Sandy Bay Road needs larger gear fro the whole route, not just the first 8m (depending on your own comfort level). There are limited placements smaller than #4 anywhere on the route
It was originally climbed by Les with hexs and slings, but I guess times have changed. I wouldn't call it "Trad heaven, a fabulous pitch" as in the guide though. There are more enjoyable cracks.
I've updated the route so it is clearer now.
I got loads of smaller gear in along the way but you are right #4's is the key. I usually walk a #4 for the whole route leaving smaller gear along the way but if you had 5x #4's you could just lead the route with those.
I love this route, trad heaven is a good description in my option
Ripped one of the better holds off the first pitch of Tularaemia today, between the 7th and 8th bolt. The pitch is no easier as a result.
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