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  <header id="1" name="Eldon" walk="10 minutes flat walk" sun="Afternoon sun" rock="Short sandstone" acknowledgement="" intro="Eldon is a small sandstone crag with some great steep rock. It&apos;s pretty limited in scope and won&apos;t be everyone&apos;s cup of tea, but it has the advantages of a flat 10 minute walk in, fun routes on steep &amp; solid sandstone, and a pleasant sunny aspect. It&apos;s climbable in winter if the sun is out. There is quite a lot of other rock in the general area to be explored, for instance in the Rhyndaston Gorge and the Gravelly Ridge CA.&lt;br/&gt;Please respect the closed projects." history="The crag was found by Dave Humphries and Jon Nermut in 2013, and developed over the winter." access="Eldon is about 50 minutes drive from Hobart via Richmond and Colebrook. At Colebrook turn right on to Eldon Rd, towards Tunnack. Follow this up over the hill and down the other side. At the bridge head left, onto the gravel road. Follow this until it turns back to bitumen and up the hill. Park on the side of the road just before the gate marked &quot;Eldon Hill&quot;. The track starts 50m down the hill from this at a small rock shelf. Follow the red tapes up the hill until you hit an old 4wd track. Turn right on this and follow it out towards the ridge. Just before it heads back right inland, more red tapes head down to the crag.&lt;br/&gt;The crag and access walk are within the Spinning Gum Conservation Area which is public land." camping="" autonumber="true"/>
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  <text id="2" class="heading3">Bonsai Buttress</text>
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  <climb id="19" stars="" extra="3Þ" number="1." name="Minimalism" length="8m" grade="18" fa="Jon Nermut, Jun 2013.">Wall around to the left of the crag. A game of find the clean holds.</climb>
  <climb id="20" stars="" extra="3Þ" number="2." name="Luke&apos;s Climb" length="10m" grade="18" fa="Luke Einoder, June 2013.">Up the yellow corner on the left side of the crag. At the roof either step left on to the face, or better, head out right (needs some more cleaning).</climb>
  <climb id="21" stars="" extra="Þ" number="3." name="Project" length="" grade="" fa="">Start up the corner, then head right.</climb>
  <climb id="18" stars="" extra="2Þ" number="4." name="Project" length="" grade="" fa="">Project - start beneath the steep left side of the crag. Up R to pocket, then back left and up.</climb>
  <climb id="4" stars="*" extra="4Þ" number="5." name="Banzai!" length="10m" grade="23" fa="Jon Nermut, May 2013">Up the wall then head left through the bulge.</climb>
  <climb id="5" stars="*" extra="4Þ" number="6." name="He&apos;s Lichen It" length="10m" grade="22" fa="Guy Abell, June 2013.">Up the wall then through the steep bulge.</climb>
  <climb id="22" stars="**" extra="4Þ" number="7." name="She&apos;s Lichen It" length="10m" grade="23" fa="Guy Abell, June 2013.">Start up He's Lichen It and go right through the steep section to join Bonsai.</climb>
  <climb id="6" stars="**" extra="4Þ" number="8." name="Bonsai" length="10m" grade="22" fa="Dave Humphries, April 2013.">Very nice steep climbing up through the bulge using some awesome slots.</climb>
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  <climb id="8" stars="**" extra="4Þ" number="9." name="Piss Ant" length="10m" grade="17" fa="Jon Nermut, April 2013.">Nice climbing up the pillar. There is a harder variant on the face to the right.</climb>
  <climb id="9" stars="" extra="3Þ" number="10." name="The Runt" length="8m" grade="17" fa="Dave Humphries, April 2013.">To the left of Rude Not To.</climb>
  <climb id="10" stars="*" extra="3Þ" number="11." name="Rude Not To" length="8m" grade="19" fa="Dave Humphries, April 2013.">Up the nice golden rock. Wish it was longer!</climb>
  <text id="11" class="heading3">Roof Area</text>
  <climb<text id="2527" starsclass="" extra="" number="12." name="" length="" grade="" fa=""text">This crag is about 50m south of the Bonsai crag and consists of two large 6-7m roofs. The rock isn't as good as on Bonsai, but is good enough.</climb>text>
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  <climb id="13" stars="" extra="3Þ" number="1312." name="A Pig and a Flingo" length="8m" grade="20" fa="Jon Nermut, May 2013.">Start at the left of the edge of the roof, and climb awkwardly up the face until you get to some nicer steep jugs.</climb>
  <climb id="14" stars="*" extra="4Þ " number="1413." name="A Clip and a Swingo" length="8m" grade="22" fa="Dave Humphries May 2013.">The jugs start huge and reduce to good at the top. Start at the left edge keeping right of APF. Round the lip and keep going to the anchors.</climb>
  <climb id="17" stars="" extra="4Þ" number="1514." name="Project" length="" grade="" fa="">Project (Dave). Start at the right side of the roof, out to the scoop, then head left to jugs and up crack on head wall.</climb>
  <climb id="15" stars="" extra="4Þ " number="1615." name="Project" length="" grade="" fa="">Project (open). Start at the right side of the roof, out to the scoop, then head straight out through the scoop to the lip.</climb>
  <climb id="16" stars="" extra="4Þ " number="1716." name="The Manxster" length="8m" grade="22" fa="Jon Nermut, Jun 2013.">Start in between the two roofs, climb the brown rock through the roof then awkwardly up on to the face.</climb>
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