There were two men (and a dog) checking out the cars parked by the road at Sand River yesterday (22nd July) - they drove off in a van when waved to as we approached. Maybe all very innocent but... Take valuables with you I guess.
I've been enjoying the Lowdina renaisassance lately, working through a full spectrum of easy and moderate routes. I'm curios about Expiry (13) on Lumbar cruncher buttress. In the topo photo which can't be very old at all there is a large chockstone visible in the offwidth. This was missing when we climbed the route the result being its seems pretty arduous for the grade.
Did somebody make the world a safer place or did it fall out by its own volition?
Found a polarfleece at the top of the sandstone cliffs in Waterworks Reserve Mon 11th July.
If it's yours let me know colour and brand and how to get it back to you.
Crag Care is running a working bee at Fruehauf on the 17th of July from 9-12 noon with the Hobart City Council Bushcare team. The council has asked that we close the cliff during that time! But it'll be back open straight after the working bee has finished.
Come along! It should be a nice morning of planting, weeding, chatting and cake. More details here: https://www.cragcaretasmania.org.au/event-details/fruehauf-working-bee
A recent severe wind related weather event has resulted in multiple trees falling across the track which accesses Mt Roland cliffs. Of concern, is that there are many "widow maker" branches hanging, waiting for an unsuspecting person to walk underneath. There is a very high risk of one of these branches falling without notice. It is recommended to avoid the area for a couple of months to allow the forces of gravity and changing winds to do their work in bringing some of these branches down to earth. Some track clearing with a chainsaw has commenced - more will be done when time permits.
I've not been to the Knuckle before, so anyone with some experience there would be greatly appreciated. I am wondering if it might be in condition by Monday 13th.
I've been looking at the Stacks Bluff forecast; not sure if there is a more suitable one. Looks like all the precipitation leading up to Monday is probably snow, rather than rain, which on a South facing slope that is mostly water ice, I wonder if this will not work well. There are strong southerly winds all week, however they seem to improve somewhat by Monday.
https://www.willyweather.com.au/tas/northern/stacks-bluff.html (Willy weather less optimistic about how cold it is going to be)
Forgot my shoes at Blackwood Rocks last Saturday 19 March at Blackwood Rocks at McGifford's Edge (right under Aperitif) if anyone has found them please please let me know.
I found a watch at lassies wall on Sunday. If it is yours let us know and
I can post it to you or I can drop it off at the gym.
TheSarvo appears to be lacking in a guide for (Northern) Badgers beyond a mere mention in Other Northern Crags. TheCrag has a list of climbs in the area but a bit short on detailed beta for which crag is which.
I don't have access to my copy of Climb Northern Tas so I don't know what's in there or how up-to-date that is.
Anyone on here with the goss for the area and happy for me to pick their brains?? GPS coords of which wall is where from TheCrag.com mostly.
Hi all, it's with great sadness that I have to say I seem to have lost a rope on the pipes. Annoyingly it's hard for me to pin down where and when. Likely in the last 3 weeks and around heat is most likely or perhaps the pinnacle Road car park.
Keen to know if one has been found. Black singing rock rope bag - simple back pack style and a 60m bicolour TC pro rope, green.
Hopefully a resolution to the mystery is to be found.
The sign re- Peregrine falcons at the left hand end of the Panopticon has been taken down and is stored under Bentham Wall, ready for next year.
BTW, last two weekends at the Panopticon we have had big brown ticks on us, maybe due to the wetter than average spring/summer rains - worth checking after a session up there.
Just letting people know that there is a birds nest 1m right of the climb Princess.
The nest is at the 2nd bolt. I think it would be good to have a climbing ban on this route and Nefarious until they have gone away.
If some one wants to post this on the crag as well as Facebook that would be great.
We should probably also put a tag on the 1st bolt as well.
Hi all! Hobart City Council Bushcare and Crag Care are running a Freuhauf working bee this Sunday (28th) from 9.30am to 12 noon! There's still spots so come along! We'll be weeding and looking afer reveg. Register here: https://wildcaretas.org.au/event/1000001893/
Please note Freuy will be closed during the working bee!