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  <header id="6" autonumber="true" camping="" history="Jon Nermut and Dave Humphries had a look at the dolerite for sport climbing in 2014 but then moved their attention to Kempton. During that trip a couple of freestanding boulders on the western side of the road were noticed.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Dave went back in 2018 to explore the bouldering potential and found a lot of likely problems within a couple of hundred metres of the road on the Eastern side, some visible from the road." acknowledgement="" name="Mt Hobbs" walk="2-10 Mins" sun="" rock="Dolerite" intro="Mt Hobbs is a dolerite mountain north of Buckland. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The bouldering area is formed by the dolerite columns of Mt Hobbs falling down the southern side providing slabs, vertical and overhanging faces on the one outcrop, literally something for everyone. The boulders range in size from low balls to massive highballs that will require special trousers, with everything in between.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The potential looks enormous but it’s hard to know without trying a range of the available boulders, so get a brush and a shovel/spade to clean the toupee of ferns off the top out holds and put your name to something!&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The boulders are featured on almost all faces and the dolerite texture is like coarse sandstone and the landings are generally, surprisingly good.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;So far exploration has covered a 300m x 300m area that looks to have 50+ boulders and some sport routes.&lt;br/&gt;A track to Reality Rift boulder leads from the carpark area.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Note: If you find loose rock or dirty holds on a problem use your judgement and make it safe and give it a clean." access="The most straightforward method is to drive to Buckland, about 60km NE of Hobart on the A3, then turn left on the C318 (Buckland Rd). &lt;br/&gt;Keep on the C318 (Buckland Rd) after it turns to dirt. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;At 17.5km there is a large cross road with no markings or signs, turn left towards Mt Hobbs. Drive along this road for 5km. At 5km the road forks, take the right fork up the hill. You should be able to see cleared area to the left and to the right Big Roof and the Golden Greek boulders. Park off the road at the pink tape. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;The pink tape takes you to Reality Rift boulder (about 5 minutes walk) or if you go right at the double taped markers to The Golden Greek and Emasculator boulders.&lt;br/&gt; &lt;br/&gt;The journey takes a little over one hour from Hobart."/>
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  <text class="heading3" id="9">Vitamin D area</text>
  <text class="text" id="19">Follow the pink track to Reality Rift boulder. Then head up hill for about 50m.</text>
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  <problem id="8" name="V0" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V0" stars="" number="1.">Start both hands on low rail.</problem>
  <problem id="11" name="Vitamin D" length="" fa="Dave Humphries Oct 2018" extra="(SDS)" grade="V2" stars="*" number="2.">Start with both hands on the low rail and finish through the roof.</problem>
  <problem id="12" name="Vitamin D+" length="" fa="Dave Humphries Oct 2018" extra="(SDS)" grade="V3" stars="***" number="3.">Starts under the overhang with both hands on the incut flaky jug then climbs the roof directly to the jug on Vitamin D. Finish as for Vitamin D.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="13">Shady Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="17">Shady boulder is about 20m behind Reality Rift Boulder.</text>
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  <problem id="14" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V0" stars="" number="4.">Start on the big jug then head left.</problem>
  <problem id="15" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V?" stars="" number="5.">Bunched start v4ish.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="21">Reality Rift Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="22">Follow the track up from the car park.</text>
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  <problem id="24" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="VE" stars="" number="6."/>
  <problem id="25" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="VE" stars="" number="7."/>
  <problem id="26" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V?" stars="" number="8.">Start on crimps and crimpy side pull.</problem>
  <problem id="27" name="Tension" length="" fa="Mike Hitchcock Dec 2018" extra="(SDS)" grade="V5" stars="***" number="9.">Start on low jugs and follow the diagonal line left.</problem>
  <problem id="28" name="Reality Rift" length="" fa="Mike Hitchcock Dec 2018" extra="(Highball, SDS)" grade="V1" stars="***" number="10.">Great line and climbing!</problem>
  <problem id="29" name="Crack On" length="" fa="Dave Nov2018" extra="(SDS)" grade="V1" stars="*" number="11.">Start on jugs and follow the crack to the top.</problem>
  <problem id="30" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(Highball, SDS)" grade="V?" stars="" number="12.">Start on pinch, cross Crack On and finish up wall.</problem>
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  <problem id="31" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V?" stars="" number="13.">Start on rail with feet in hollow. Bust up to crack junction, without using the crack.</problem>
  <problem id="32" name="" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V1" stars="" number="14.">Start on jugs in bottom of crack. Follow cracks to the top. A nicer start is on the rail of problem 8.</problem>
  <problem id="33" name="Pop till you drop" length="" fa="Dave Humphries Apr 2019" extra="(SDS)" grade="V4" stars="*" number="15.">Start from the crack directly below the high incut, gain the high incut then the top.</problem>
  <problem id="34" name="Fun" length="" fa="Dave Nov 2018" extra="(SDS)" grade="V1" stars="*" number="16.">Start on jugs at bottom then straight up.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="39">Predator Boulder</text>
  <text class="text" id="40">Predator Boulder is 20m East of Reality Rift Boulder.</text>
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  <problem id="42" name="Scat" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V0" stars="" number="17.">Start on low jug. Jugs almost all the way!</problem>
  <problem id="43" name="Predator" length="" fa="Dave Humphries Apr 2019" extra="(SDS)" grade="V3" stars="**" number="18.">Start on low jug with feet under. Great problem.</problem>
  <problem id="44" name="Prey" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V2" stars="" number="19.">Start on the lowest slopey ramp. Better if you don’t use the crack at the top.</problem>
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  <problem id="45" name="Over Reach" length="" fa="Dave Humphries Apr 2019" extra="(SDS)" grade="V2" stars="*" number="20.">Head for the huge lip jug.</problem>
  <problem id="46" name="Modern Toss" length="" fa="" extra="(SDS)" grade="V4" stars="" number="21.">Nice if you like that sort of thing. Start on the low jug and huck to the lip jug.</problem>
  <problem id="47" name="Lowest of the Low" length="" fa="Dave Humphries Apr 2019" extra="(SDS)" grade="V3" stars="" number="22.">Start on the stack o' flakes jug, roll out right.</problem>
  <text id="49" class="heading3">The Golden Greek Boulder</text>
  <text id="52" class="text">The Golden Greek boulder is about 20m along the double taped track that branches from the Reality Rift track. It is the lower of the two boulders visible from the carpark.</text>
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  <problem id="51" stars="**" extra="(SDS)" number="23." name="The Golden Greek" length="" grade="V1" fa="Dave Humphries Apr 2019">Spiros Arion level moves, great steep jug hauling.</problem>
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  <problem id="57" stars="" extra="" number="24." name="Fern Boulder" length="" grade="V0" fa="G. Nermut, April 2019.">This boulder is directly below The Golden Greek. Climb up on good holds.</problem>
  <text class="heading3" id="36">The Emasculator</text>
  <text class="text" id="37">This area is below Reality Rift boulder. Follow the track back to the double taped markers then under the Golden Greek boulder to The Emasculator. This area has a range of walls and overhangs, the biggest of which is The Emasculator.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;Currently no problems have been done in this area.</text>
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