Blog from November, 2016

Hi all,

I think I may have dropped a red dyneema daisy chain somewhere near the bottom of Beaman's route at Harlequin wall last weekend. If anyone comes across it I'll happily repay you with a beer or two.

La sportiva mythos size 40 unused since resole was done (Arapiles mountain shop). Good condition lots of life left, I've got no use for them now. 

Located in Hobart

$100 neg




Another Stuart Gibson Gem

Here is the latest video from Stuart Gibson, which the effing Mercury Newspaper would have you pay for with their so-called "Premium" scheme.

Hi all, 

Yesterday (Saturday 19 Nov) we found a Grigri 2 at the Paradiso next to Shock Wave. It was from the girl and guy climbing together who left earlier, I am pretty sure - if you read this please PM me so that I can get it back to you, otherwise I will leave it at the gym for collection. 

Thanks very much!


Rope nicked..weird

I left a static on a project at jungle warfare buttress about 1km upsteam from duck reach on sunday. Went back tonight and its been nicked. Weird because its a very obscure cliff and only a fanatic like me would ever bother going there plus its a terrible bush bash down from the hill top to the cliff as the river is in flood. You cant even see the cliff from5 the top of the hill so how would a bushwalker or passerby see it. Its a mystery

Five Ten Spire Rock Shoes - Size 42 $35
Message Jed on 0427303488 if you are interested

If anyone has hiked this track in the last couple of years I am interested in the state of the track through to New River, particularly the section through Leaning Tea Tree Saddle.

Yes thats snow


With the intention of familiarising the Police with our rescue techniques and constantly refineing our skills, a core group of climbers met at the Springs on a wet and cold morning. Unfortunately the Police were unable to attend as they were out the previous night on a rescue mission. 

Undetered by the snow showers the team headed up to the Notthern Buttress and climbed up to the top of Centaur via a wet and snowy ramble  to the left of skyline minor.

After establishing a fixed line, we proceeded to execute our objective of raising a patient up Centaur in two pitches using a counterbalance raise then lowering them in two pitches to ground.

With the addition of leading ground up (which we are capable of (wink)) , this exercise covers a range of techniques that would allow us to perform a rescue on virtually any cliff of any size. 


Thanks to all involved (Stu Scott, Chris Hampton, Tim Wheelan, Will Hobbs and Steve Ford). Thanks also to those that couldn't make it but have trained with the team.