National Parks, Wellington Park, and some other climbing areas closed until further notice

Blog from May, 2019

Adventures at the Edge of the World - the epic story of Tasmanian climbing - is getting closer to print stage. This 540 page coffee table book on Tassie climbing has over 600 photos and 113 articles on the epic adventures of pioneer climbers. We should be able to go to print in early July, have a book by September and a book launch in October! Stay tuned for details of a crowd fund campaign in July. Simon Bischoff and I would love your support and need 200 people to pre-purchase the book via the crowd fund at $80 each, just to put a 50% deposit at the printing company. I'm hoping the whole Australian climbing community gets behind us as it will be of interest to all climbers, not just us Taswegians, as Simon's photos are stunning, and the stories are very inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and please support the crowd fund in July. 

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Eldon Bluff.

G'day.

Just wondering if anyone had a copy of the old Rock mag with Bob McMahon's article about a route he did out on Eldon Bluff, would love to have a read or get a scan. 
Anyone who has been out that way I would love to have a yarn about it. 

Cheers.

Max.

Found: prescription sunglasses in hard case, at base of Tarzan, Balconies in BBQ area, Sand River. 

Bare Rock Access

Reposted for Andrew, 

Bare Rock Access

Hi all, just a quick message to say that, due to increased traffic (and 8 years since I last properly fixed it), we are now at the point of having to do major repairs to the access road over the next few weeks. This work started today.

Part of the process is that (once we do all the drainage and then put the road material down) the material used needs to get quite wet (proper rain) and then dry for a number of days before it properly 'sets'. To use it before then will result in heaps of damage / erosion and us then needing to redo the whole thing. This will be quite a pricey project, so I am keen to not do it twice!

As such, can I please ask that any parties coming to Bare Rock over the next few weeks park at the very bottom of the driveway (just before the steep 'pinch' bit; about 200m from the white gate) and walk up the remainder of the way. Alternatively, you can drive to the top from Avoca or from West of Fingal at the roadwork site office.

Please also be sure to keep the neighbours road access clear at all times. This is essential.

I will post again when all is good, the road has dried and access can revert back to normal. Until then, thanks so much in anticipation of you all helping to look after what will hopefully be a much-improved drive to the cliff!?

Thanks again....

Andrew & Alanna

From a Parks facebook post:

Facilities and walking tracks at Remarkable Cave to be upgraded

The Remarkable Cave site in the Tasman National Park will get a complete facelift, with new elevated pedestrian walkways to be installed, improvements made to vehicle parking and rehabilitation of the escarpment to protect the surrounding environment and improve sustainability.

Works will include an upgrade to 3.7km of walking track at Remarkable Cave, Crescent Bay and Mt Brown. Crescent Bay is a hidden gem on the Peninsula and this new track will make it more accessible, with Mt Brown as an exciting side trip.

The Remarkable Cave site and the track from Remarkable Cave to Crescent Bay and Mt Brown is expected to be closed from 1 May – 1 October 2019 to ensure public safety during construction. Work has been timed to avoid the peak visitor period.

These upgrades will allow visitors to enjoy better facilities and improved short and part-day walks to spectacular coastal locations in the area, while better protecting the environment as visitor numbers increase.