Blog from December, 2012

New Fingal Guide

See link to new Fingal Guide, professionally designed with all routes, topos. action photos and history.


I'm visiting Tassie for a few days before NYE and am keen to climb in or around Launceston. I'll be free to climb 26th-29th ish. I have my own rack, rope and car. Always keen to climb trad, but happy to clip bolts if that's whats on offer. Feel free to get in touch (email is best - dodgy reception courtesty of Optus).




Hi all,

I've been working on making topos easier to make, and have the first cut of online topo drawing done. This lets you upload the image and then draw the lines on it within the web page.

Thanks to Jed who has been finding all the bugs and Brendan Heywood who wrote the original code (now heavily modified) for thecrag.

Jed has done a bunch of topos in the new tool already on the Mount Brown and Step Tier pages.

Its probably about 80-90% finished, still needs more bug fixed and more user friendliness, and a few more features still to be added. It also needs some different styles for bouldering topos. If you find any bugs let me know.

Have also been working on improving the maps, but thats not finished yet.

Here's a quick run through of how to use it:

To edit, click "Edit this guide" and edit the image as per normal


Climbing partner needed.

Hey everyone,

Will be on holidays in Tassie all January, am based in Launceston but have a car so am flexible with location and enjoy an adventure. Am originally from Tassie so have done a bit of climbing at most of the popular spots. Happy to lead trad upto 19/20. 

Give me a buzz on 0428147430 or

Cheers, Karl

Missing any nuts?

Anyone short a couple of nuts after recently climbing at the pipes? I found a couple just above the Daedalus rap anchor at the top of the columns, most likely they have slipped off a biner. If you can tell me the brand and sizes (roughly) they can once more join their true rack.... If there is no response in a week, consider these nuts adopted!

See link for details, guide and topos to 10 new routes at the Hidden Face of Mt Brown

Hi, just a plug for 'Recycled Recreation', a shop just selling second hand outdoor stuff.  They are at 59 Liverpool St (just up the street from Goulds).  They are happy to sell stuff for you too. Good to see this gear getting a second life!

They are open 12-5.30pm  Tues to Sat

Bouldering in Crampons?

I went bouldering with a mate up at the Reservoir (Waverley Park) yesterday evening, perfect conditions for it and a great way to end the day.

Whilst i was there i noticed that there were a lot of gouge marks on the left hand wall. It looks to me (although i could be mistaken) very much like someone has been climbing there in crampons. Now i know that its not exactly Font but it is one of the nicest pieces of featured sandstone around Hobart and unlike the huge tick marks the impacts of crampons on this quite soft rock are permanent and pretty unsightly.

Im not against practicing for mixed climbing or whatever the perpetrator was up to, but maybe a quarry of harder rock might be a much better venue for this sort of thing, there are plenty of those around.






Hi all,

The Point Perpendicular guide has its first anniversary this month and to celebrate I’ve decided to have a sale. Pick up a copy for a paltry $29.95 including delivery within Australia (that’s 25% off).

Available from

Sale ends Christmas Eve.

Happy climbing,

Robert Dun

See link for details and topo for latest new route at Bare Rock. Stay tune for new updated guide for the whole cliff out in next few weeks.

Remembrance Gallery

Luke Einoder took these shots yesterday of Dave Humphries climbing Remembrance, a new route left of Pugnacious.

Hi folks

I'll be in NW Tas (from Melb) in first two weeks of January. looking for partners for Rysavy Ridge or other adventures - Cradle Mountain maybe? Lots of trad experience - over 35+ years of climbing!

0405 729 839 or