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<guide version="2"><header access="Cleverly positioned so you can fit in at least two or three nightmare epics after work. The Quarry is on Waterworks Road (surprise) between Lynton Ave and Romilly Street in Dynyrne. Travel south along Davey Street (B64) heading for Ferntree (Mt Wellington), over the lights at the end of the Southern Outlet, and turn L at the first roundabout on Huon Road down Lynton Avenue. Turn R at the bottom of the steep hill into Waterworks Road, the cliff is about a km further on on the LH side. After some debate as to whether they would close the cliff to climbers due to safety issues, the Hobart Council in their wisdom decided instead to clear the old quarry floor for parking, erect a fence along the cliff line, and even install a child-proof gate - plus of course the usual warning notices etc. We are in their debt!" acknowledgement="by John Domeney, originally published in Craglets. Updated by Tony McKenny, Dec 2007" guide.action="submit" guide.id="0" guide.page="0" guide.type="header" history="" intro="WARNING. A massive rock fall has occurred above and over Justin's Crack and Spiderman's Arsehole (18/11/2010). The cliff is now very unstable and more falls in that area are likely.     A rock is a rock they say, but if you think bolted routes take the adventure out of climbing then it’s time you paid a visit to the birthplace of the world’s next fad: choss climbing! Take one tottering pile of exfoliating rubble, add wide-eyed climbers with psychotic hammer drills and shares in Ramset. The result: a multitude of good routes carefully engineered so that every ascent is a first ascent i.e. all the holds break all the time. The procedure for doing new routes is as follows. Put on a blindfold, rap down, drilling at random. Carry a sack of rocks to place on holds so that every ascentionist gets a “unique” experience and every belayer gets a discount lobotomy. Remember, leading is the way to go here as the only other access to the chains is by jumping off the top and grabbing them on the way past. &lt;br/&gt;If you haven't got the message, the rock here is loose, and small and large chunks can and do come off - be warned. Oh, and take the stars with a grain of salt too (or perhaps some crumbly dolerite flakes instead?)." name="Waterworks Quarry" rock="Slabby, chossy, quarried dolerite" sun="Afternoon sun" walk="30 seconds" id="1"/><image noPrint="false" src="Waterworks1.jpg" width="700" id="2" legend="true" legendTitle="Twilight Groping Area" legendx="10" legendy="10"><legend>3</legend><legend>4</legend><legend>7</legend></image><climb extra="" grade="17" length="7m" name="Justin’s Crack" number="1." stars="*" id="3" fa=" Justin Kennedy.">Trad >Warning - extremely dangerous loose rock above. Description included here for historical record only. 
Trad climbing at the Waterworks! The thin line to the S-shaped crack 20m L of Twilight Groping. Take some small cams for the crack. Walk off at far L of cliff.</climb><climb extra="2Þ" grade="21" guide.action="submit" guide.id="2" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="7m" name="Spiderman’s Arsehole" number="2." stars="" id="4" fa="Jon Tiller, Nov 1991.">Start just R of Justin’s Crack. Follow thin face on tweaky holds, clipping the carrot bolt near Justin’s Crack. The crux starts at the second bolt (again, no bracket). </climb><climb extra="3Þ" grade="17" length="10m" name="Don't Buy a Cheap Ryobi" number="" stars="" id="5" fa="A. Lewis and T. Helleman, June, 2009.">Start just left of Twilight Groping at a tree. Climb the face past 3 U's to a chain. Stays left of Twilight Groping the whole way, and avoids the easier (and chossier) left arête. </climb><climb extra="3Þ" grade="17" length="10m" name="Twilight Groping" number="" stars="" id="6" fa="Richard Marshall, May 1989.">3 U bolts up the slab to the L of The Eye-Bolt Route with crux at the crux. Use lower-off on DBACR. </climb><climb extra="3Þ" grade="12" guide.action="submit" guide.id="3" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Eye Bolt Route" number="3." stars="*" id="7">Classic face climbing. 3 U-bolts plus a lower-off. Probably the best beginner's lead in Hobart.</climb><climb extra="3Þ" grade="15" length="11m" name="Weetbix" number="" stars="*" id="8" fa="E Jones, T Gilbert and G Abell, 14 Nov 2009.">2-3m right of the Eye Bolt Route. Up dark slabby rock past 3 U-bolts. Lower off has now been moved L, the route finishes straight up and is quite fun at the grade. </climb><image noPrint="false" src="Waterworks2.jpg" width="700" id="9" legend="true" legendTitle="Waterworks Main Face" legendx="10" legendy="10"><legend>11</legend><legend>12</legend><legend>13</legend><legend>15</legend><legend>16</legend><legend>17</legend><legend>18</legend></image><climb extra="3Þ" grade="12" guide.action="submit" guide.id="4" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="8m" name="Five Four" number="" stars="" id="10" fa=" Jon Tiller, Aug 1993.">Start 10m L of Bastard Cancer. Up slab into corner past 3 bolts to lower-off. Good for beginners! </climb><climb extra="4Þ" grade="18" guide.action="submit" guide.id="5" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="15m" name="Death Unto Racists" number="4." stars="" id="11" fa="Jon Tiller, Aug 1993.">Start 2m L of Bastard Cancer. Up left side of face. 4 bolts plus lower off. </climb><climb extra="4Þ" grade="19" length="15m" name="Bastard Cancer" number="5." stars="*" id="12" fa="Richard Marshall, Feb 1987.">The arête left of the big slab. Most ascents start up the corner to the immediate right. 4 bolts led up right side of face to shared lower off. </climb><climb extra="5Þ" grade="18" guide.action="submit" guide.id="7" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="20m" name="Phantom Stone Thrower" number="6." stars="*" id="13" fa="Jon Tiller, Sep 1993.">Start 3m R of Bastard Cancer. Tricky slab climbing, moving L into the groove at the very top. 5 BRs plus lower off. </climb><climb extra="5Þ" grade="19" length="15m" name="Ruddiocracy" number="6a." stars="*" id="14" fa="Guy Abell &amp; Emlyn Jones, Mar 2010">Start immediately R of PST, climbing just to the L of the bolts. Exciting climbing with some thin moves. May still shed a little rock so belayer beware!.  5 U-bolts plus lower off. </climb><climb extra="7Þ" grade="24" guide.action="submit" guide.id="8" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="20m" name="Les Grands Ensembles" number="7." stars="**" id="15" fa="Richard Cockerill, May 2000.">Starts 5m to the R of Phantom Stone Thrower (under L end of roof) and follows a line of bolts up to the chain at the top of TdF (the last bolt is not visible from the ground). Thin slabbing. </climb><climb extra="7Þ" grade="26" guide.action="submit" guide.id="9" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="20m" name="Tour de France" number="8." stars="*" id="16" fa="Hamish Jackson, Sep 1994.">The line of bolts up the big slab 2m R of LGE. A well known test piece, originally bolted by Justin Kennedy and Richard Marshall circa 1987 but not climbed free until 1994. More good thin slabbing, but it's a bit contrived in spots. Difficult last clip, and the hanger is missing off the first bolt. </climb><climb extra="9Þ" grade="20" guide.action="submit" guide.id="11" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="20m" name="Serial Driller" number="9." stars="***" id="17" fa="John Domeney, Dec 1993.">Magic climbing. Follow the steel to the R of Tour. Start at the layback crack (blue spray paint arrow) and trend L at the top to the chain in the middle of the face. </climb><climb extra="9Þ" grade="20" guide.action="submit" guide.id="12" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="20m" name="Open Festering Wounds" number="10." stars="**" id="18" fa="John Domeney, Jan 1994.">Start as for Serial Driller. Move R at the third bolt and up past six more to a chain. </climb><image noPrint="false" src="Waterworks3.jpg" width="700" id="19" legend="true" legendx="10" legendy="10" legendTitle="Jesus Area"><legend>20</legend><legend>22</legend><legend>23</legend><legend>24</legend><legend>25</legend><legend>26</legend><legend>27</legend><legend>28</legend></image><climb extra="4Þ" grade="23" guide.action="submit" guide.id="13" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Sequels of the Light" number="11." stars="*" id="20" fa="Evan Peacock, Dec 1992.">At the R end of the crag is a short buttress. Start at the corner at the L end of this. Up the corner then continue with some tricky moves past the overlap. Lower-off is over on the back (best to abseil off this to clean the route, as the top is quite loose). </climb><text class="text" id="21">If you're bored (well, you're at Waterworks, right?) it is possible to do the following linkup at 22/23: Start up Sequels and move R at the overlap into Pathetic Nongs, finishing as for that route.</text><climb extra="4Þ" grade="23" guide.action="submit" guide.id="14" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Pathetic Nongs Steal Hangers, Yes I’m Talking to You Arsehole" number="12." stars="**" id="22" fa="A. Rosa, Oct 1992.">Very nice, balancey, climbing up the groove just R of SOTL. The last bolt often sees epic clipping attempts from frustrated leaders (use a small biner). </climb><climb extra="4Þ" grade="20" guide.action="submit" guide.id="14" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Oh Joyous Lobotomy" number="13." stars="*" id="23">"A route in the classic tradition of Waterworks Quarry. A route that will warm the hearts and minds of repeat ascentionists, chill them to the bone and make them sick to their stomachs. This route epitomises its creators hedonistic and sociopathic style and is a textbook case of man against rock, rock against gravity and gravity against the combined forces of Ramset and Ryobi. 
The first bolt, with its stark placement and uncompromising height off the deck, deftly describes mans inhumanity to man. It is also a vivid phallic symbol graphically outlining the first ascentionists subconscious insecurity about the size of his bit. The moves up the wall above form an abstract modern dance that brings to mind images of East European conflict especially the side-pull which is the key to reaching the third bolt and a new round of Geneva peace talks. A man will always return to old stomping grounds and search for his roots; pulling up on the crucial razor sharp undercut one can almost feel them. The heady aroma of vast African plains drifts tantalisingly through ones nostrils and momentarily the mists of time part, you run, then walk, then crawl back down the evolutionary chain until an apelike heave sends you scurrying up and over the crux. You pause to appreciate the moment and the true symbolism of the metaphor, but a glance at the vacant expanse looming high to the left tells you the best is still to come". John Domeney, Sep 1993.
Many have puzzled over this eclectic description, but most have scratched their heads and abandoned their search for the elusive climb, believing it to be a complete figment of John's fertile imagination. The best bet is you traverse L after the 3rd bolt on TWMD, and surmount the overlap via another (hidden) bolt over the lip to the lower-off. Enjoy!</climb><climb extra="4Þ" grade="18" guide.action="submit" guide.id="16" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Trad Wankers Must Die" number="14." stars="**" id="24" fa="J.Domeney, S.Stojanovski, Oct 1992.">Looks like a pile of choss, particularly in the region near the overlap. In fact, it is quite safe. Climb up the loose pedestal and through shattered rock to a move R at the third bolt, then on to more solid ground to the lower-off. </climb><climb extra="5Þ" grade="23" guide.action="submit" guide.id="17" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Urban Renewal" number="15." stars="**" id="25" fa="Evan Peacock, Dec 1992.">Harder than it looks and prone to spitting climbers off like flies. Start immediately to the R of TWMD. Straight up the corner diagonally L, finishing up Trad Wankers. </climb><climb extra="5Þ" grade="19" guide.action="submit" guide.id="18" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Drilling in the Name of" number="16." stars="*" id="26" fa="John Domeney, Dec 1993.">Start up Urban Renewal to the third BR, move R past 2 more to finish at the Jesus chain. </climb><climb extra="5Þ" grade="15" guide.action="submit" guide.id="19" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Resurrection" number="17." stars="*" id="27" fa="OCCG (Old Codgers Climbing Group) 2005.">Takes a line between DITNO and Jesus, covering the line of another route that fell down... Climb to the 3rd bolt of Jesus and trend L past 2 more to finish as for DITNO. </climb><climb extra="4Þ" grade="17" guide.action="submit" guide.id="19" guide.page="0" guide.type="climb" length="10m" name="Jesus Built My Hammer Drill" number="18." stars="**" id="28" fa="John Domeney, Oct 1992.">The cliff classic - a chameleon of a route, changing all the time. The grade is anything from 14 to 20, presently about 17-18. At the RH end of the climbable rock are 4 bolts plus a lower off, with actually some decent moves in between. </climb></guide>