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  <header access="NB The road to the Walls (Mersey Forest Road) is closed  beyond the intersection with Lake McKenzie Road due to a washout (Aug 2016). The closure affects access to Lakes Rowallan and Parangana and the access hiking tracks into the Walls of Jerusalem and Lees Paddocks, and the Arm River Camp/Track. Repairs may take up to two years....&lt;br/&gt;For queries on road/track closures  call Great Western Tiers Field Centre on 03 67012104 or Forestry Tasmania on (03) 6350 6466.&lt;br/&gt;From Deloraine, follow the B12 through Mole Creek and take the Mersey Forest Road (C138, then C171) to Lake Rowallan. A gravel spur road on the L just after the Fish River leads to the carpark. From Devonport, follow the B14 south for 31 km to Sheffield and take the Claude Road (C136) towards Gowrie Park.  About 7km further on, turn L onto the C138 and head south for about another 20km till you join the Mole Creek Road and the C171 to the Walls. Don’t leave valuables in parked vehicles as break-ins have occurred at the Walls of Jerusalem car park. There is no public transport to this park. &lt;br/&gt;Follow the Horse Track up through wet sclerophyll forest for about one hour to the re-built Trappers Hut and continue up on a well constructed track past the Solomons Jewels to Herods Gate at the western entrance to the main valley of the Walls, about two hours from the road head and about 6.6kms in distance. &lt;br/&gt;To the right is the towering West Wall, topped by the highest peak in the Central Plateau area, King David’s Peak (1499m). For the Damascus Gate, continue for about another 3km across the marshy plain and climb up about 500m to the track junction at the Pass. &lt;br/&gt;Camping is restricted to the hardened camping platforms at Wild Dog Creek (toilet provided), just before entering Herods Gate. Huts are in poor condition and are suitable for emergency shelter only. A National Parks Pass is required by all visitors to the area. &lt;br/&gt;For further information, see Walls of Jerusalem Map and Notes  (TASMAP 1:25 000),  &quot;Day Walks, Tasmania&quot; and/or &quot;Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair, and Walls of Jerusalem National Parks&quot; (2009), both by John Chapman, Monica Chapman and John Siseman, or the Parks and Wild Life Service web site : &lt;br/&gt;" acknowledgement="Compiled by Tony McKenny from CCT circulars, with additional information from Peter McHugh, Peter Jackson and Geoff Batten." history="" intro="The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is located on  the northwest edge of the Central Plateau and consists of five main dolerite peaks with a wide open grassy plateau between, dotted with small tarns, glacial moraines  and pencil pine groves. It forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is a mecca for local and visiting bushwalkers. The environment here is particularly fragile so please stick to the principals of minimum impact bushwalking and climbing (no bolting for example) This is also a “stove-only area”." name="Walls of Jerusalem" rock="Alpine dolerite" sun="Mixed sun and shade" walk="3 hours uphill walk" id="1" camping="" autonumber="false"/>
  <text class="heading3" id="2">West Wall</text>
  <climb id="14" stars="" extra="" number="" name="Shibboleth" length="120 m" grade="13" fa="Jack Prowse, Lawrence Wonhas, Nov 2023">A pleasant adventure in a beautiful place. Has the usual trappings of such a route. Takes the RH side of first prominent buttress on the NE face of King David’s peak. Line-in-profile visible from Wild Dog Creek &lt;br/&gt;1. 30m Up short handcrack, towards R side of base of buttress, then into loose section, then up slab to belay below wide flared crack.&lt;br/&gt;2. 20m step right then carefully up loose then easy ground. Up wall on L then up to next ledge&lt;br/&gt;3. 20m up chimney feature to the left of P3 belay to large terrace.&lt;br/&gt;4. 25m cross terrace. Up wide left leaning corner. Up steep vegetation then up #4 crack to horrendous mantle into scrub. Up scrubby corner to bollard belay. &lt;br/&gt;5. 25 m step R of top of bollard to exposed ledge. Up beautiful and steep V groove to top, negotiating with a bush on the way.&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="12?" length="75m" name="Pythagoras" number="" stars="" id="3" fa="P. amd C. Hekman, 1968.">Takes the RH of two prominent diagonal lines on the West Wall, about opposite the Pool of Bethesda.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="14" length="" name="Judas" number="" stars="" id="4" fa="M. Tillema and G. Batten 1968.">Follows a prominent crack line on the RH side of the large scree couloir centrally situated on the West Wall. Loose.</climb>
  <text class="text" id="5">The Buttress just to the L (south) of the scree slope was attempted by K. Sparreboom and M. Douglas about the same time.</text>
  <climb extra="" grade="15?" length="78m" name="Magdelena&apos;s Crack" number="" stars="" id="6" fa="G. Batten and M. Tillema, Easter 1969.">A large obvious crack on the West Wall, about 50m L (south) of Esau. 1. 30m. Up wall inside the crack to large ledge on R. 2. 23m. Climb from ledge diagonally to the L for 10m. Traverse R and continue up wall to large platform inside the crack. 3. 25m. Climb up crack (very narrow) until under a large overhanging chockstone. Climb over this and layback to the platform above.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="12?" length="85m" name="Esau" number="" stars="" id="7" fa="G. Batten and M. Rockcliffe, Easter 1968.">Climb the prominent cleft in the northern end of the Damascus Buttress (i.e. that part of the West Wall above Damascus Gate). The obvious crack line leads to a ledge about three quarters of the way up. From the ledge there are two options - the somewhat tricky dark wall or the chicken run up a chimney to the right of the dark wall .</climb>
  <image noPrint="false" src="Esau 3with lines McHugh.JPG" width="400" id="8" height="594"/>
  <climb extra="" grade="12?" length="85m" name="Esau Varient" number="" stars="" id="9" fa="G. Batten and M. Tillema, 1968.">Takes a line up the sub-buttress alongside the cleft, then finshes up Esau.</climb>
  <climb extra="" grade="18" length="50m" name="Kneebone of an Ass" number="" stars="" id="10" fa="D. Gilliatt and P. Dolan, 3 Feb 1989.">From Damascus Gate, walk up towards the prominent scree shute. Once on the scree, head L (south) round the base of the rock past writing on the wall ("Nasser's Fall"). Continue up scree to bottom of prominent gully. The climb starts on face 2m R of the middle of gully. 1. 35m 14. Climb face then step L into middle of the gully. Scramble up to chimney at the back of the gully. Over block, then round then up over another on R. Traverse R on sloping ledges, then up to green ramp. 2. 15m 18. Face R of horrible perched blocks, then traverse L and up. Sloping block on R, then overhanging block to ledges. Wander through scrub, then up green ramp which leads R. Finish up anything.</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="11">East Wall</text>
  <text class="text" id="12">There is one recorded climb on the East Wall, on the discontinuous buttress below the south summit of the Wall, in a scrubby gully.</text>
  <climb extra="" grade="14" length="100m" name="Ogwen" number="" stars="" id="13" fa="Peter Jackson and Noel Ward, Dec 1983.">1. Ascend the groove for approx. 20m, then straight up to belay below a small headwall. 2. Up headwall to the L of the belay to a broad ledge. 3. Up the twin cracks (crux) for about 6m to a ledge - up the next wall to belay in the corner. 4. Move to the R around the south arête of the corner to the top.</climb>