Blog from January, 2018

New Routes 2018

Found a pair of size 38 TC Pro's at the top of Atlantis at Lost World this week. Get in touch if you think they're yours. cameronsemple5 at

From the Bushcare guys:

To continue the fantastic work completed by the climbing community and the City of Hobart at Fruehauf last year, the first Cragcare session for 2018 is on soon!

Come and lend a hand if you’re keen to be involved in caring for this popular crag.

Where: Fruehauf Crag, Tara Street, Hobart Rivulet Park, South Hobart.

When: Saturday 24 February, 2-4 pm.

Please note the cliff will be unavailable for climbing during the working bee for volunteer safety.

What will we be doing? Removing planting bags, hand weeding and tidying the base of the crag.

What should you bring? If you’re keen to help out with weeding, please wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes.

We’ll have a cuppa and bikkies at the end to celebrate our hard work – if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bushcare activities are cancelled on days of total fire ban, high winds or heavy rain.

You’ll need to register as a volunteer with the City of Hobart (it’s easy!). For volunteering information contact or call on 6238 2884.



If you have any questions please contact us.


We will promote the activity on the Bushcare Facebook page closer to the event.





Sjaan Field
Bushcare Coordinator | Parks and City Amenity

50 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7000 |
Telephone (03) 6238 2884 



Cam found on Mt Geryon

Hi all,

I retrieved a cam from the south peak of Mt Geryon a few days ago. It looks fairly new. If its yours send me a message and I'll get it back to you.



Metolius Ropemaster rope bag. Inspired by the spawning of Pacific Salmon.




Found gear

Sling and krabs found at Fru last Wed, 3rd Jan. Contact me for return.

Yep, another Candlestick post. We attempted the Original Route on Thursday. All went relatively smoothly until the third of our party of 3 started heading up the start of the third pitch. The chimney is quite deep and wide and has a sloping base exiting next to the belay ledge here. Not exactly sure what triggered it, but a rock let go towards the bottom of this which must have been holding up a whole heap of others which all proceeded to spew out and down the rest of the route and into the water. Our parties climber swung away towards the crack that the gear was in to the right as they let go and luckily escaped major injury. Still had a badly bruised/crushed toe and some other knocks to the legs. Enough that we aborted our attempt for the summit.

Anyway, it probably goes without saying, but anyone heading there should continue to be vigilant about loose rock. We were too preoccupied with bailing to have a look down the second pitch to see if much rock settled there, or if anything else was knocked loose down lower, but the second half of the second pitch was already pretty loose.

PS. We also retrieved a thick orange rope that was tied into the anchors at the top of the third pitch and hanging down this route. Maybe someone forgot to untie the initial tyrol before the last came over?? Anyway, it was too heavy to carry back so if anyone wants it, we left it coiled under the trees near the rap anchor on the mainland.

Found gear

Found some stuff at Flange buttress yesterday. Slings, ATC etc. anybody lost some gear?

candlestick alternative route

apologies if this topic gets dug up boringly on a regular basis.

great day on candlestick yesterday. pipped at the post by some mainlanders to  do the regular route. not inclined to do the 18 option with the bolts at the base as it seems like  an epic magnet. Thought the crack straight across from the mainland ledge (swim start) looked doable.  climbed it from the very far left end of the big ledge (where you start regular route). Thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't understand how i'd never done it before or why its not the modern way to do the candle stick.

I had a recollection that someone had posted on thesarvo about doing it. Maybe even roger parkyn just a couple of years ago

Its way too obvious that no-one would have ever climbed it. There was a carabiner on a ledge near the top but thats not saying much.


i've attached a photo so people can see it. It looks a touch wandery but climbed well this way.

 i couldn't find reference to it via search bar on thesarvo but maybe didn't look hard enough.

whos dun it?

Brian Proudlock

Brian Proudlock 16.6.1934 - 21.12.2017

The CCT heard just before Christmas of the death of fellow climber, Brian Proudlock.

Brian  walked and climbed extensively in Tasmania, putting up first ascents on the Organ Pipes and in the wilderness, notably on Precipitous Bluff. He was a founding member of both the Sydney and Tasmanian Climbing Clubs and was known in the climbing world as a raconteur and teller of jokes round the campfire.

Our condolences have been sent to his family.

Vale Brian

Climbing Partners wanted

Hey all, Long shot at what i am after here but have a read if it intrigues you.

late 20's male is seeking climbing partners of a similar age/mentality in the Hobart region.

I am not into the whole climbing heals the soul type mentality, nor the hey we have a regular climbing group, the more the merier replies. If you are a bit of a lone wolf then this is aimed at you.

i can sport to mid 20's and trad around 20 when invested, however am away for work lots. (away now, not climbed in 6 months). 

i really dont mind what skill level you are at, never climbed outdoors? no problems, get yourself some shoes and i will cover the rest of the gear and teach you what you need to know. it is the attitude i am searching for.

so, if you are a no nonsense, lets snap some necks and cash some cheques type of person who is interested in hitting up quick missions to freufreu, waterworks or the pipes before getting back to the real world then get in touch.

i doubt you are out there, but its worth a shot.

transationsrule (at) or replies here.


Hello climbers

I used to live in Tassie and I just got back in Hobart for 3 weeks of holidays.

I wish I could climb as much as I can while I'm down under, but my mates are a bit busy at work :) so looking for more people to have fun of the rock!

I have all the gears with me if necessary. 

If you're keen let's go climbing anywhere and anytime until 17th of Jan :)

I'm also very keen for multiple days trips.

You can  contact me via whatsapp: +27 81 391 6897

By phone at : +33 7 67 32 42 31

Or by email


Happy new year to everyone, wish you beautiful adventures on the rock!



 Hi all,

Back in Hobart from the Bluies for a brief visit and seeking climbing partner for occasional days between 2nd and 13th Jan.

Day trips only so any sport Hobart climbing (even quarries) would be fine. However I'm also really keen to check out Sand River and Paradiso.

I'm an excellent belayer, leading mid 20s have gri gri, rope, all sports climbing gear and vehicle.

Send me a txt on 0448 463 078 if you're interested.