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        number="null.">Sisters Beach</text><text class="Editor"
        number="null.">by Roger Parkyn, originally published in Craglets 6.</text><text
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        number="null.">The cliffs at Sisters Beach are well worth visiting.  The cliff area is small but the quality of the rock and routes is superb. Unfortunately the anchors placed by John in 1992 became badly corroded within a year of so of their placement and are now un-useable.  John says that some enthusiastic locals may go out and fix them up and has volunteered his drill (although not, apparently, his time) to the job.  In the meantime they stand as a sad example of what happens to non-stainless bolts in a marine environment.  The trad routes are still there of course and top-ropeing is possible. 
The nearby beach is excellent; a good diversion from cranking. There is no legal camping at Sisters Beach although several possible sites exist. If you keep a low profile and set up in the late evening you probably won’t be hassled. The camp ground at Boat Harbour is quite good but is about 10 km away. 
From Sisters Beach drive eastwards along the dirt road that runs parallel to the beach.  This ends after about 1.5 km. Park here.  The walk takes about five minutes.  Start by following the signposted track for about 100m then bear off to the left. A rough track leads around towards the cliffs (about 500m). There are two cliffs Fly Buttress and Corruption Wall. Fly Buttress faces out to sea. Corruption Wall is a little further on but is best reached via a small notch in the spur running down to Breakneck Point. To reach it follow the track up-hill about 50m before Fly Buttress. </text><image
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        number="null.">Fly Buttress</text><text
        class="text">The topo basically says it all. Pretty much all the routes were done by Nic Deka in the late seventies. The only notable exceptions are R.Starzewski’s ascent of Sunshine and S.Edwards’s Wuss ‘n Boots.
There are also some climbs on the sea cliffs below including Crack (19, Starzewski) which takes the thin crack splitting the clean wall round the right of the large gully.</text><image
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        number="null.">Corruption Wall</text><text
        class="text">This has become a centre for Tasmanian sport climbing (yeah, I know, doesn’t say much does it?). The routes added by John Fisher are brilliant. User friendly too. Fixed hangers are de rigueur and most routes have rap chains at the top.</text><image
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        name="Carnal Knowledge">From an ascending grassy ramp, follow a clean cut lay-back crack. Bear right at the top. R.Hamilton.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="10"
        name="Fourplay">The chimney. Tony McKenny.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="25"
        name="The Purple Veined Junket Pumper">Start near The Winking Sausage. The crux is between the second and third bolts but the pump continues all the way to the top. John Fisher, 1992.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="24"
        name="The Winking Sausage">Another pumper. Use a #2 friend on the way to the first bolt. Another #2 can be used after the third bolt. John Fisher, 1992.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="22"
        name="Rhythm Rude Girl">Yes this one is pumpy too. A cammer can be placed in a horizontal break before the first bolt. John Fisher, 1992.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="18"
        name="The Rapist">Climbs the overhanging crack in the corner. Tony McKenny.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="15"
        name="Happy Hooker">Follow the thin crack in the wall right of The Rapist then traverse right to join the top crack of Nubile Nymph. Mick Ling.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="19"
        name="Lazy Lob">Steep and cranky. Four bolts plus a few cammers in horizontal breaks. John Fisher, 1992.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="25"
        name="The Crimson Tipped Crumpet Plunger">Tweekier than the other hard routes here but not as steep. Take a few small cammers for the easy ground at the top. John Fisher, 1992</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="15"
        name="Nubile Nymph">Lay-back the clean-cut crack. N.Williams.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="14"
        name="Gornuphere">The easy line.</climb><climb extra=""
        name="Puberty Rites">Climb the corner. An excellent and varied pitch. N.Williams.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="14"
        name="The Slit">The right wall, with many horizontal joints, is split by a deep groove. Follow this to the tree. Neal Smith.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="15"
        name="The Leaky Condom">Now an excellent beginners clip-up. Six bolts. Re-bolted and renamed by John (Hilti-man) Fisher. Yes, I know, it
was a very naughty thing to do. He deserves a jolly good spanking. Tony (condom power) McKenny.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="27"
        name="The Dog’s Coif">Independent, and just right of, the arete. John Fisher, Dec/93.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="26"
        name="Dog’s Knob">Way steep. A magnificent line. The climb was originally bolted by Simon Mentz who then didn’t have time to work it. John Fisher, 1992.</climb><climb
        extra="" grade="25" length="" name="The Butcher’s Dog"
        new="false" number="" stars="">Another steep test-piece from the dude with the Hilti. John Fisher, 1992.</climb></guide>