Here is a shorter version of the ice and mixed climbing I filmed at Stacks Bluff 2015. Conditions look pretty good now. I hope this gets some people psyched!

I am reluctantly selling my Meindl hiking/mountain boots. They are either size 42.5 or 43.0 and in excellent condition as one can see from the photos. I would describe them as being just nicely broken in. Yes, they do show a bit of wear and tear but nothing significant and they have been used on rocky terrain in the mountains. They are Gore-Tex lined and the leather outers have been looked after well with good quality leather preservative. The main part of the upper, again as you can see from the photographs, is made from one piece of leather.
Since I have stopped cramming my feet into rock shoes they have spread out and these boots no longer fit me. They were bought in Cauterets, France to complete a traverse of the Pyrenees one year when conditions in the mountains required more robust footwear than I'd arrived with. They have seen almost no use since as I tend to do most of my walking in approach shoes.
I believe these boots are the previous iteration of the current Meindl Himalaya model (, albeit with a slightly different sole. The upper looks exactly the same.
They are excellent boots for hiking in rough terrain and on non-technical snow & ice. Indeed, I used them with crampons for a number of days on my Pyrenean traverse.
The boots are missing the original insoles as I replaced them with off-the-shelf orthotics when I bought them. They've got other insoles in them now but the purchaser would probably want to use insoles that they are familiar with.
To buy these boots new in Australia you'd have to pay in excess of $500 ( - so while the price I'm asking might seem a lot at first glance, I believe they represent excellent value. The build quality means that they will last a lifetime if they are looked after properly and resoled when needed.

Call me if you're interested in trying them on: 0407 310 287














Hi folks,

Was wondering if anyone could help out - i need a card reader for uk bank cards so i can logon to internet banking and close an account only need it for half an hour.

Bank won't do anything over the phone and my other option is to just pop in to my local branch - in england, all this after i said i was in Australia.

Any way if anyone has one or knows someone that does and i could borrow for a bit that would be amazing 



thesarvo app on iPhone error 'missing xml data'

If you are having this issue then you need to update to the latest version of thesarvo iPhone app ( Version: 2.1, Updated: Jun 27, 2017 )

Delete the app and install again from the app store and your issue will be gone.

UK trip report

Here's a report of my 8 week trip to the UK and thoughts on climbing at Fairhead, Gritstone, Pembroke, North Wales and Cornwall.

Hi guys, I'll be heading over from WA from around Jan 9-19 next year. I've been climbing outdoors for 4 years with mostly sport experience, but am capable with trad/multipitch. I'm interested in having a crack at the totem pole as a seconder, as the highest grade I have led clean is 25. Having said that, I haven't found a 25 that I can't dog my way up on top-rope. I understand getting to the base of the tote is probably half the battle, and then finding the right line - which is why I'm looking to go with someone competent who has done it before.

I'd be looking to climb the 24/25 line/s (not too clear on these). I would be able to bring whatever gear I would need. 

Since this is a pretty serious climb I can imagine most people might not want a newbie tagging along, so my best chance of getting a look at it might be to pay a guide.

Can anyone put me in contact with potential climbers/guides for this?

Thanks in advance!


Hey guys,


Just wanted pick your brains about the Cradle Mountain Skyline Traverse in Winter. If anyone has done it before, would love to hear about their list of Do's and Don'ts. Let me know whether it is a walk in park or pretty serious in places. I will take crampons, though would brining ice axes be overkill?




Local Tasmanian climber and photographer Simon Bishoff is putting together a short film about climbing Blade Ridge (Federation Peak) in winter.

Check it out

Here's an article on my European trip so far, giving my observations on the crags at Kalymnos and Southern France.

Rock Shoes For Sale

Five FOUR TWO pairs of climbing shoes, surplus to our needs. See photos for condition of edges, etc.

Call Doug (0407 310 287) or email (

Two One pair of Scarpa Techno X

SOLD: Mens Techno X Size 42

Women’s Techno X Size 39.5  $95

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SOLD: One pair of Scarpa Thunder Size 41.5 

One pair of La Sportive Miura Size 38 $55

Nicely worn in, still completely sound structurally, re-soled and re-capped.

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SOLD: Evolv Bandit Size 43 $25



The boulder guide to Mount Wellington is getting unwieldy. Heaps of problems and heaps of photos. Great, but makes it hard to find things (plus I get pumped scrolling). 


Can we split the guide into two? Perhaps lower/higher or Dolerite/Sandstone.


Happy to put in the eLabour, but wanted to see what others think and how to best go about it.






From Bartlett, Mathew 

The City Of Hobart will be treating environmental weeds on a number of cliff faces around Hobart before the end of June. The two sites with public access include Waterworks Quarry in Waterworks Rd and Fruehauf in Tara St. Notification signs will be placed at the Quarries to inform people of what is happening but it would also be great if you could inform members of your group.


The sites will be closed during the weeding works but it is estimated that each site will only take one day.


The work will involve the treatment of the woody weeds at the moment because of the growing conditions. Other weed types are scheduled to be treated at a later time.


Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.




Mathew Bartlett

Team Leader Fire and Biodiversity | Bushland and Reserves | Parks and City Amenity


16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000

Hi, I'm thinking of writing a history of Tasmanian climbing, coffee table size with lots of pics and stories. I'd be grateful for any advice on format, where to start (ascents of peaks by bushwalkers? or just origins of roped climbing), and any contributions of photos, and people I should talk to. This could be a lovely momento for the climbing community for years to come..I look forward to people's opinion, advice, photos, stories etc. Thankyou, Gerry Narkowicz

Access to White Water Wall

The access to White Water Wall is now kinda fucked unless you have a 4wd

Most people will find themselves walking in.

Its around 30 minutes to the White Water Wall campsite

But if you are climbing around the Tetragrammaton a new track has started to be developed which takes half that time.

The track has been cairned (could do with a few more) and starts 1/4 way down the 4wd drive track and ends at the top of Tetragrammaton buttress.

I've added the GPS coordinates for the new track here Coastal Crags

lost gear

I left an ascender and etrierre at the top of flange butress on saturday (June 3rd).  If anyone found it I'd be psyched to get it back.........I'm happy to provide some beers as a reward.