Hi Everyone

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.

 

 

CLIMB TASMANIA GUIDEBOOK REVIEW by Simon Mentz.
Here is what one of the authors of the Mt Arapiles guidebook, Simon Mentz, thinks of the new Tassie guidebook. Please share this to as many of your friends as you can. Thankyou
CLIMB TASMANIA (3rd Edition) by Gerry Narkowicz
Review by Simon Mentz
For an old jaded climber like me, seeing the latest edition of Climb Tasmania was the shot in the arm that I needed. This isn't just a reprint of the former excellent guide with a few extra titbits thrown in, but a complete re-working of the book... new layout, new topos, new maps, new photos, new crags.
Unfortunately, Hillwood has gone due to access problems, but at least low to mid-end climbers can enjoy the inclusion of Sand River, a friendly sport climbing area not too far from Hobart. Among the other more significant areas to debut in this edition is Cloudy Bay down on Bruny Island which hosts a bunch of moderate sport routes in a seaside setting. I was glad to see the inclusion of Fruehauf, which despite being a chipped quarry is still a worthwhile place to spend a few hours when the weather is crap on 'the Pipes' above Hobart. Boulderers haven't been forgotten either with 14 pages dedicated to various pockets of bouldering scattered around the state (but you will need to do a bit more research if bouldering is all that you do).
The new layout and graphics are pleasing to the eye and also make this guide both user-friendly and appealing to read. And there is plenty to read! Gerry's love of the history of Tassie climbing shines through with not only a History Timeline at the start of the book, but a history chapter for each area and finally 'Star Wars'... a piss-take of the characters, the development, the ethics and the fueds that have dominated the Tassie climbing scene over the last few decades.
Visually the guide is well served by a variety of photographers, but in particular the work of Simon Bischoff lifts the book to world-class level with his cliff photos and action shots. The designer Boris Petrack has matched the cliff photos with topo graphics to convey all the necessary information in a clean and attractive way. Print quality is superb and many enjoyable hours can be spent pouring over the cliff photos and excellent maps to familiarise yourself with each area.
There is an abundance of updated and re-worked information in this book, much of which is far more detailed than what appeared in earlier editions. Gerry has called on a host of people to write and update different regions and this will be particularly appreciated by climbers launching onto those cliffs where route descriptions and topos were seriously lacking. Climbs such as the Candlestick and the Geryon Traverse now have far more detail for those wishing to tackle them. These climbs however remain very serious adventures (despite their relatively low grades) and shouldn't be underestimated.
I suspect there are a bunch of other more-subtle elements to this book which I have failed to mention, but which I will come to appreciate over time. One element that did jump out was the inclusion of yellow boxes which tell a bit more story behind iconic Tasmanian climbs, which was a nice way of injecting a bit of character into those pages dominated by dry route descriptions.
While I might question the allocation of stars occasionally, particularly by a handful of first ascentionists getting carried away with their latest creations, such gripes are not really worth mentioning in a book of this magnitude. There is little doubt that Gerry has done Tassie climbing proud, along with everyone else who has contributed to it.
Fortunately, the book is out just in time for the upcoming Tassie climbing season, so treat yourself and/or a friend by buying a copy and start planning your next climbing holiday to the magic island state.
You can order Climb Tasmania online from climbtasmania.com.au $64.95 plus $10 postage.

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!

Drainage above Fruehauf

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 

Our first Crag Care Organ Pipes working bee!
We need volunteers to help carry out track work to manage erosion around Flange and Northern Buttress on Sunday 14 November. The Hobart City Council Bushcare program will provide the training and tools, you bring the psyche (and also drinking water, covered shoes, snacks/lunch etc.)!
Registrations will be essential for this one. 
  1. 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/
       2. Click 'Join this branch' on our Crag Care Tasmania branch page after you join.
       3. Register for the even on our branch page via this link: https://wildcaretas.org.au/event/1000001884/
See you there!
Lost Gear

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.

Thanks

2 karabiners (one with tape on it) found below Right Tower at the Panopticon yesterday (Tuesday 28th Sept). Post a contact if they are yours, will arrange to get them  back to you.

BTW, the falcons may be nesting again further up the valley - we have put up the "Climbers please keep out" sign as usual,  and ask climbers to avoid that area (left hand end) of the crag for the next few weeks.

Please post your questions here.

We'll collate your questions. What we can't answer this evening we will address at a future forum.

CCt Forum

Hi folks, the CCT will be holding a couple of forums in the next week to discuss some important developments for Tasmanian climbing.  Please come along and join the discussion.  If you can't make either of these events there will be more coming up. 

 11/9/21 Beta Park (Launceston) 8.30am to 10am

Name this seastack

I'm looking for the name of this particular seastack which is near The Lanterns, Tasman Peninsula. Rocks are the subject of my paintings and I'd like to give it the correct title.  Thought it might be Cathedral rock but not sure. Can anyone help me out? Robyn

robynharman.com    Rock 2.jpg

If you were the last person at risdon boulder, you know who you are shame on you. I'm happy however to accept an ignorance plea,

so im going to offer some education free of charge. here in tasmania we use brushes to remove our tick marks, if the tick marks are as long as you arm, like some of them were at risdon could i suggest a really big brush, alternatively do small tick marks and give me all the chalk your saving and desperate to use up. if your poor feel free to let me know id happily donate a brush to your poor arse cause, as would many more should they be made aware of your plight.

many thanks in advance for your improvement in behaviour.

 

 

 

 

 

Hello,

Looking for accredited instructor for sport rock climbing in Hobart or Freycinet area.

Interested in learning safety, make and clean anchors, abseiling and other skills to sport climb safe.

My name is Felipe and I live in Hobart, my email is felipe@felipedarin.com.au 

Thanks! 

 

Dear climbers, please support the crowd fund for the awesome new guidebook showcasing 1300 climbs at our 35 best cliffs. Most crags have been re-photographed so the topos look fantastic, new graphic design, 7 new crags including Flinders island and hundreds of action shots by Simon Bischoff. Out in November with book launch events at Beta park in Launceston and Rock It Gym in Hobart. Thanks for your support.

https://www.pozible.com/profile/climb-tasmania

Hi team, lost a single miura at Mersey Cliffs. Possibly under the 26 on the first buttress. If found its worn but living partner would love to be reunited