Blog from September, 2022

Free kids climbing shoes

We have lots of extra kid-size shoes, up to about size 7 adult, that do not fit anyone around here anymore.  Free pickup in Cremorne, or could drop off at gym.  Small harness, too, fits ~8 year old.

Also have some Telemark T2 boots (green ones) if anyone teleskis–size US 10.5 (too small for me these days)–maybe trade for something.



Tasmanian Tramps

There is some true gold in the Tasmanian Tramp magazines.  Does anyone know if these digitised anywhere?   Great stuff!  (Is there a Tasmanian climbing library that has a set of these?)


found gear at waterworks q

hi i found a little red bag with some shoes and chalk in at waterworks today. happy to return to owner. cheers

Was out looking for boulders today out the back of Sand River (didn't find much), but did spot this sick looking orange wall that I'm unlikely to develop so I thought I would record it's location for posterity.

If Forestry gave out the key to the gate (they don't - I've previously asked - they say they won't because you can get into the army range from this road), this would only be a ~300m walk from the road, but instead it's ~5km from the gate, with a decent bit of uphill at the start. Maybe 25 minutes on an e-bike. Or even better a motor bike.

There is more rock in this valley, but didn't spot anything anywhere near as good. Upstream there is grey rock near the creek (canyon) but it's a bit vegetated. You can see some more orange stuff at the mouth of the valley just to the south of Justin's place on the way out from Sand River, but it's (probably) on private land. But if anyone develops this it would be definitely worth exploring downstream to the boundary of the public land.