Just letting people know that there is a huge loose flake/block above the 2nd bolt on Sacred Site.  Its the flake that takes the gear.

Hello everyone, my name is Chris. My wife (Devi) and I just moved to Tasmania and are looking to build a Trad Rack. We currently have gear focused toward Top Roping/Sport and are looking to broaden our climbing abilities after a Trad Course at Joshua Tree in LA before we left. We are hoping to gain some insights into which sized cams would be best out here for the local crags around Hobart and even all over the Island. If there is any consensus as to that, it would be very much appreciated since we can't go buying everything just yet but if there is a wide variety then just let us know and we'll do what we can. Thank you for any help, looking forward to meeting some of you around the crags! 

Residents Opposed to the Cable Car

What part of ‘No Cable Car’ do they not understand?
In May, thousands of people gathered together to say a resounding NO to the proposed cable car up kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
Carlton & United Breweries listened, saying they wouldn’t allow the proponents to use their land because the project does not have community support. That would have been a sensible time for MWCC to walk away from the project. But they haven’t.
Instead they want to have a secret meeting with the Council next week to discuss their latest proposal - which is rumoured to be starting from the South Hobart tip. We kid you not!
We are sick of the secrecy and will continue to fight this unpopular proposal. It’s irrelevant where it starts from - as our concern is with the impact on the mountain.
Will you join us?
We’ll be having a snap protest at the gates to the South Hobart tip to show Mount Wellington Cableway Company that their proposed cable car is not wanted at the tip – or anywhere else for that matter.
When: 4.15pm, Saturday 4th August
Where: Waste Transfer Station, McRobies Road, South Hobart
We hope to see you there!
RSVP on Facebook

Hello all.  Its been a while between drinks but I've decided to get back into climbing.  Having lived in Hobart and spent time in launi I am yearning for an after work crag for the humble folk of wynyard and a weekend crag for her neighbours.  I think I may have just stumbled across something and hope to hear feedback from anyone who may have landed on this moon before me!  Protruding from table Cape are two sizable basal crags which until today have always intrigued me.  This afternoon I headed off with only a  dog called Red and my curiosity to find a North facing amphitheatre of small crags (much like the gorge) and two decent buttress' maybe 100m high at most and 50m at the very least.  Having rubbed noses briefly with some of the smaller crags I can say that the rock looks clean and of good quality with sections for potential crack climbing and delicate face climbing.  The northerly aspect allows for quick drying times and the sea helps (like freycinet) with good exposure.  When my working life allows I will be looking into exploring this area and hope to create another avenue for any Northern climbers. DSC_5985.JPG If this is of any interest to any northern climbers at all then I'd love to talk exploring the area further, new routes and any hurdles associated with climbing within a conservation area.  Thanks bloggers. Joe Carter. 

Climbing partner,

If anyone is keen for a climb on saturdays in southern tassie shoot me a message or give me a buzz my availability can be a bit fluctuating but I’m always keen to try fit something in, low to mid 20’s, 0438081020

cheers Dan 


can someone tell me if freuhauf is climbable or is it still weeping from the last lot of rain we had?  And if so is anyone keen for a couple hours there tomorrow around lunchtime? Let me know! Cheers Dan 

So great to see the continued exploration of sand river, the area that seemingly continues to gift with the hard work of so many, but does it not seem questionable in suggesting that a certain feature would be desecrated by adding bolts to it? Sand river is unquestionably a premier Tasmanian sport climbing crag  so  if  there is a line that can be climbed free by adding bolts to it surely this is a good thing? 

Loose bolt on the Sapphire Rose

Hi all,

Just a heads up for anyone heading to Bare Rock. We were on the Sapphire Rose on Saturday and noticed that the first bolt in the traverse on P1 has a very loose nut and hanger. We didn't have anything to tighten it with so its still only finger tight. There are good small/medium cam placements  in the overlap just above the bolt.


For the last 43 years it has been assumed that Henry Barber introduced grade 23 to Australia, officially Insomnia at Frog being the first one...though Kama Sutra at Araps on the same trip is harder. In researching a new book I'm writing on the history of Tasmanian climbing, I have discovered that Ian Lewis had free climbed Albatross at Lowdina near Hobart in 1974, before Hot Henry came in 1975. The guidebook credits Lewis with the first ascent, but gives the first free ascent to Henry, as it was reported that Lewis had a point of aid (rest) on his ascent. In recent interviews for the book, both Ian Lewis and his belayer Lyle Closs are adamant that it was done free. Albatross was the only route Henry Barber fell off on his Australian trip. I've been on it, and not many would argue with grade 24..its desperate. So there you go... Ian Lewis did the first grade 23 in Australia in 1974.

Top rope accreditations


I am looking to get some accreditations for taking youth rock climbing, and was wondering if anyone knew the best person I could get in contact with?

I have indoor rock climbing certificates, but want to get top rope outdoor and abseiling certs.

I’m an avid climber just need to get the right paperwork so I can take the youth out legally.


Hi Every one
Just letting people who do not already know, that it is a good idea after heavy rain to let the Sand Stone dry out before climbing on it.  

This link below is really worth reading and passing on.




Star Factory Access

Just letting people know that the access lines to the Star Factory have been removed.

Please take care when scrambling up and down.

no cable car rally

Hey Good people of thesarvo,


As per the heading I wish to draw everyones attention to the upcoming 'no cable car' rally Sunday 6th of May in the Cascade gardens. I appreciate this is a very divisive issue, but as climbers and users of the Mountain it will effect each and every one of us so speak now or forever whinge on internet forums. Hope to see you there, or better still on a stellar mountain climb uneffected by cable cars for many years to come.

hugs or firm hand shakes if thats more your thing

Sam de Zoete



Totem Pole

Finally discovered the Totem Pole, albeit in a support position to Andy Kuylaars' near flash of both pitches of the Deep Play/Back side free route.

Wonderful time.

I built Roger's model, and tried to update the lines on it–wondering if Roger has any interest in creating a updated version–took me a while to figure out the Gallegos line, but knowing those guys, and knowing the lines they find and climb, I think I see the way they aided their route (if indeed they went to the top).

Also wondering if people have climbed the original route, on aid, all clean.  Not climbing 27 at this time ((wink)), I was thinking it might be fun to give my dusty aiders a go in that wild cavernous gap in the ocean.

Photo by Derek Cheng

Hi everyone,


I've just arrived here in Tasmania and I would like to find someone or a group of climbers to hang out with.


My plans are not definite except that I am going to do the overland track the 14th of March and the 6 following days.


I feel comfortable climbing grade 20/21 on sport routes but I am also interested to try trad.


I have some gear and a rope cause my partner was with me for one week already. We were on our way to climb the Moai but her belay device has decided to land somewhere between the rocks down there !


If you have got time for a climb or a beer I'll be around Hobart this weekend and probably on the east coast after the 20th of March.


I am definitely keen to climb great Tassie walls.


You can reach me at this number 0448697875.