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  <text class="heading1" id="1">Other Western Crags</text>
  <text class="text" id="2">This section contains information about other crags in the West and South West of Tasmania for which we do not have full guides for.</text>
  <text id="62" class="heading2">Cockscomb Ridge (Mt La Perouse)</text>
  <text id="46" class="text">A jagged remote dolerite ridge in the Southern Ranges. A true wilderness climb, the area is often beset by gale force winds and occasional snow in summer. Ascended in Jan. 1983 by Chris Rathbone, Glen Kowalik and Phil Robinson. A day’s walk in starting at the old Ida Bay Quarry, not far from Mystery Creek cave, takes one through steep bush, muddy in places higher up, to the open Moonlight Flats followed by a traverse of Hills 1, 2, 3 and 4 to a camp at Arndell Falls. On the 1st ascent it was wet with light snowfall on the walk in but miraculously it cleared overnight to warm sunshine in the morning, enough to dry the rock briefly for the ascent. A traverse is made from the camp through bush onto slabs and the base of the lower buttress which gave two good pitches (crux , ~gr.16) before accessing the pinnacles. Exit is easy anywhere along the ridge if the weather breaks. From the summit of Mt La Perouse which is composed of sandstone, follow the walking track back down.</text>
  <image id="48" src="Cockscomb Ridge04(Phil&amp;Glen)The Hippo.jpg" height="474" width="700"/>
  <text id="49" class="text">GK and PR traversing around to the start (1983). The Hippo in the background.</text>
  <image id="51" src="Cockscomb Ridge01.jpg" height="472" width="700"/>
  <text id="52" class="text">Cockscomb Ridge, Mt La Perouse summit in cloud</text>
  <image id="53" src="Cockscomb Ridge05.jpg" height="474" width="700"/>
  <text id="54" class="text">Glen Kowalik leading the crux pitch</text>
  <image id="57" src="Cockscomb Ridge03.jpg" height="738" width="500"/>
  <text id="58" class="text">Lower section of Cockscomb Ridge&lt;br/&gt;Photos: Phil Robinson</text>
  <text class="heading2" id="3">Coronation Peak</text>
  <text class="text" id="4">Coronation Peak in the Frankland Range has a major quartzite cliff on its north face. The cliff splitting line was climbed in 1984 by Glen Kowalik and Phil Robinson at about grade 14 with a 2nd ascent in the 90s by Dave Gardner and Tom Meldrum. Access is by boat across the Pedder Impoundment. On the 1st ascent a small aluminum dinghy was used and a bivvy made in a cave near the foot of the cliffs. This had small drip of water, sufficient for collection given time, although could dry out in midsummer. Scrub wasn’t bad at all in 1984 but this may have changed judging by a report from the 90s trip. Three pitches lead to a scramble finish and the top of the mountain. The wall, which looked hard at the start, turned out to be surprisingly easy. An enjoyable route in a wild setting. &lt;br/&gt;Phil Robinson, Glen Kowalik (alt.) Jan.1984.&lt;br/&gt;</text>
  <image id="29" src="Coronation Peak North Face on left in profile 2.JPG" height="617" width="700" legendTitle="Coronation Peak, N face in profile" legend="true" legendx="35" legendy="70"/>
  <image id="31" src="Coronation Peak36(Phil on way down).jpg" height="724" width="500" legendTitle="1984 approach" legend="true" legendx="332" legendy="23"/>
  <image id="32" src="Coronation Peak19(Phil leading).jpg" height="471" width="700"/>
  <image id="33" src="Coronation Peak13(Phil leading).jpg" height="473" width="700"/>
  <image id="34" src="Coronation Peak18sc.jpg" height="430" width="700"/>
  <image id="35" src="Phil on Coronation Peak N Face 3rd Pitch.JPG" height="487" width="700"/>
  <image id="36" src="Coronation Peak22(Phil on top of wall).jpg" height="741" width="500"/>
  <text id="37" class="text">Photos: Phil Robinson</text>
  <text class="heading2" id="5">Franklin River</text>
  <text class="text" id="6">The lower section of the Franklin River passes through some very nice limestone, that provides great deep water soloing if you are passing by in a raft. High up in the Elliot Range, on the right as you go down the river is a large limestone cliff called Cromleigh Cliff. As far as I know it hasn't been climbed, due to the massive epic involved in getting there.</text>
  <text id="17" class="heading2">Hartz Mountains</text>
  <text id="79" class="text">A small dolerite cliff rises high above Ladies Tarn at Hartz Mountain NP, a very pleasant spot to spend a sunny summer’s day. The walk in to Ladies Tarn is approx. 40 mins. along the boardwalks from the car park although for access to the cliff continue on another 15 mins. to Hartz Saddle and traverse back along the ridge to the top of the outcrop for another 15 mins. Rap down to the base of the crag to avoid the scrub. Two lines, 30-40m high, were done in 2007 and 2008, the steep slabs to the left which go at about gr.16 and another steeper line (gr.~18) straight up the middle of the cliff topped by a large scary chockstone. A direct start (18M0) to the slabs was also done in Feb.2015.</text>
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  <climb id="20" stars="" extra="" number="1." name="Devil-May-Care" length="30m" grade="18" fa="Phil Robinson, 2007, Direct Start:  Phil Robinson and Chris Rathbone, Feb. 2015">Up the middle of the lower, slabby, cliff. An unprotected gr.16 start comes in from the L. The difficult direct start can be protected with small wires.</climb>
  <climb id="21" stars="" extra="" number="2." name="Lucky Devil" length="40m" grade="18" fa="Phil Robinson, 2008.">Straight up the middle of the steeper RH buttress, topped by a large scary chockstone.</climb>
  <text class="heading2" id="7">Lion Rock</text>
  <text class="text" id="8">The track from Cockle Creek comes out in South Cape Bay by a large intrusion of dolerite, Lion Rock. The CCT mounted an expedition led by Tom Terry to climb it in 1969 and reached the Rock by wading across the narrow channel at low tide. The "route" went straight up the seaward face (50m) on rotten rock and descent was by a very risky abseil.</text>
  <text class="heading2" id="9">Mt Field</text>
  <text class="text" id="10">There have been several routes done on the big cliffs of Mt Field West. You can get reasonably close to them on the Florentine Valley logging roads.</text>
  <climb extra="" grade="17" length="130m" name="Longer Climb" number="" stars="" id="11" fa="Marcel and Hamish Jackson (alt), Adele Vincent, 1996.">Starts in the middle of the tallest part of the cliff and takes the very wide chimney like feature to the top. 1. 43m. Climb easily up left tending ramp to the line then climb pleasant corner crack to a ledge at the top of the flake. 2. 45m. Crux. Continue up corner crack to sloping ledge then climb face above via the amazing sharp flakes and double layaways. Belay in chimney with sloping base high on right. 3. 40m. Easy. Climb chimney then scramble up easy ground to the bushy ledge (further cliffs behind). Decent can miraculously be made down the gully to the right.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="18" length="47m" name="Short Climb" number="" stars="" id="12" fa="Hamish Jackson, Adele Vincent, 1996.">Clean corner to bottom left of large amphitheatre. Climb corner crack past very loose spike then step around arete to right and continue up ledgey face to the top. A descent gully is present to the left.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="20" length="" name="Cosmic Comics" number="" stars="" id="13" fa="Hamish Jackson 1998.">No description - there is a picture in Rock #34.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="21" length="" name="Scud" number="" stars="" id="14" fa="Marcel Jackson 1998.">A big R facing corner. No description - there is a picture in Rock #34.</climb>

 <header id="81" name="Stepped Hills" walk="" sun="" rock="" acknowledgement="" intro="The western side of Stepped Hills has excellent quality conglomerate, with potential for some serious adventure climbing on its continuous 230m high faces. Protection is reasonable and the rock is mostly bombproof. It has space for hundreds of routes, but suffers from some considerable access issues." history="" access="Stepped Hills can be accessed by driving to the end of Clear Hill Road and taking the eastern spur to reach the edge of Lake Gordon. From here it&apos;s only 1km of kayaking/boating to the eastern shore under the cliffs, where a base camp can be set up. However the approach to the base of walls is marred by some classic South-West scrub, making the big routes a daunting proposition as a day trip. It may even be best to access the summit from the east. The lowest cliffs are the most accessible, and can be reached in and hour or two from the shore. Despite their small appearance (compared to the walls above) they offer plenty of potential for decent routes." camping="" autonumber="false"/>
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  <climb id="83" stars="*" extra="" number="" name="Macondo" length="110m" grade="14" fa="R. Hardy and B. Armstrong, Nov 2017">Climbs the lowest and left most block of rock. Best approached via the button-grass lead on the northern shoulder, or the scree path the runs below it. 1. 50m 14. In the middle of the face about one third of the way up, is a large, prominent roof. The route starts directly below this. Climb over the initial steepness using the jugs slightly to the left, and continue up excellent rock to pass the roof via a notch on it's left edge. Belay above this next to a tree. 2. 30m 13. Continue directly up the slabs to another roof. Traverse 5m left and around a corner to a large ledge. 3. 30m 10. Climb the corner and slabs to the top. An abseil may be necessary to reach the descent gullies on either side.</climb>
  <climb id="84" stars="**" extra="" number="" name="Dumb Luck" length="80m" grade="19" fa="R. Hardy and B. Armstrong, Nov 2017">Climbs the cliff immediately to the right of Macondo. Awesome adventure climbing with a wild roof move. 1. 30m 14. The right-hand half of the block has a wide roof about 25m above the ground. Locate the big flake system just below the right-hand end of it, and start climbing 7m to the left of this. Up jugs to a small ledge, continue up for several meters, traverse right on obvious holds for 5m then climb up a crack to belay at a ledge just below the left-hand end of the roof. 2. 30m 19. Traverse a few meters right to a black notch, and haul over the roof. Continue up the sustained slabs to a ledge. 3. 30m 12. Directly up the short wall then climb the spiky tower to the right of the scrubby gully. Descend by abseil off to the left.</climb>