Isaac Lethborg has climbed an amazing new route at South Sister, and it is without doubt, the steepest dolerite route I've ever seen in Tasmania. It's called Out of The Shadows (25) and is located at a new crag called Pole 62. Discovered by Gerry Narkowicz and bolted in a joint effort with Isaac, Gerry sieged it many times before giving up and handing it over to Isaac for the first ascent. A rope hanging from the lip hangs 15m clear, and the climbing is characterised by large holds on fiercely overhanging ground, with a pronounced crux at the lip. The rock quality is superb, though the cliff looks a bit black and ugly.
The route is worthy of a visit when in the South Sister area, or on the way out to Teapot Rocks, or even just passing through on the way to Freycinet.
On the approach to Teapot Rocks the good forestry road turns into a rough 4WD track. At this junction, follow the powerline easement on the right for about 400m to telegraph pole number 62. In the vicinity of this pole, locate a yellow tagged and cairned track on the right. Follow this for 10 minutes up to the crag and climb the fully bolted, gobsmacking central line.Pole 62.jpg