iPhone app) will be even better :)
Or if you would like to make your own let me know. I can teach you in about an hour.
OK thats my rant :)
Heres the new ones
You can see them all in these areas
The Paradio (Mt Brown) http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/display/thesarvo/Mount+Brown
The Boneyard (Fingal) http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/display/thesarvo/Bare+Rock
I need someone to do some surveying on my property and figure I might as well give the work to a climber ... can anyone help me?
I have a French couple staying with me until tomorrow (26/1) arvo, looking to buy a 2nd hand rope to take back with them. Anyone got one? Ring Amelie 0414883447.
hey everyone! I've posted a little video i made about Garry and I climbing out at Cape Raoul on my blog!
nothing too serious or hardcore, just a couple of mates going and having a fun day out!
Hi all, I will be in a group of three on a climbing trip in tassie between 14-24th of Feb. I am looking for a fourth to even numbers and perhaps show us around some of the best crags. If anyone is interested please let me know.
The route Brimful of Asher appears to be a repeat of Chimera which would seem to be incorrectly described as L of True Grit. Between Polly and just L of True Grit is a gritty TR which goes at about 21 and bears no resemblance to the description of Chimera.
I'm on the Tasman Peninsula now and will stay for a couple of days for climbing and I do not want to leave without climbing the Totem Pole.It would be great to find someone who is interested in. I would lead both pitches if necessary but I guess you would love to do it as well :)
You can contact me either on the mobile +61469764787 or if I don't have reception you also can write me an email at manuel_hofmann[at]gmx.de
I'm still looking for someone! :(
The weather should be good and stable on fr. Hopefully someone is keen to climb such a great column! I climb up to grade 27 and I'm confident to climb the free route.
I'm around Port Arthur today so you can give me a ring.
See link to more new rotes at Bare Rock. 2 more routes added this week. http://climbnortherntasmania.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/more-new-routes-fingal-updated-topos/
Just moved to Hobart and have been wanting to get out and see the local bouldering. Its been a while between drinks, so you have no fear of me stealing your projects! ;-)
I live in New Town, so if anyone needs a lift or a decent spotter, gimme a call on 0407932724.
Alex Wilson asked me to post a message re the state of some of the bolts at Lost Falls. He and Justin Otlowski have been there recently and found the following issues:
- The three bolt belay that is shared by both climbs at the top of their second pitches has been severely damaged by rock fall: two of the bolts are unusable. (Alex suggests that it would be good to move that station up and left a metre and a half or so to protect the anchors from further rock fall.
- The second pitches of both climbs have been affected thusly:
- One of the bolts on Ride the Dragon has been destroyed
- Two bolts on Black Dawg have been badly damaged and would be very questionable as to their safety. Alex mentioned gaps between bolts and glue and cracks in the bolts themselves.
If anyone wants to make a trip up to fix the the problem I'd be very happy to help out with driving and removing the bolts.
Found a fairly new looking BD belay device at Hillwood yesterday. I am happy to return it. Let me know if it is yours.
CONDITION: Both Pairs are brand new, in a box and never used.
PRICE: $90 per pair, willing to do a deal if you buy both pairs.
SIZE: 42.5 Euro, 9.5 US
Awesome shoes but they don't fit my feet!
Sizing on these shoes seems small (I wear 42 La Sportiva Miura, and both pairs of evolv shoes are way too small for me).
If you want to come try on these shoes, send me an email and replace "nospamy" with a "full stop" (.)
or CALL me: 0432969325. Living in South Hobart.
Evolv Predator G2, Size: 42.5 Euro, 9.5 US:
An aggressive shoe with asymetric profile and downturned toe. Synthetic uppers with two velcro straps.
Evolve Prime, Size: 42.5 Euro, 9.5 US:
Velcro closures, synthetic uppers. Semi-symmetric toe box maximizing the edging area. These are awesome shoes and I wish they would fit me!.
See link to Bare Rock overview topo, updated Boneyard guide and topo for God Monster. http://climbnortherntasmania.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/updated-fingal-guide-and-topos/
3 large RPs (8-10), on spectra with a krab. Old but much missed. Maybe somewhere on the Pipes, or at Lower Mt Blackwood. Would love to get them back if anyone stumbles across them.
ENOURMOUS REWARD offered (if I can think of one....)
Garry sent me this topo of the paradiso which he thought might be useful:
The routes are
5 captain napalm 25
8 kranken 24
9 offender of the faith 24/25
10 southern exposure 25
11 sultan of sweat 25
12 no name 26
13 snooze and you loose 26
14 expendable youth 27
15 Retrograde abnesia 26
16 Hit and Run 25
17 capatain jack 29/30
18 Number 1 26
19 Total Recall 27
See link to description of Ingvar Lidman's new multi-pitch route at Bare Rock, Fingal. God Monster, 125m, 25 http://climbnortherntasmania.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/monster-new-multi-pitch-sport-route-at-bare-rock
I'm a 32 yr old outdoor ed teacher over from Perth in the Launceston area looking to do as much climbing as possible from the 9th to the 29th of Jan. I have a rope, draws and personal gear, and am happy leading up to 18/19s. Never been to Tassie before and want to meet some local climbers and see some beautiful crags. Call Tim on 0432 910 631
See link to new sport climbing area at Fingal. http://climbnortherntasmania.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/the-boneyard-face-at-fingal-guide/
hey guys 30 yo male...enjoyed climbing the few times i have and always wanted to put the energy into it..now i have just sperated from my partner...have 3 kids i have a bit more free time and not many social outlets...i am available most times as i work infrequently..lucky i guess...electricain who does mining on the mainland..give us a buzz if you need an extra have no gear yet but with advice i can get it quick..cheers..also keen for a beer...
0469375130..living up just below mt dromedary NP
Besides Gerry's new route on Stacks Bluff (see here ), to kick off the new year here are a couple of new routes on Great Tier. Both require a third pitch but are worthwhile climbing now.
★★ Schizophrenic 45m 21 Þ ↓
Takes a line up the middle of the column left of Blue Meridian. Start a couple of metres right of Doldrums at a short corner with a small overhang.
1. 25m 20 Tricky start through the overhang leads to pleasant and non-sustained face climbing. 8 Bolts to DBB.
2. 20m 21 Strenuous moves up the pillar to the right, then back left to finish on the next ledge. 7 Bolts to DBB.
The third pitch to the top of the column is yet to be completed.
Jon Nermut, Dave Humphries (alt), Jan 2012.
Twist in My Sobriety 40m 17
Takes a steep eliminate line up the buttress between Doldrums and Slow Combustion. Start below the blocky wall to the L of Doldrums, as for the Slow Combustion Direct Start.
1. 32m 17 Climb straight up to the middle of the large roof which is climbed direct (crux). Continue up the steep face above to a large ledge.
2. 8m 16 Neat climbing up the short wall to a second ledge. From here either finish up Slow Combustion, or up the obvious unclimbed third pitch, or traverse rightwards to the rap anchors on Schizophrenic.
T.McKenny, A. Beech, Dec 2011
Here's a rough and ready topo - Twist on the left, Schizophrenic on the right: