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THE book on our climbing history by Gerry Narkowicz and Simon Bischoff, a rich mixture of superb old and new photographs, and the best of the writings of many of our climbing pioneers, Gerry and Simon have produced a classic - buy one now while you can, before they sell out!
Available from climbtasmania.com.au for $99.95 plus $20 postage, or at all outdoor shops in Hobart and Launceston, as well as Fullers Book store in Collins St, the Hobart Bookshop in Salamanca Place and Petrarchs bookstore in Launceston.
I’m wanting to get down to tassie more to climb but hire cars are too expensive (4 week trip it’s over $2000). So I’m wanting to buy a car and use it for climbing trips from Qld (hoping this will mean I come down more). But I need to leave it somewhere for most of the year. Ideally someone with lots of land. And happy for it to be used occasionally if they need another car at times. Happy to pay for storage too. Whatever works.
If you can help please text or call. Thanks
We are comming to Tasmania in December and are trying to organize a crash pad that joins us on our little 3-week road trip. We would love to buy a pad from second-hand or rent it for 2-3 weeks if somebody here doesn't need hers/his in December
If you have any information about where else we could be lucky we would also be very grateful!
Have a wonderful day. Best wishes from Germany,
Iva and Felix
we are going to Flinders in December, and I noticed the guide here has lots of routes only listed with name and grade. Is there any other guide or source to info about where all those routes go? Looking for moderates to climb with family. Thanks.
I'm sailing to Deal Island in December, might spend a week there.
With Peregine falcons nesting at the Far East Area please don't climb climb any further left of Panopticon Central area. Should be ok up to Side Show Alley but no further. Keep clear of Terrace Wall. We will update when all is ok post fledging. Thanks
The Ragged Jack road is closed shortly after its turn-off from the Ben Lomond Road, due to a washed-out bridge. This fine crag has the best one-pitch crack climbs in Tassie, so this access problem is a pain. Alternative access is pretty easy though. From Launceston head out via Evandale to the small village of Nile. Then take the C420 Deddington Road for about 16km and there is a turn-off to the right on the English Town Road. Approximately 12km along this road takes you to the start of the 4WD track underneath Ragged jack. Walking time is about an hour. The cracks are always a bit dirty due to lack of traffic and water run-off. A quick wire brush and they become perfectly ok, absolute splitters. See Memory of a Journey available from climbtasmania.com.au for the full guide.
The Annual General Meeting for the CCT will be held on Tues 10th September, 7pm, @ The Republic (upstairs).
2. Presidents Report
3. Treasurers Report and acceptance.
* Committee members
Here is a sneak preview of a bit of the first chapter of Adventures at the Edge of the World. Take note of the contents pages where you will a literary feast of most of the good stories that have ever been written about Tasmanian climbing, as well as a decade-by-decade summary of the history.
John passed away last week . Originally from Victoria, he was one of the “young “uns” of the 1960-70s, who climbed many new hard routes on the Organ Pipes and other Tasmanian cliffs as well as at Mt. Arapiles and across Victoria.
Climbing with Reg Williams, Phillip Stranger, Chris Baxter, Chris Dewhirst, John Ewbank, Bob Bull and many others, his legacy includes such classics on the Pipes as Ophthalmia, Nefertiti, Faust, Bismarck and the lovely Digitalis. Further afield he pioneered wilderness classics such as The Geryon Skyline Traverse (South to North), the massive Prometheus on Geryon East Face, and other stunning lines on the Guardians and the Acropolis. Next time you climb the immaculate Skink on the RH Watchtower Face at Araps, think of John, out there in 1966.
Later in life he turned his considerable talents to documentary film making, with a passion for social and historical justice, particularly in regard to indigenous issues.
Our sincere condolences to his family, and to all his many friends.
An invite to join the Climbers Affinity Group
of Extinction Rebellion Tasmania
We are all aware of the dangers facing the planet from global heating. The best science is warning us we are rapidly approaching tipping points and of the urgent need to drastically reduce CO2 emissions.
You have also probably heard of Extinction Rebellion (XR), which uses nonviolent, high publicity events in the UK, Australia and around the world to nudge governments into action.
XR is not affiliated to any political party or to any environmental movement – we just care deeply for our planet and are concerned at the complete lack of government response to this existential threat.
Our main aims are really very simple:
The “Climbers Affinity Group” of XR is made up of Tasmanian climbers looking to carry out similar very visible but non-violent actions to raise public awareness. Our very first action was a banner on the southern outlet last week.
Our next one will be at the Parliament House lawn at midday Thursday, 8 of August when our declaration of intent will be delivered very publicly to our State Parliamentarians.
Come and join us then or, even better, join our group! We are looking for more members from around the State. We urge you to sign up here.
Jim Duff 0427468899
Need more convincing? Here is a video from one of the founders of XR in the UK
Hi tassie climbers
it has been a while since I’ve been in tassie climbing and I now have a 4 year old. Strangely I never really focused on suitable areas for climbing with a 4 year old in tow. Can anyone recommend anything? I’m planning on the hobart to north north east area. Prefer trad but beggars can’t be choosers season anything will do.
Thanks in advance! Erika
Check out the cover for Adventures at the Edge of the world - the history of Tasmanian climbing. We go to print next week, and copies will be available in late October. Hope the climbing community can make it to the book launch at the Duke of Wellington hotel on Friday 25th October with special guest speaker, Kim Carrigan.
After 2 years of all-consuming research, writing and photography, the new history book on Tasmanian climbing is going to print in 3 weeks and will be available in late October. This 540 page coffee-table size book has over 100 epic stories by climbing pioneers and is a photographic feast of over 600 photos. Simon Bischoff and I would really appreciate all our friends and anyone interested in rock climbing to help with the printing cost by pre-purchasing a copy for $80 via our pozible crowd fund campaign. https://www.pozible.com/project/adventures-at-the-edge-of-the-world