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  <header id="6" access="The most straightforward method is to drive to Buckland, about 60km NE of Hobart on the A3, then turn left on the C318 (Buckland Rd). &lt;br/&gt;Keep on the C318 (Buckland Rd) after it turns to dirt. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;At 17.5km there is a large cross road with no name, turn left towards Mt Hobbs. Drive along this road for 5km. At 5km the road forks, take the right fork up the hill. You should be able to see cleared area to the left and to the right Big Roof and the Golden Greek boulders. Park off the road at the pink tape. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The pink tape takes you to Cracked boulder (about 5 minutes walk) or if you go right at the double taped markers to The Emasculator boulder.&lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt;The journey takes a little over one hour from Hobart." intro="Mt Hobbs is a dolerite mountain north of Buckland. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The bouldering area is formed by the dolerite columns of Mt Hobbs falling down the southern side providing slabs, vertical and overhanging faces on the one outcrop, literally something for everyone. The boulders range in size from low balls to massive highballs that will require special trousers, with everything in between.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The potential looks enormous but it’s hard to know without trying a range of the available boulders, so get a brush and a shovel/spade to clean the toupee of ferns off the top out holds and put your name to something!&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The boulders are featured on almost all faces and the dolerite texture is like coarse sandstone and the landings are generally, surprisingly good.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;So far exploration has covered a 300m x 300m area that looks to have 50+ boulders and some sport routes.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;A track to Cracked boulder leads from the carpark area." rock="Dolerite" sun="" walk="2-10 Mins" name="Mt Hobbs" acknowledgement="" history="Jon Nermut and Dave Humphries had a look at the dolerite for sport climbing in 2014 but then moved their attention to Kempton. During that trip a couple of freestanding boulders on the western side of the road were noticed.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Dave went back in 2018 to explore the bouldering potential and found a lot of likely problems within a couple of hundred metres of the road on the Eastern side, some visible from the road." camping="" autonumber="true"/>
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    <point description="Vitamin D area" zone="55G" northing="5292859" easting="547859" longitude="147.58261" latitude="-42.51516" pid="2"/>
  <text class="heading3" id="9">Vitamin D area</text>
  <text class="text" id="19">Follow the pink track to Cracked boulder. Then head up hill for about 50m.</text>
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  <problem id="8" name="V0" number="1." stars="" grade="V0" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length="">Start both hands on low rail.</problem>
  <problem id="11" name="Vitamin D" number="2." stars="*" grade="V2" extra="(SDS)" fa="Dave Humphries Oct 2018" length="">Start with both hands on the low rail and finish through the roof.</problem>
  <problem id="12" name="Vitamin D+" number="3." stars="***" grade="V3" extra="(SDS)" fa="Dave Humphries Oct 2018" length="">Starts under the overhang with both hands on the incut flaky jug then climbs the roof directly to the jug on Vitamin D. Finish as for Vitamin D.</problem>
  <text class="text" id="17">Go over the rise to the south and walk past a couple of stacked horizontals you should be able to see below you a boulder with a trimmed edge. This is the inauspicious Shady boulder.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Shady boulder is about 20m behind Cracked Boulder.</text>
  <text class="heading3" id="13">Shady Boulder</text>
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  <problem id="14" name="" number="4." stars="" grade="V0" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length="">Start on the big jug then head left.</problem>
  <problem id="15" name="" number="5." stars="" grade="V?" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length="">Bunched start v4ish.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="21">Cracked Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="22">Follow the track up from the car park.</text>
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  <problem id="24" name="" number="6." stars="" grade="VE" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length=""/>
  <problem id="25" name="" number="7." stars="" grade="VE" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length=""/>
  <problem id="26" name="" number="8." stars="" grade="V?" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length="">Start on crimps and crimpy side pull.</problem>
  <problem id="27" name="Tension" number="9." stars="***" grade="V5" extra="(SDS)" fa="Mike Hitchcock Dec 2018" length="">Start on low jugs and follow the diagonal line left.</problem>
  <problem id="28" name="StraightReality UpRift" number="10." stars="***" grade="V1" extra="(Highball, SDS)" fa="Mike Hitchcock Dec 2018" length="">Great line and climbing!</problem>
  <problem id="29" name="Crack On" number="11." stars="*" grade="V1" extra="(SDS)" fa="Dave Nov2018" length="">Start on jugs and follow the crack to the top.</problem>
  <problem id="30" name="" number="12." stars="" grade="V?" extra="(Highball, SDS)" fa="" length="">Start on pinch, cross Crack On and finish up wall.</problem>
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  <problem id="31" name="" number="13." stars="" grade="V?" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length="">Start on rail with feet in hollow. Bust up to crack junction, without using the crack.</problem>
  <problem id="32" name="" number="14." stars="" grade="V1" extra="(SDS)" fa="" length="">Start on jugs in bottom of crack. Follow cracks to the top. A nicer start is on the rail of problem 8.</problem>
  <problem id="33" name="Pop till you drop" number="15." stars="*" grade="V4" extra="(Stand)" fa="" length="">Start on jug in crack and left crimp bust up to the horizontal then the top.</problem>
  <problem id="34" name="Fun" number="16." stars="*" grade="V1" extra="(SDS)" fa="Dave Nov 2018" length="">Start on jugs at bottom then straight up.</problem>
  <text id="36" class="heading3">The Emasculator</text>
  <text id="37" class="text">This area is below Cracked boulder. Follow the track back to the double taped markers then under the Golden Greek boulder to The Emasculator. This area has a range of walls and overhangs, the biggest of which is The Emasculator.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Currently no problems have been done in this area.</text>
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