A recent severe wind related weather event has resulted in multiple trees falling across the track which accesses Mt Roland cliffs. Of concern, is that there are many "widow maker" branches hanging, waiting for an unsuspecting person to walk underneath. There is a very high risk of one of these branches falling without notice. It is recommended to avoid the area for a couple of months to allow the forces of gravity and changing winds to do their work in bringing some of these branches down to earth. Some track clearing with a chainsaw has commenced - more will be done when time permits.
I've not been to the Knuckle before, so anyone with some experience there would be greatly appreciated. I am wondering if it might be in condition by Monday 13th.
I've been looking at the Stacks Bluff forecast; not sure if there is a more suitable one. Looks like all the precipitation leading up to Monday is probably snow, rather than rain, which on a South facing slope that is mostly water ice, I wonder if this will not work well. There are strong southerly winds all week, however they seem to improve somewhat by Monday.
https://www.willyweather.com.au/tas/northern/stacks-bluff.html (Willy weather less optimistic about how cold it is going to be)
Forgot my shoes at Blackwood Rocks last Saturday 19 March at Blackwood Rocks at McGifford's Edge (right under Aperitif) if anyone has found them please please let me know.
I found a watch at lassies wall on Sunday. If it is yours let us know and
I can post it to you or I can drop it off at the gym.
TheSarvo appears to be lacking in a guide for (Northern) Badgers beyond a mere mention in Other Northern Crags. TheCrag has a list of climbs in the area but a bit short on detailed beta for which crag is which.
I don't have access to my copy of Climb Northern Tas so I don't know what's in there or how up-to-date that is.
Anyone on here with the goss for the area and happy for me to pick their brains?? GPS coords of which wall is where from TheCrag.com mostly.
Hi all, it's with great sadness that I have to say I seem to have lost a rope on the pipes. Annoyingly it's hard for me to pin down where and when. Likely in the last 3 weeks and around heat is most likely or perhaps the pinnacle Road car park.
Keen to know if one has been found. Black singing rock rope bag - simple back pack style and a 60m bicolour TC pro rope, green.
Hopefully a resolution to the mystery is to be found.
The sign re- Peregrine falcons at the left hand end of the Panopticon has been taken down and is stored under Bentham Wall, ready for next year.
BTW, last two weekends at the Panopticon we have had big brown ticks on us, maybe due to the wetter than average spring/summer rains - worth checking after a session up there.
Just letting people know that there is a birds nest 1m right of the climb Princess.
The nest is at the 2nd bolt. I think it would be good to have a climbing ban on this route and Nefarious until they have gone away.
If some one wants to post this on the crag as well as Facebook that would be great.
We should probably also put a tag on the 1st bolt as well.
Hi all! Hobart City Council Bushcare and Crag Care are running a Freuhauf working bee this Sunday (28th) from 9.30am to 12 noon! There's still spots so come along! We'll be weeding and looking afer reveg. Register here: https://wildcaretas.org.au/event/1000001893/
Please note Freuy will be closed during the working bee!
Since the houses have been built on top of Fruehy it doesn't stop seeping. Even after small rains it takes forever to dry. The reason is that the water drainage from the roads and houses directs all the water on top of the cliff. So instead of the grassy area that used to soak up all the water we now have a rivulet draining onto the climbs. Half of the cliff has been unclimbable most of days in the last weeks (and not just because of the rainy days). Is there anyone with a good connection to the council to achieve that the drainage gets redirected a bit further away from the climbs? Or do we have to dig a trench ourselves? Our afterwork cliff has been pretty busy lately but there were only about 3.5 climbable routes.
Hi team, would anyone have objections to me replacing the tat at the top of third bird with rap anchors? Someone may have already done it, thought I'd put it on my to do list this season
- You'll also need to sign up to be a Wildcare member, if you haven't already, so that you're covered for insurance purposes: https://wildcaretas.org.au/join/
Trad rack and other gear lost, probably on South Bruny, by two impoverished student in the last couple of weeks . Reward to finders of course - any info would also be welcome. Post a contact here if you can help.