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  <header id="76" name="Bluff River" walk="1-5 min" sun="Mixed" rock="Sandstone" intro="The Bluff River Gorge, north of Buckland, has a bunch of OK sandstone boulders. The area has potential for at least 50 problems, but a fair bit of cleaning is required. Unfortunately the lichen is already starting to come back on some of the boulders - the area needs much more traffic." access="From Hobart drive to Sorell and then take the East Coast Highway towards Orford. At Buckland turn left and drive 12.8km. Turn right on the first road after the road becomes gravel (there is now a cairn here to mark the turn). Drive 1.2km down this road to where a sandy track goes right (there is also now a cairn here to mark the turn). NOTE: it may be you can&apos;t drive down here anymore, which really diminishes the attraction... Head down the sandy track for 1.4km. Ignore the first scrappy bits of rock on the left, and go another 100-200m to where you can see some decent sized boulders down to the left, which should be the Trench area. You can park right above the climbing, after about an hours driving from Hobart." acknowledgement="" history="" camping="" autonumber="false"/>
  <gps id="77" kml="">
    <point code="BLB010" description="The Trench" easting="0554996" northing="5292872" height="0" zone="55G" latitude="-42.51457" longitude="147.66948" pid="0"/>
    <point code="BLB020" description="Bushfire Boulder" easting="0555105" northing="5292830" height="0" zone="55G" latitude="-42.51494" longitude="147.67081" pid="1"/>
    <point code="BLB000" description="Turn off from main road" easting="0553075" northing="5292748" height="0" zone="55G" latitude="-42.51582" longitude="147.64611" pid="2"/>
  <text class="heading2" id="4">The Trench Area</text>
  <text class="text" new="false" number="null." id="5">The Trench can be found just below where you park.</text>
  <text class="heading3" id="6">Trench Top Wall</text>
  <image src="Bluff Rivertrenchtop1.jpg" id="7" height="375"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V0" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="8"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V0" name="       " number="2." stars="       " id="9">Slab left of flake</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V0" name="       " number="3." stars="       " id="10"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V0" name="       " number="4." stars="*" id="11">Featured slab</problem>
  <text class="text" id="12">To the right is a steeper, higher slab.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Rivertrenchtop5.jpg" id="13" height="375"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V4" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="14"/>
  <text class="text" id="15">Further right is another clean slab.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Rivertrenchtop2.jpg" id="16" height="314"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="VE" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="17">Slab just right of tree</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V2" name="Red Raw" number="2." stars="*" id="18">Start as for no 4 and traverse leftwards across the slab to finish up no 1.</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V3" name="Pinch Me" number="3." stars="*" id="19">Up face left of tree to top out on bizarre pinches</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="VE" name="       " number="4." stars="       " id="20">Slab right of tree on knobs</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="21">Radiator Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="22">This small free standing boulder is down the hill and across from the previous problems. Needs some more cleaning.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Riverfree1.jpg" id="23" height="281"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V0" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="24">Slab left of arete</problem>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V1" name="The Radiator" number="2." stars="       " id="25">Up through bulge</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="26">Smelly Shoe Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="27">The squat boulder 100 metres past the Radiator boulder.</text>
  <image src="Bluff RiverBoulderTopo3LowResArrows.jpg" id="28" height="333"/>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V3" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="29">Start on flats. Up on ears.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="30">The Wasp Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="31">The Wasp Boulder is the large free standing boulder that forms the bottom wall of the Trench. The first problems are in the Trench.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Rivertrenchbot1.jpg" id="32" height="375"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V0" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="33"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V2" name="Stench Trench" number="2." stars="       " id="34"/>
  <text class="text" id="35">This face is to the right and through the gap.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Rivertrenchbot2.jpg" id="36" height="500"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V3/4" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="37">Just right of arete on small holds, up to break and top out.</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V?" name="       " number="2." stars="       " id="38">Project - very thin slab</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V5" name="       " number="       " stars="*" id="39">Face directly opposite no 1. on small holds without using the left arete. Move right slightly to top out next to the tree.</problem>
  <text class="text" id="40">This face is the bottom side of the Wasp Boulder.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Riverwasp1.jpg" id="41" height="375"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V4" name="Hornet&apos;s Nest" new="false" number="1." stars="*" id="42">Project - Start at the big knob 2m left of the arete and traverse the boulder rightwards to finish up no. 5, quite sustained.</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V?" name="       " number="2." stars="       " id="43">Project - Knobs 1m left of the arete.</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V?" name="       " number="3." stars="       " id="44">Project - Follow the knobs to the top 1m right of arete.</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V1" name="       " number="4." stars="       " id="45">Go up. Top could be cleaner.</problem>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V2" name="       " number="5." stars="       " id="46">Up on knobs.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="47">Fly Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="48">This is the long low boulder to the right of the Wasp Boulder.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Riverfly1.jpg" id="49" height="321"/>
  <problem extra="(Stand)" grade="V2" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="50"/>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V3" name="       " number="2." stars="       " id="51"/>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V3" name="       " number="3." stars="       " id="52"/>
  <text class="heading2" id="53">Bushfire Boulder Area</text>
  <text class="text" new="false" number="null." id="54">From the Trench Area head south across the hill for 100-150 metres to find a group of about 6 free standing boulders.</text>
  <text class="heading3" id="55">Bushfire Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="56">This is the largest free standing boulder in the area.</text>
  <image id="70" src="Bushfire-Boulder-top-side(fin).jpg" width="500" height="334"/>
  <problem id="71" number="1" name=" " grade="V4" extra="(SDS)" stars="**" length="" fa="">Start in the back of the cave on good side pulls/pinches. Traverse the left side out to crimp rail and up trending left.</problem>
  <problem id="72" number="2" grade="V6?" extra="(SDS)" name=" " stars="" length="" fa="">Start as for 1 but continue moving right across the face and finish up as for Contort.</problem>
  <problem id="73" number="3" grade="V5" extra="(Hang)" name="Diagon Ally" stars="**" length="" fa="">Hang start matched on the diagonal crimp with feet on the left side of the cave, move up and right to finish up the groove.</problem>
  <problem id="74" number="4" name="Contort" grade="V4" extra="(Stand)" stars="*" length="" fa="">Stand start with the huge undercling and high little knob. Interesting moves to a slap for the top.</problem>
  <problem id="75" number="5" name="Project" grade="V8+" extra="(SDS)">Start under the prow on good holds, move up over the bulge to some seriously hard moves to gain the undercling, finish as for Contort.</problem>
  <image id="66" src="Bushfire-Boulder-right-side(fin).jpg" width="500" height="334"/>
  <problem id="67" number="1" stars="*" name="Shlap de Shlope" grade="V4?" extra="(SDS)" length="" fa="">Sit start under the steep arete and power up through the slopes and meat hooks to an easy mantle.</problem>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V4" name="The Bushfire" number="2." stars="*" id="58" length="" fa="">Climb up bulgey arete on knobs.</problem>
  <problem id="78" stars="" extra="(Stand)" number="2a" name="The Bushfire Stand" length="" grade="V3" fa="">Climb The Bushfire from a stand start.</problem>
  <problem id="68" stars="*" number="3" name="Fire For It!" grade="V4?" extra="(Stand)" length="" fa="">Start in the hollow with the awesome undercling and really high left ear. Power moves to an easy but committing top out. Sit start to add a grade.</problem>
  <text class="text" id="59">These two boulders are directly above the Bushfire Boulder.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Riverbushfire2.jpg" id="60" height="375"/>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V2" name="       " number="1." stars="*" id="61">Up steep arete</problem>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V2" name="       " number="2." stars="       " id="62"/>
  <text class="text" id="63">This boulder is just across from the previous ones.</text>
  <image src="Bluff Riverbushfire3.jpg" id="64" height="317"/>
  <problem extra="(SDS)" grade="V1?" name="       " number="1." stars="       " id="65">Arete</problem>
  <text id="80" class="text">This boulder is behind and up from the previous one and has two quality, slightly overhung faces. Bring a brush for the lichen. Two lines were done years back by Tommy Krauss and Co but the problems need to be reclimbed to confirm the grades.</text>
  <image id="81" src="Buckland boulder 1.jpg" height="359"/>
  <problem id="82" stars="*" extra="(SDS)" number="1" name="Project" length="" grade="V?" fa="">Climb the right arete on slopers. Bring a brush for the lichen.</problem>
  <problem id="83" stars="*" extra="(SDS)" number="2" name="Left arete" length="" grade="V6-8?" fa="">Climbed sometime in the past, grade and name uncertain. Holds are reasonably clean but a brush is still necessary for the lichen.</problem>
  <problem id="88" stars="" extra="(SDS)" number="2A" name="Project" length="" grade="V?" fa="">A link up may be possible starting as for 2, traversing and finishing as for 3.</problem>
  <text id="87" class="text">This is the left hand face of the same boulder.</text>
  <image id="84" src="Buckland bouler 3.jpg" height="359"/>
  <problem id="86" stars="*" extra="(SDS)" number="3" name="Centre of face" length="" grade="V6-8?" fa="">Problem on small, slopey crimps up the centre of the face round to the left of 1 and 2. Similarly climbed in the past but the name and exact grade are unknown.</problem>