Gear found at base of fiddlesticks.  Call Andrew on 0434876256 if you want it back.

Just wondering if anyone has investigated the boulders above Linda? They look quite promising with easy access from the comfort of a car.

I have some quick draws from sand river if they’re yours or know who’s they are touch base and I’ll get them back to you,



I’m looking for accommodation for 6-12 months and partners for climbing  shenanigans of all types. I like long challenging climbs most, but really love it all, from pebble wrestling to sketchy multi pitch ice/mixed sufferfests. Have rack and will travel. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering remotely at UC Berkeley and will likely be remote for a long time. Feel free to pass my details along. Cam. 04OOI5023O.  

Organ Pipes access ( 4- day road closure, from 23 November 2020)

From the HCC Pinnacle Road - road status website: -
“Pinnacle Road can be closed any time due to unsafe conditions or traffic congestion. When the road status changes this page is updated.”
“The City of Hobart intends to close Pinnacle Road on kunanyi/Mt Wellington to carry out critical road maintenance work for up to four days, starting on Monday 23 November. The road will re-open by Friday 27 November, or sooner if it is safe to do so.”

Not just for road works.
In winter (probably often in early Spring and Autumn too), the mountain road seems to be closed every second day (or more) overnight and well into the morning due to” ice, snow and dangerous conditions”. Gone are the days when we could drive up any time of the day and night to have a climb. Constant road closures abound. Our modern protector society and no doubt liability issues are ever with us now along with a high visitor scenario.

So, better check the website summer and winter.

and a pdf on why.        “Stay Safe on the Mountain”


Nesting peregrine falcons near top pitches of Winning Streaks. Best avoided for a while.

Lost draws at Paradiso.

Hi folks. I think I left two grey Petzl draws with blue Oxygen bentgates at the Paradiso on 1 November. Probably at the top of Man's Machine or Too Tall Oxen.

Tiger Snake at SR

Watch out for the tiger snake we came across among the rocks at the foot of Shape Shifter/Pinball access a couple of weeks ago. And elsewhere at SR perhaps?

Just a heads up for people planning to climb at or around Cradle Mountain in the future. 

I just read a post from Parks (link: Looks like they've removed a fair quantity of climber's slings as a part of NationalRecycleWeek.

If you're planning to climb there I would take multiple new slings for setting up rappels.  

Rocky Cape peregrines

Rocky Cape peregrine falcons are presently nesting to the right of North Cave in the Ramp area so do not climb here in the nesting season (August through December)

There was no Parks warning sign or other notice when we were there recently.

If your are unlucky you may have the unpleasant experience of being yelled at by a belligerent 'protector of the birds' as well as being threatened with breaking the law. 

Despite the annoying abuse I do agree about protecting the falcons. A warning notice would have been useful as has been placed at Sand River.

A by product of this was the fellow wanted to completely ban climbing on the cliffs so another warning , like the Grampians and Araps., future climbing access is under threat.

The Peregrine Falcons  are restless again up in the Panopticon area  and are likely nesting now. A sign has again been erected at the left hand part (Northern end)  of the crag and climbers are asked to stay out of that area till they have gone. Thanks.

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HI all,

Let me preface this by saying that I already sent an email to Jon a few days ago reporting this, so he is aware. I would however like to gather a bit more information in order to have a better understanding of the issue and hopefully help him solve it.

Issue #1: on my Samsung Galaxy A51 running Android 10, after opening the Thesarvo app, the main menu hangs on "Checking for updates", which isn’t a normal behaviour. Looks like it isn’t updating normally.

Issue #2: more worrying yet, some crags are missing routes compared to the web version, including major walls.

For example: if you go to Whitewater Wall using a web browser (either on a computer or on a smartphone), it contains different routes from the app version (missing routes 12, as well as 16, 17 and 18). See below:

Left is the app version, right is the web version.


There are other things missing on other pages, for example Fruehauf, so I assume a lot of the content isn’t being updated at all.

I don’t remember having this issue on my previous Android phone running Marshmallow.

Has anyone else experienced this or am I alone in this? If yes, please provide as much technical information as you can.


Found a chalkbag

Found a dippers chalkbag at Whitewater boulders a couple of days ago.

Belong to anyone?

New Routes 2020


I couldn't find the new routes 2020 page so I thought I'd create one. 

New route at Thylacine Buttress, Dog Leg Bend, North West Bay River.

*Barking Mad 24 20m 9 Bolts 

Start 4m Left of Wile E. Coyote. Chin up on the jug to clip the first bolt or stick clip. Funky moves lead to easy ground. Power up the sustained headwall and exit to the right. DBB.

FA: Tom Fulton, Pat Eberhard. May 2020

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The Choss Files - Collins Cap

I haven't written up some choss in a long time, but this one is an almost-good-enough cliff that's obvious on a map, that will no doubt get visited again, but probably just a bit too much effort to get to.

I went for a walk on the Glen Dhu Trail on sunday, which goes around the flanks of Collins Cap. It's quite close to the Yellow Cliffs - subject of a previous episode: The Choss Files - Glen Dhu Rd

The cliff itself is quite obvious on a satellite or lidar map see Google map - and was pointed out to me by Dave Thomas.

I parked at the cattle yards where there is a gate across the road on Nicholls Rd and walked from there. The first part of the trail is across private land until you get into the Wellington Park, but the people in the house seemed fine with people walking it.

Its a nice flat walk for half an hour past various bits of small choss, until the track starts zig zagging up the hill in some switch backs. When I could first see the cliff I started contouring across the hillside to it - this was probably a mistake as the hillside is steep AF. On the way back I walked from the top of the cliff, which is flatter, but still not easy walking through regrowth. Would need a track for sure.

The cliff has some ok looking sandstone, some of which would be over 30m high. Its at about 700m elevation, so probably part of the same layer of sandstone as Neika/Springs/Sphinx. It's NNW facing, so had some nice afternoon sun, and a beautiful view over the valley towards Mt Dromedary. 

There would be at least a dozen routes there I would have thought. But, its probably just a bit too much effort to get to, at 45/50+ minutes walk, with a steep uphill pinch and not easy walking at the end to gain the cliff. So probably destined to remain a curiosity, but maybe others will disagree.

Other choss files: