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I'm looking for the name of this particular seastack which is near The Lanterns, Tasman Peninsula. Rocks are the subject of my paintings and I'd like to give it the correct title.  Thought it might be Cathedral rock but not sure. Can anyone help me out? Robyn    Rock 2.jpg

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  1. It looks like The Monument at Cape Hauy, not to be confused with The Monument out of Adventure Bay on Bruny Island. The latter better known among climbers as The Bruny Stack, passed by the Pennicott tours,

    Google The Monument, Cape Hauy and you will see images of it.

    Also check      Fortescue Bay    on thesarvo guide, which has the climbing history, 1st climbed in 1970.

    1. Robyn Harman AUTHOR

      That absolutely is The Monument at Cape Hauy. Thanks Phil! Can I test you with another one?  This one also photographed from a Pennicott boat and turned into a painting that was in the Glover Prize. Wish I had discovered this site before I named it Monolith #3. 

  2. Monolith/Monument are common name for stacks. Which Pennicott cruise was the 2nd photo and which area? Probably the Tasman Island cruise which goes from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck? It looks sedimentary, Tasman Arch to Waterfall Bay area? The Stack may not have a name, likely too loose to climb if it is in the Waterfall Bay area. Climbers usually only go for dolerite and that is loose enough on the Tasman Peninsular. I do recall a small stack near Jeffrey’s Arch but don’t have a photo. Phil.


    1. Robyn Harman AUTHOR

      It was the Tasman Island Pennicott tour.  I think it was fairly close to Waterfall Bay.  I sent the image to Pennicott tours to see if they could name it but as far as they know it doesn't have a name. It does look a bit dicey for climbing. Thanks for your help Phil.

  3. Sorry I meant Patterson's Arch, I found a photo of mine of the stack taken from the clifftops, (attached) which looks similar. I doubt it has a name.  Also a boat on the same day.  See    IMG_1006r.jpg  and  IMG_8014r.jpg

    1. Robyn Harman AUTHOR

      That certainly looks like the same rock. Thank you