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  <header id="1" name="Fortescue Bay" autonumber="true" camping="" walk="Up to 1.5 hours" sun="Mixed sun and shade" rock="Coastal dolerite columns and pinnacles" intro="While there are many cliffs around Fortescue Bay, the prime attraction in the area is a triptych of dolerite spires; the Moai, the Candlestick, and the Totem Pole. Each is totally different from the other two, but they all possess an adventure-climbing flavour that adds to the appeal. These summits have retained an exclusiveness which is rare given the current popularity of rock-climbing. A trip to any one of them is not just another day at the crags - but it is a day you will surely remember for a long time to come." history="" acknowledgement="Original guide by Roger Parkyn, published in Craglets. The Safe House is by Evan Peacock, Fortescue Bay Cliff by Pete Steane. Thanks to Dean Rollins, Peter McHugh and Mendelt Tillema for additional information. Candlestick update by Phil Robinson in 2018 with info and photos from Dave James, Chris(Basil) Rathbone, Lyle Closs, Sebastien Meffre, Dave Gray, Tim Exley, Grant Dixon, Doug Bruce, Jon Nermut and Garry Phillips." access="Fortescue Bay is about a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Hobart. From the city, head to Sorell and take the Tasman Highway towards Port Arthur. The turn-off for Fortescue Bay is on the left, about 3km past Taranna and 4km before Port Arthur. From here there&apos;s about 12km of unsealed Forestry road to Fortescue Bay. All up, about 100km from the city centre. As with most roads in Tasmania, be careful of wildlife from dusk to dawn, as they seem to enjoy jumping into the middle of the road at unsuitable times. All of these spires can be done in a day from Hobart.  Choose a day when the swell forecast is low - information is available by checking the Bureau of Meteorology&apos;s website at:"/>
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  <text class="heading2" id="3">Cape Hauy</text>
  <text class="text" id="4">There are a number of interesting rock formations in the Cape Hauy area: The Candlestick, The Totem Pole, The Monument and assorted cliffs up to 100m high. It is a very spectacular spot and worthwhile even for just a look.</text>
  <text class="text" id="5">The walking track to Cape Hauy starts from beside the boat ramp in the Fortescue Bay Campground, at the right-hand end of the beach as you drive in.</text>
  <text class="text" id="6">The walk takes about an hour and a half. The track is well defined and in very good condition as it has been re-built as part of the proposed Three Capes Walk. To get to the abseil point for the Stick and the Tote, continue past the warning sign at the end of the formed track and follow a pad downhill. It is another 100m or so to the end of Cape Hauy. Follow a rough, slightly overgrown, and sporadically cairned track in the direction of Fortescue Bay along to a profile view of both sea stacks, at a level lower than the Tote's summit. From here you can traverse back across to a ledge within spitting distance of the Tote. Access to both stacks is by abseiling from a DBB here (about 60m).</text>
  <text class="heading3" id="7">The Totem Pole</text>
  <text class="text" id="8">The Totem Pole is one of the most spectacular pieces of rock on the planet. It is a free-standing dolerite pillar spearing straight out of the water in a gloomy chasm infested with sharks and subject to volatile swell patterns. It is over sixty metres tall, but only about four metres wide at the base. It sways in the wind and shudders with the crash of every wave. The "Tote" is too slender to even be described as a phallic symbol, unless of course you've got a very skinny dick!</text>
  <text class="text" id="9">The prospect this piece of rock presents the climber is uncompromising and chilling. Equip yourself not only with the necessary gear but also a bottle of bravery pills. The challenge is psychological as much as technical.</text>
  <text class="text" id="10">See the Cape Hauy overview for details to get the the rap point. Fix a 60m rope to the DBB here and rap into the chasm. What you do next will depend on how big the swell is at the time...</text>
  <text class="text" id="11">In good conditions, it is possible to stand comfortably on the flat rock at the base of the Ewbank Route. There is a single carrot bolt at the bottom of route which can be used by the belayer for all routes on the Tote if that is the case. Even in moderate swell conditions, however it is subject to wave wash. (RP: I found that wearing bare feet and a waterproof jacket helped).</text>
  <text class="text" id="12">In more 'elevated' seas, a hanging belay is often employed at the start of the Deep Play Variant First Pitch, just left of the arete closest to the mainland. There is a spacious ledge about 4m off the water opposite the Fortescue Bay facing side that may be used as a base camp for the entertaining operation of penduluming over to the Tote. Taking a stick-clipping device of about 3 m length makes this crossing to this belay easy.</text>
  <text class="text" id="13">The easiest 'descent' option is to trail your abseil rope to to the top and use it to Tyrolean traverse back to the mainland. If you don't know what a Tyrolean traverse is, or how to set one up, then this is probably not the best place to learn how.</text>
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  <climb id="15" name="The Ewbank Route (free version aka &apos;The Freed Route&apos;)" number="1." fa="John Ewbank, Allan Keller, March 1968. FFA: Doug McConnell, Dean Rollins, Jan 2009." grade="27" length="65m" extra="" stars="">All but ignored following the ascent of The Free Route, the original aid route to the top of the Totem Pole was not as impossible to free as many had suspected. It now provides quality free climbing of a more committing nature than The Free Route. Gear required: plenty of quickdraws, cams to #1 Camalot, with doubles from #0.5 Camalot down, 1 set of wires, 1 set of RPs. Double ropes recommended.&lt;br/&gt;1. 20m 25. Start as for The Free Route and follow it to the SW (i.e. right) arête. Instead of continuing R, climb the arête, face and hollow flake to the triangular alcove.&lt;br/&gt;2. 15m 26. From the alcove, climb up to the roof. Step L around the arête via spike to a thin flake (good medium wires). Climb the face and arête, trending R at the horizontal to the semi-hanging DBB. Consider belaying the next pitch from below the DBB to avoid a potential factor 2 fall.&lt;br/&gt;3. 25m 27. Up the L arête and crack/seam, past a bolt, to a stance. Continue up crack past rattling spikes to the upper alcove. Up thin crack, then R and up to finish at ledge (DBB).&lt;br/&gt;4. 5m 17. Climb the prominent crack in the summit block. A tricky start gives way to cruisy crack climbing (this 'pitch' was freed on the first ascent).</climb>
  <climb id="16" name="The Free Route" number="2." fa="Steve Monks, Simon Mentz (alt.), Jane Wilkinson, Simon Carter, Mar 1995." grade="25" length="65m" extra="" stars="***">An improbable and awesome route. One of the most iconic and recognisable rock climbs in the country, this route spirals its way up the Tote, climbing on all four faces. Start on the rock platform at the base of the Original Route if the swell is low, otherwise set up a hanging belay at the start of Deep Play. Many ascents these days start with the Deep Play variant first pitch instead of the one described here.&lt;br/&gt;1. 25m 25. Up the balancey arete on the L until possible to traverse R (across the Original Route) to the R arete (bolts). Keep moving R around the pillar (bolt) and then head up short corner (2 fixed pins, and/or cams) to the ledge.&lt;br/&gt;2. 40m 25. This is a really superb pitch; long, sustained, interesting and well-equipped. Pure class. Most people go L for a few metres after clipping the third bolt, and the back to the arete. There are 10 FHs, with some natural gear (cams) required in the last 10m. Gear: cams from small to #2 Camalot (but #0.75 and #1 are not used on this pitch or "Deep Play"), and plenty of quickdraws (including a couple of extendable quickdraws for under the roof).</climb>
  <climb id="17" name="Gallegos Route" number="3." fa="Gallegos brothers (Spanish aid hard-men) 1993." grade="A?" length="65m" extra="" stars="">No one seems to know anything much about this, except that it appeared in a Boreal catalogue. From fixed gear left behind, it appears that the first pitch goes out left from the start of the Original Route and up to the big ledge on the far side (this pitch has been freed and is now known as Deep Play). The second pitch then cuts back R across the Tote, following a thin diagonal hairline crack with 2 old pitons... to perhaps join the Original Route at belay two? It may finish as for that route, or it could continue up independently... no sé!</climb>
  <climb id="18" name="Deep Play" number="4." fa="Gallegos brothers (Spanish aid hard-men) 1993. FFA: Steve Monks, Enga Lokey, Feb 1999." grade="24" length="20m" extra="" stars="***">A popular alternative to the first pitch of the Free Route, as it lessens then the shenanigans required to get your abseil/Tyrolean rope to the summit. This pitch was originally aid-climbed as the first pitch to the Gallegos Route. It has now been retro-bolted (with 5 fixed hangers) and freed to create a more direct approach to the ledge on the far side of the Tote. Take a set of wires, and cams to red alien.</climb>
  <climb id="104" name="The Sorcerer " number="5." fa="Garry Phillips and Chris Coppard, 2015." grade="27" length="58m" extra="" stars="***">A mind-blowing line. The climbing is sustained and technically demanding. &lt;br/&gt;1. 10m 22 Climb up to the 1st bolt on Deep Play, clip this with a long draw then drop back down a few metres to the horizontal break. Traverse left and around the arête to a stance and belay on the east face. &lt;br/&gt;2. 15m 25 Blast up the face for a few metres then traverse onto the right hand arête. Climb this via a tricky and powerful crux sequence to the ledge.&lt;br/&gt;Note: stay on the right hand arête: if you head left at the top it will become way run out and even harder. &lt;br/&gt;3. 30m 27 Follow the finger crack (.5 .4 .3 and .2 camolots) to the left hand arête. Up this past 8BR and a few bits of natural gear to the traverse line that leads right to the ledge. &lt;br/&gt;4. 3m 17 The crack to the summit. &lt;br/&gt;Gear List:&lt;br/&gt;• Double set of cams from .2 to .5 camolots&lt;br/&gt;• 2x 30cm quick draws&lt;br/&gt;• 1x 60cm quick draw&lt;br/&gt;• 14x quick draws&lt;br/&gt;• single 60m rope and 1 x 120cm sling &lt;br/&gt;• A ton of Psyche!&lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="19">The Candlestick</text>
  <text class="text" id="20">The Candlestick stands behind the Tote. The sea heaving and surging between them caresses the rock walls like a hot lover. The water isn't that hot though, pretty freezing really, but hey, you didn't walk all this way for some kind of disco-party. You lugged all that climbing junk down to this chasm of doom for something far more special - a climbing experience you can really launch yourself into ... bodily.</text>
  <text class="text" id="21">The crux of the Candlestick is the swim. About 10m of shark-infested, usually surging, water lies between the base of the Tote and the Stick. Send someone else into the water but first give them an end of a rope so they can rig up a Tyrolean. This will minimise the overall wetness of the party. I hesitate to state what should be bloody obvious but someone from Queensland wrote in to say that people should be advised not to swim around the Cape Pillar side to the Tote. Despite the sharp angle the 60m obelisk would put on their rope they were hoping that it would slide smoothly up the Tote as they climbed the Candlestick (until they would be high enough to simply flick it over). They appear to have been surprised when their ropes got caught!</text>
  <text class="text" id="22">To get to the abseil point for the Stick and the Tote, at the end of the formed track follow a pad downhill. It is another 100m or so to the end of Cape Hauy. Follow a rough, slightly overgrown track in the direction of Fortescue Bay along to a profile view of both sea stacks, at a level lower than the Tote's summit. From here you can traverse back right across to a ledge within spitting distance of the Tote. Access to both stacks is by abseiling from a DBB here (about 60m).</text>
  <text class="text" id="23">There are two ledges on the Candlestick accessible by a short swim from the base of the Tote: (1) A small one to the north that has a double bolt belay with fixed hangers 3m above sea level. This is the start of the NW Route and (2) a larger one, with no bolts, that is about 20 m south of (1) in the direction of Cape Pillar, behind the Tote, and directly below the actual Candlestick summit. The Middle Way, the Original (1971) Route and The Wick (1981) start from the larger (southern) ledge. The West Wall is also accessible from here by climbing up The Wick a short way before traversing left.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;On the Candlestick summit there are double belay bolts at the north end which can be used to get down to Tyrolean anchors at the bottom of the 4th (last) pitch, a 24m rap. The 40m Tyrolean back to the mainland requires two ropes.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Loose rock is the norm on the Candlestick so take great care. Look out for those below.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Routes are described from north to south. The NW Route was originally described as the Direct Route which is a misnomer as The Wick and The West Wall are the true direct routes to the summit:</text>
  <climb id="128" stars="" extra="" number="6." name="Tyrolean-Mitre Rock to Cape Hauy " length="" grade="" fa="Reg Williams, John Moore, Alan Kellar 1967">An expedition by the CCT in April 1967 landed Reg Williams, John Moore and Alan Kellar at what Reg WIliams named ‘Thank Christ Ledge’. See sketch. A 20m grade 16 pitch led to the summit from the ledge. The epic is documented in an article in HWC Tramp no.18 (Jan.1968 pp43-55). ‘The Candlestick Circus’ by Tim Christie.</climb>
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  <climb id="129" stars="" extra="" number="7." name="&apos;ABC&apos; Route" length="~110m" grade="18" fa="M. Tillema, L. Wood, G. Kowalik 1977                                                   Alternative grappling hook access:   C.(Basil) Rathbone, C.(Ditto)Rathbone 1985">The north side of the Candlestick. First ascent for a 1977 ABC TV program “Sportsnight’, now on a 30-minute video: -&lt;br/&gt;;br/&gt;Five pitches. Swim across to the north side of the Candlestick (see topo), solo or aid climb ~8-10m to a ledge and rig a Tyrolean. Three further pitches lead to ‘Thank Christ Ledge’ where the classic Mitre Rock- Mainland Tyrolean landed the 1st ascent party of the Candlestick in 1967. A 20m grade 16 pitch leads to the summit from here.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Note: The swim has been avoided by tossing a homemade grappling hook on polypropylene cord across to the Candlestick and slowly lowering to the ledge at the top of the 1st pitch. Time consuming and not for the faint hearted due to the chance of a massive pendulum and collision back on the mainland cliff.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
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  <climb id="103" name="North West Route" number="8." grade="18" length="100m" extra="" stars="" fa="Unknown">A popular way to climb the Candlestick due to its convenience to DBB anchors at a small ledge on the Stick to the north, 3m above sea level, visible from the start of the swim at the bottom of the 60m rap. Establish oneself on the ledge and move left 3m into the corner.&lt;br/&gt;1. 30m 18. The corner, stepping right around the small roof at 18m. Up to a sloping ledge.&lt;br/&gt;2. 30m 17. Continue up the corner/crack to a good ledge with a rap anchor off slings. Care with loose blocks near the top. Belay back a little higher.&lt;br/&gt;3. 20m 16. Step left and up a wall/crack and into an offwidth at the top to a good ledge, level with the bolted anchors. Take care not to snag the drag line on the arete to your right. An alternative is to climb the wall on the left which is “&gt;gr.18”. (See 'The Pommish Invasion' film, 2016, at )&lt;br/&gt;4. 20m 16. Move the belay back to the bolts and secure your drag line. Go up the crack to your left and follow the line to the top. Rap back down to the bolts from slings and set up your escape via tyrolean.</climb>
  <climb id="125" name="The Middle Way" number="9." fa="Possibly many people. Climbed as described by  Xinyu Zheng, Sabine Pratt Hunziker and Dave James. 02/01/18" grade="17/18" length="95m" extra="" stars="">From the large sloping ledge where the Original Route begins, scramble around the corner to the left along the narrow ledge making an anchor at its end. A good alternative to the Original Route.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;1. Climb handcrack to belay at small ledges.&lt;br/&gt;2. Move left into adjacent more attractive crack, jamming and stemming to a small roof, traverse right into handcrack and onto subsequent belay ledge.&lt;br/&gt;3. Climb chimney above and into clean corner where it is possible to see between the columns. Belay on large ledge that extends around to final pitch options to the summit.&lt;br/&gt;4. 20m cracks to summit</climb>
  <climb id="24" name="Original Route" number="10." fa="R.Williams., M.Tillema, C. Hocking, L. Closs (CCT 1971)" grade="16" length="110m" extra="" stars="">Another popular route. From the large ledge behind the Totem Pole (~20m right of the smaller NW Route ledge) take the obvious chimney/gully that slowly slants from right to left. A double set of cams is useful. There are no bolts on this ledge at the time of writing.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;1. 25m 14 The corner to a sloping ledge.&lt;br/&gt;2. 35m 16 Continue up the corner, cross over the top of the gnarly chockstone and up to the large ledge. Belay bolts on the back wall.&lt;br/&gt;3. 40m 16 Step right and up a hand and finger crack to the right of the chimney. When the crack finishes step left and finish up broken ground to the upper ledge system and a bolt belay (use these to tyrollean back to the main land from).&lt;br/&gt;4. 20m 16 Nice cracks to the summit&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb id="130" stars="" extra="" number="11." name="The Wick" length="~110m" grade="17" fa="L. Closs, T. Williams, S. McDowell (1981)">The obvious direct line to the summit up the middle of the Candlestick when viewed from the mainland following a steep vertical chimney crack system, Start on the right side of the large ledge, right of the Original Route.&lt;br/&gt;Climb with some difficulty into the base of the chimney and continue to the top of the Candlestick. The initial intimidating offwidth overhang is ‘gr.16/17 with holds in the right places’. Although the route looks like cracks and chimneying, it makes much more use of wall holds than it might seem from a distance. “An enjoyable climb, although maybe a bit too old school for today's generation”- Lyle.&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb id="89" name="West Wall" number="12." fa="David Gray and Sebastian Meffre, April 1997." grade="18" length="130m" extra="" stars="">Access is via kayak or boat, paddling around to the south side of the Lanterns, beaching on the shelf at the southern end of the Candlestick. Start at the left edge of the shelf.&lt;br/&gt;1. 15m 14. Traverse left until beneath the major cleft (The Wick) right of the Candlestick's Original Route.&lt;br/&gt;2. 50m 17. Climb a short wall, then the major chimney (The Wick) until a ramp system can be followed out left to an exposed belay.&lt;br/&gt;3. 50m 18. Climb the steep cracks above until a belay above a large loose block (use extreme caution).&lt;br/&gt;4. 15m 16. Continue up the corner, then more easily to the summit.</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="25">The Monument (aka The Monolith)</text>
  <text class="text" id="26">This large sea-stack is just off to the south of Cape Hauy (clearly visible from the track) was first climbed in 1970 by a Climbers' Club of Tasmania group. This sea-stack is much less popular than the others in the area, perhaps due to the fact that it is not as dramatic looking and is only about 50m high. However, since it is about 100m off shore, it is not any less of an mission to reach the top. Indeed, the tale of the first ascent is yet another grand CCT epic spread over a few attempts.</text>
  <text class="text" id="27">Prior to the successful attempt, Mendelt Tillema had already swam out to the stack, though his companion (Peter McHugh), who planned to follow in a rubber dingy was not able to make it out to the stack due to the swell. Mendelt swam back to shore and the attempt was aborted. The next time, Mendelt again swam (trailing a rope) to the prominent ledge on the NE corner of the stack. Mike Emery and Ray Lassman tied in the middle of the rope and followed, while Col Hocking held the other end and waited on the mainland should things get messy. McHugh contributed to proceedings by tumbling down the cliff as the start of the day, leaving blood stained rocks as markers for the path to the sea.</text>
  <text class="text" id="28">From the ledge, the team took the prominent chimney in the corner. This was an 80ft (or 25m) pitch at a grade of "VDiff" (now considered about grade 12-ish), and then a scramble to the top. Upon erecting a cairn they donated some green tights for a flag, though it appears these have long since blown away.</text>
  <text class="text" id="29">Most (all?) subsequent ascents have utilised a vessel of some sort; either a kayak, or a motor boat (including the second ascent, where they hitched a ride out to the stack on a fishing boat, and flagged down another boat to get a lift back a few hours later!). These days, the sea-stack is perhaps best approached by a kayak launched from Fortescue Bay on a calm day; unless you like swimming, that is.</text>
  <climb id="30" name="The CCT Route" number="13." fa="Easter 1970." grade="12" length="40m" extra="" stars="">The route starts from a prominent ledge on the NE corner of the stack and climbs via a prominent chimney in the corner until the angle relents enough to scramble to the summit. Descend by abseil. Mendelt Tillema, Mike Emery, Ray Lassman and Col Hocking.</climb>
  <text class="text" id="31">The following route is on the cliffs overlooking The Momument (I think...).</text>
  <climb id="32" name="Elementary Penguin" number="14." fa="Stefan Karpiniec, Phil Robinson, Oct 1974." grade="13" length="35m" extra="" stars="">On cliffs opposite obvious doline/cenote/gulch. Descend gully on seaward side to platform at base of cliffs. Climb begins above a loose detached block on platform. 1. 25m. Up chimney for 6m to twin cracks. Down through the overhanging LH crack, then traverse to RH one when feasible. Continue to top of this and belay. 2. 10m. Move L and climb obvious corner</climb>
  <text id="141" class="heading3">Monroe's Bight Cliffs</text>
  <text id="142" class="intro">The cliffs on the south side of Cape Hauy, the Shnaggle Tooth is accessed by turning south onto track at the top of the first set of steps on Cape Hauy, follow the track till it ends after 50m then wander down hill another 50m and look over the east side of the spur to see the Shnaggle Tooth.</text>
  <climb id="143" stars="*" extra="" number="15." name="Shnaggle Tooth" length="15m" grade="9" fa="Daz &amp; Katherine Tattersall March 2018">Climb crack to summit, stand on top.</climb>
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  <text class="heading3" id="110">The Big Scary Shady Cliff</text>
  <text class="text" id="111">This is one of the easiest cliffs to access, I don’t know that the old men’s excuses are for not climbing these, but if the kids with the hammer drills stay playing in the sand pit that would be greatly appreciated. Three towers, one is perfect for the epic, one is to climb and one is to get your picture taken on, what more could you ask for?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Rap into the blue fin is clearing where small point and monument line up, cliff faces east on the Monroe's Bight side of Cape Hauy.</text>
  <climb id="121" name="Fisherman" number="1516." fa="DJ and Daz June 2017" grade="18" length="30m" extra="" stars="">Wide cracks on to the fisherman’s shoulders, final block to summit remains unconquered and the prize of stealing the fisherman’s hat. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
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  <climb id="116" name="Blue Fin" number="1617." fa="DJ and Daz alt June 2017" grade="21" length="50m" extra="" stars="***">Splitter in face, the blue fin is an endangered species. This improbably thin fin of stone ends in a perfect summit. Please take care of the bonsai's on the summit they are living a long and hard life. &lt;br/&gt;1. 15m 18. Right hand, widening crack, belay on ledge right of crack before traverse.&lt;br/&gt;2. 35m 21. Follow hand traverse left to crack, climb to summit.&lt;br/&gt;3. 10m 23. or jug rap line, crack on mainland to cliff top.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb id="119" name="Direct" number="1718." fa="DJ and Daz June 2017" grade="18" length="20m" extra="" stars="">Wide crack direct start to the fin.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb id="122" name="Direct Direct" number="1819." fa="Alex Hathshorne and Rosemary  Hohnen November 2017" grade="26" length="20m" extra="" stars="">Thin left hand line. Disappointing flares</climb>
  <climb id="120" name="B Side" number="1920." fa="DJ and Daz alt June 2017" grade="15" length="50m" extra="" stars="*">Wide stemming chimney between mainland and Blue Fin. Start on right hand side of fin. Jug from summit.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <climb id="113" name="Narcissist" number="2021." fa="Daz July 2017" grade="" length="35m" extra="" stars="">The most photogenic of towers, visible from the Cape Hauy track.&lt;br/&gt;</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="33">Cape Hauy Cliffs</text>
  <text class="text" id="34">The following route climbs the steep cliffs overlooking the Candlestick and the Totem Pole, and is accessed by rapping down the route. To get there, follow the Cape Hauy track from Fortescue Bay as for the Totem Pole. At the "Track Ends 50 metres" sign, do not turn off left (as for the Tote), rather go to the end of the track to the rock edge/lookout on the R. Rap bolts are located on the L (looking out), just over the edge. TODO: GPS co-ords.</text>
  <text class="text" id="35">The raps are: (a) 25m from top (DBB) to a ledge (2 rings + 1 FH), (b) 30m to 2 rings, (c) 30m to 2 FH, then (d) 15m to the bottom ledge, which is huge. NOTE: rap (b) does NOT go directly below the bolts, but instead goes off the other side of the ledge (towards Cape Pillar).</text>
  <climb id="36" name="Candle in the Wind" number="2122." fa="Steve Monks, Adrian Laing, May 2006." grade="25" length="100m" extra="" stars="">Another great alternative if you go to do the Free Route on the Totem Pole and the seas are too big. The bottom ledge for this route is 15 metres off sea level, so the route will be a goer in 'most' seas. Gear required: 60m climbing rope, 2 sets of wires, double set cams to #3 Camalot, hexes, 3 bolt plates, lots of draws.&lt;br/&gt;1. 15m 24. Off the deck past 3 carrots to 2 fixed hangers. Natural gear also required.&lt;br/&gt;2. 30m 25. Straight up crack to belay stance with DBB.&lt;br/&gt;3. 30m 22/23. Continue up crack to ledge with DBB.&lt;br/&gt;4. 25m 18. Interesting face &amp; crack climbing to the ledge, then up corner to top (it is possible to finish more easily on the R).</climb>
  <text class="text" id="37">The following route is on the mainland cliffs facing the Totem Pole. Fix a 60m rope to DBB as for the Totem Pole access, but rap diagonally towards Cape Pillar (SE), heading down a scungy corner to a ledge with a DBB belay. Continue rapping down the wall below, L of knife blade arête, to arrive at a small ledge about 5m above the ocean with another DBB.</text>
  <climb id="38" name="The Swell Repeller" number="2223." fa="Adam Demmert, Neil Monteith, 3 Jan 2006." grade="24" length="55m" extra="Þ" stars="*">Two pitches of stunning arêtes, both of which are fully bolted. A great bad weather option when the Tote is being hammered by the swell.&lt;br/&gt;1. 35m 24. Climb sustained arête past 10 FHs that get fairly spaced and oddly placed as you get higher. Belay on vegetated ledge at DBB.&lt;br/&gt;2. 20m 20. Up thin crack splitting the exposed arête above to small ledge. Sling rock tooth with a large sling and climb easily to top. Belay off the DBB.</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="39">The Safe House</text>
  <text class="text" id="40">Situated in a small inlet about 0.5 km from the end of Cape Hauy, are some superb dolerite sea crags discovered in March 1989 after a huge swell aborted a Candlestick attempt. To get there leave the Cape Hauy track (as marked on the map) and walk along the ridge line to the coast (downhill from the ridge the scrub is horrendous!). As you get to the coast you have to bash through some pretty thick stuff for maybe 100m 'til you arrive at the crag. (Editor's note: a boat sounds like a good alternative. Has anyone got one?). Routes are from L to R. The hard looking arête makes a good point of reference.</text>
  <climb id="41" name="Plastic Machete" number="2324." fa="Evan Peacock, Mar 1989." grade="21" length="12m" extra="" stars="">The face/seam L of the arête, bombproof wire protection and very nice climbing.</climb>
  <climb id="42" name="Riff Raff and Rug Rats" number="2425." fa="Evan Peacock, Mar 1989." grade="18" length="12m" extra="" stars="">R and around the arête is a nice looking corner.</climb>
  <climb id="43" name="Flock of Dolphins" number="2526." fa="Evan Peacock, Mar 1989." grade="20" length="12m" extra="" stars="">The next route to the R, excellent face/finger crack climbing.</climb>
  <climb id="44" name="Seal of Approval" number="2627." fa="Steve Ford, Mar 1989." grade="19" length="12m" extra="" stars="">Next line to the R.</climb>
  <climb id="45" name="Morning Swim" number="2728." fa="Steve Ford, Feb 1990." grade="19" length="12m" extra="">R and around the corner from SOA is a small roof, climb this.</climb>
  <climb id="46" name="Pissin&apos; in the Wind" number="2829." fa="Evan Peacock, Feb 1990." grade="21" length="15m" extra="">Starts in the corner immediately right of MS. Some lay-away moves bring you some bridging then the top.</climb>
  <climb id="47" name="Don&apos;t Drink Yellow Sea Spray" number="2930." fa="Evan Peacock, Feb 1990." grade="15" length="15m" extra="">Starts in the wide crack about 5m R of PIW.</climb>
  <climb id="48" name="Dunkirk" number="3031." fa="Evan Peacock, Mar 1989." grade="15" length="15m" extra="" stars="">A bit further R is a corner, it looks very nice and, dare I say it, is rather obvious. It's bristling with runners and is an excellent route.</climb>
  <text class="text" id="49">There are still quite a few routes to do here still, not to mention along the rest of the coastline. (Editor's note: there's probably quite a bit of track cutting and marking still to do as well!).</text>
  <text class="heading3" id="50">Fortescue Bay Cliff</text>
  <text class="text" id="51">A quiet, sunny heat trap, right on the sea and with a pleasant rock platform at its base. The crag is about 20 metres high, and the rock is fairly typical of Tasman Peninsula, generally okay but take care. Climbing is generally on cracks and flakes. Routes will clean up with traffic. The cliff faces north, and is a warm winter crag, particularly if the sun is shining. Approach from Fortescue Bay. Walk along the Cape Hauy track for 5 minutes until it begins to leave the coast (don't follow it inland). Drop down to the shoreline and follow it for another 15 minutes. You will come to the top of the crag - you can't miss it. Either abseil, or continue through the scrub to a tricky down climb near the far end. The cleaner routes are marked with a star.</text>
  <climb id="52" name="Wet Nurse" number="3132." fa="Nick Hancock, Ken Palmer Mar 2004." grade="23" length="15m" extra="DWS" stars="**">At the left end of the cliff climb the sharp arête, starting from the ledge on the left which is gained by abseil.</climb>
  <climb id="53" name="Nurse Shark" number="3233." fa="Nick Hancock, Ken Palmer Mar 2004." grade="19" length="5m" extra="DWS" stars="">The blunt arête gained from the right.</climb>
  <climb id="54" name="Style Over Substance" number="3334." fa="Roger Parkyn, Nov 2008." grade="18" length="12" extra="" stars="*">Left of and above the start of Rhyme is a sloping ramp of rock with a wall above it. This route goes up a hand crack on the right of this wall and surmounts a block near the top.</climb>
  <climb id="55" name="The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" number="3435." fa="Pete Steane, Sep 1995." grade="20" length="15m" extra="" stars=" * ">The thin line near the left end of the main wall. Finish at the she oak on the sloping ledge. (I had a pre-placed runner to protect the start, but if you're not a cripple you could probably boulder it OK.).</climb>
  <climb id="56" name="Kelpie" number="3536." fa="Doug Fife, Sep 1995." grade="17" length="15m" extra="" stars=" * ">The nice crack just right of The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. Finishes on the same sloping ledge as that climb.</climb>
  <climb id="57" name="Unnamed" number="3637." fa="Doug Fife, Sep 1995." grade="18" length="20m" extra="" stars=" * ">The crack and flake just left of Thank Christ for Bass Strait. Finish easily up the left facing corner.</climb>
  <climb id="58" name="Thank Christ for Bass Strait" number="3738." fa="Pete Steane, Jun 1995." grade="18" length="20m" extra="">The highest line on the wall. Jamming and layaways with a wide but easy finish.</climb>
  <climb id="90" name="Jesus Without the Nails" number="3839." fa="Nick &amp; Heather Hancock, Jun 2011." grade="23" length="20m" stars="**">Pinch up the fin just right of TCFBS via 7 glued carrots. Medium cams for the belay.</climb>
  <climb id="59" name="Windscape" number="3940." fa="Bob McMahon, Jun 1995." grade="19" length="20m" extra="">The line immediately right of Thank Christ for Bass Strait. Flared jamming to start. At the top, step left into Thank Christ for Bass Strait. Direct finish looks quite feasible.</climb>
  <climb id="60" name="Blythe Star" number="4041." fa="Pete Steane, Sep 1995." grade="18" length="18m" extra="">A deep crack to start (better to use the face holds) followed by a step out left to climb the neat flake (fun). Loose finish.</climb>
  <text class="text" id="61">A short distance right there is a small barnacle filled gutter below an easy looking corner. The gutter forms a break between the higher cliffs of the Main Wall on the left, and the smaller wall on the right.</text>
  <climb id="62" name="Sunny Gym" number="4142." fa="Pete Steane, Jun 1995." grade="17" length="10m" extra="" stars=" * ">Nice jamming up the line just right of the easy looking corner. A fun move over the bulge near the top. Crack may be wet after rain.</climb>
  <climb id="63" name="Exit Route" number="4243." grade="16" length="10m" extra="" stars=" * ">The next crack right. Corner through a roof. Pleasant.</climb>
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  <text class="heading2" id="64">The Moai</text>
  <text class="text" id="65">The Moai completes the trilogy. No aid, no swim, just quality routes - uncompromisingly modern in style - in a wild and scenic location. The Moai is a lone column of dolerite beside the sea, north of Fortescue Bay. Amidst the walls of rock along the coastline it stands apart, resting upon an altar formed by a rock platform, like a discontinuity in the time-space continuum. Its spiritual significance is obvious. Rock is not simply the medium for the sport, as only climbers know, the rock is sacred and the Moai is a shrine to the Rock Gods - a place of worship. (Editor's note: Moai is the name of the monoliths on Easter Island, pronounced "mow"-"eye")</text>
  <text class="text" id="66">To get to the Moai, walk along the beach from Fortescue Bay and onto the track to Waterfall Bay. About 1 hour 15 minutes of walking takes you to Bivouac Bay (good camp site with toilet). From Bivouac Bay, continue along the track for about 5 or 10 minutes until the crest of the spur is reached; there are two sawn stumps (approx. 40cm diameter) on the track here. Another 20m (approximately) along the track a small cairn marks the route to the abseils. Additional cairns and faded yellow (i.e. white) tape marks the route. Finally, climb around a large boulder to reach the abseil anchors (a U and a chain-link about 100m from the track). The first abseil is 15m (grade 16 if you want to climb back out). There are then two more of similar height off trees (these two can be done together as a 50m abseil and are about grade 12 if you're climbing out). Alternatively, a 60m rope fixed from the top anchors will just reach the bottom. From the bottom of the abseils it is relatively straightforward to scramble down to the rock platform. At most times, the rock platform is unthreatened by waves, but in certain heavier swell conditions waves do occasionally sweep across. Take care if the sea is rough, especially on the scramble to the platform.</text>
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  <climb id="68" name="Burning Spear" number="4344." fa="S.Eberhard, R.Parkyn, Oct 1994." grade="22" length="35m" extra="Þ (pitch 2)" stars="*">1. 20m 18. Start in the short chimney (at the left-most part of the base that has easy access). Steep but juggy climbing leads to the belay ledge (rap anchors). Good natural gear.&lt;br/&gt;2. 15m 22. Crank up the arête. At one point the route comes quite close to Sacred Site but don't get sucked into going onto it as it will become difficult (and run-out) getting back onto the line.</climb>
  <climb id="69" name="Blunt Instrument" number="4445." fa="Roger Parkyn, Dec 1994." grade="20" length="20m" extra="" stars="**">Two U's lead to a flake, then follow cracks with good gear to the top. A good alternate first pitch to Burning Spear.</climb>
  <climb id="70" name="Ancient Astronaught" number="4546." fa="R.Parkyn, G.Phillips, Sep 1994." grade="24" length="35m" extra="Þ" stars="**">1. 25m 24. Crank through the overhang at the base of the NE arête. Continue up the arête and the wall to its L.&lt;br/&gt;2. 10m 20. Blast straight up from the belay ledge then trend R via the last U to finish on the R side of the arête. No natural gear required on either pitch.</climb>
  <climb id="71" name="Sacred Site" number="4647." fa="R.Eberhard, R.Parkyn, Aug 1994." grade="18" length="35m" extra="" stars="**">1. 10m. Scramble (about grade 2) up to the ledge on the NE side of the Moai.&lt;br/&gt;2. 25m. Climb the corner onto the pedestal then up to the bolt. From the bolt move R 1m then up via a flake. Trend R to another bolt then straight up. Use the anchors of Ancient Astronaught to belay/rappel (a single 50m rope doubled just makes it down). Take a selection of small to mid-sized cams.</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="72">Mainland Wall</text>
  <text class="text" id="73">On the cliff facing the Moai (i.e. part of the mainland) there are several pleasant routes. To get to them scramble down past the small cave at water level and up onto the ledges above. The first three routes all start from the same ledge (looks slopey from the Moai). There is a rap anchor above Thunderstruck.</text>
  <climb id="74" name="The Firing Line" number="4748." fa="Sam Edwards, Oct 1994." grade="18" length="15m" extra="">The continuous finger crack.</climb>
  <climb id="75" name="The Hands of Chaos" number="4849." fa="Sam Edwards, Oct 1994." grade="17" length="15m" extra="" stars="">The hand crack two metres R of The Firing Line. There is a rectangular block that sticks out near the top.</climb>
  <climb id="76" name="Mr Whippy" number="4950." fa="J.Morgan, Oct 1994." grade="16" length="15m" extra="" stars="">The twin cracks in a short chimney two metres R of The Hands of Chaos.</climb>
  <climb id="77" name="Thunderstruck" number="5051." fa="Garry Phillips, Oct 1994." grade="17" length="25m" extra="" stars="">The zig-zag (thunder-bolt) crack about 20m R of Mr Whippy. A quality route with rap anchors at the top.</climb>
  <text class="text" id="78">Other crack routes exist about 100m away in the direction of Cape Huay. Editor's note: Climbs were done in the Dolomieu Point area by Peacock et al in the early eighties. These are different routes. I couldn't determine the location of the earlier route with sufficient accuracy (refer to CCT circulars 1982 -- issue #145).</text>
  <climb id="79" name="Garn&apos;s Horror Climb" number="5152." fa="Garn Copper, Feb 1995." grade="18" length="40m" extra="" stars="">Start about 3/4 of the way L along the first cliffs encountered, below the L side of the ledge about 15m up. 1. 15m. Up the crack, corner and face to the ledge. 2. 24m. Traverse about 4m R along the ledge then up a hand-crack. Continue through a roof then up the next hand-crack on the R.</climb>
  <climb id="80" name="Squeeze" number="5253." fa="Sam Edwards, Feb 1995." grade="17" length="18m" extra="" stars="">The wide crack about 10m R of Garn's Horror Climb passing through the R side of a roof then climb straight up the crack to the ledge.</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="81">The Golden Pillar</text>
  <text class="text" id="82">About ten minutes walk north along the walking track from the Moai turn off is a large orange arête. This is easily visible from the track. Locate a pair of carrot bolts in horizontal rock above this, these may be covered by foliage. Alternatively look for the DBB at the end of the third pitch close to the carrots described earlier. The DBB can be reached from the top and is in vertical rock on the north-east side of the pillar 30cm over the edge. Abseil with a 60m fixed rope, or, if brave, abseil in three pitches, from double bolts, using a single 60 metre rope. You will need eight hangers and a dozen draws, a medium wire (No 5 Rock) and Cams 0.4,0.5,0.75, 1 (BD C4s). There is Some loose rock, bring a helmet. The route is equipped with a Mixture of stainless expansion bolts with hangers and (bash-in!) stainless carrots. There could be another pitch below.</text>
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  <climb id="83" name="The Golden Pillar of Fortescue" number="5354." fa="Steve Monks and Steve Findlay, Feb 2003." grade="24" length="60m" extra="" stars="**">1. 25m 24. Move up a slight flake crack on the R, via the 0.4 and 0.5 camalot, and pull left onto the arête at a fixed hanger. Climb with increasing difficulty via carrots and some fixed hangers to a slight runout to the belay. &lt;br/&gt;2. 25m 24. Continue up the arête on slightly worsening rock , where a #5 Rock eases tricky moves up to a short crack. Again there is a slight runout to the belay, but a 0.75 cam helps. &lt;br/&gt;3. 10m 19. Climb the groove to a carrot, step R and go up a solid hand crack past a second carrot to the top.</climb>
  <text class="heading3" id="85">The Thumbs</text>
  <text id="88">Access to date has been via kayak, paddling north from The Moai. Grid Ref 79650, 26100 on the TasMap Hippolyte sheet.</text>
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  <climb id="86" name="Hippolyte Crack " number="5455." fa="David Gray, Carol Hurst, November 1997." grade="15" length="25m">A clean bulging corner, just north of point. Climb the hand crack in the corner.</climb>
  <climb id="87" name="Diciannove" number="5556." fa="David Gray,Carol Hurst, November 1997." grade="20" length="25m" extra="" stars="">Thin face crack a few metres L of Hippolyte Crack.</climb>