Many have probably noticed the vehicle access track to the main parking area has become trashed, and post the most recent lot of rain all the low clearance 2wd vehicles that have clearly forgotten their limitations have all but destroyed the steep section, the low vehicle parking area by the road has also become almost unusable due to potholes and erosion, vehicles have begun parking on the opposite side of the road. 

were very fortunate to have such a good parking area at such a popular crag, but no one will be coming to maintain the track for us. if anyone is interested in helping or maybe someone from the CCT could help facilitate some potholing or track repair lets be pro-active rather than reactive, happy to offer my time to help but cant do it alone. 


In the short term if you have low clearance try to refrain from getting stuck on the hill and spinning wheels, and park closer to the road while we sort this out.




Pardn’r wanted

Aloha, I’m looking to get out and pull on some Tassie rock. I’m a Californian trad climber and have cams and rope with me. I’ve completed guiding and emergency medical certs and if I wasn’t so humble I would boast that I am a fairly decent climbing accomplice. I will be joining a partner from the states for a few days but mostly I am a free agent in tassie. I’m flying into Hobart tonight and then heading to cape huay or Frenchmans cap tomorrow or the next day. I’m planning to find a public park to sleep in this evening unless somebody has a backyard or couch that they aren’t too precious about. Send me a message! Happy 2020. 

Candlestick Rescue

The council opened the latest addition to the Freuhauf area today the 'Rain coming' sculpture. The sculpture is to commemorate the flood that inundated the area in 2018.

The CCT participated in the community consultation process, with Roger and I attending a meeting with the council community engagement officer and the artist earlier in the year.

The photos I took are suss so you will have to have a look next time you are at Freuhauf or watch the Southern Cross news tonight to catch the speeches...

THE book on our climbing history by Gerry Narkowicz and Simon Bischoff,  a rich mixture of superb old and new photographs, and  the best of the writings of many of our climbing pioneers, Gerry and Simon have produced a classic - buy one now while you can, before they sell out!

Available from  for $99.95 plus $20 postage, or at all outdoor shops in Hobart and Launceston, as well as Fullers Book store in Collins St, the Hobart Bookshop in Salamanca Place and Petrarchs bookstore in Launceston.

I’m wanting to get down to tassie more to climb but hire cars are too expensive (4 week trip it’s over $2000). So I’m wanting to buy a car and use it for climbing trips from Qld (hoping this will mean I come down more). But I need to leave it somewhere for most of the year. Ideally someone with lots of land. And happy for it to be used occasionally if they need another car at times. Happy to pay for storage too. Whatever works. 

If you can help please text or call. Thanks

Adam Donoghue


Hi everyone!

We are comming to Tasmania in December and are trying to organize a crash pad that joins us on our little 3-week road trip. We would love to buy a pad from second-hand or rent it for 2-3 weeks if somebody here doesn't need hers/his in December (smile)

If you have any information about where else we could be lucky we would also be very grateful!

Have a wonderful day. Best wishes from Germany,

Iva and Felix

Flinders question

we are going to Flinders in December, and I noticed the guide here has lots of routes only listed with name and grade.  Is there any other guide or source to info about where all those routes go?  Looking for moderates to climb with family.  Thanks.

I'm sailing to Deal Island in December, might spend a week there.
Does anyone know anything about climbing routes on Deal Island? 
Cheers, Tom

With Peregine falcons nesting at the Far East Area please don't climb climb any further left of Panopticon Central area. Should be ok up to Side Show Alley but no further. Keep clear of Terrace Wall. We will update when all is ok post fledging. Thanks

The Ragged Jack road is closed shortly after its turn-off from the Ben Lomond Road, due to a washed-out bridge. This fine crag has the best one-pitch crack climbs in Tassie, so this access problem is a pain. Alternative access is pretty easy though. From Launceston head out via Evandale to the small village of Nile. Then take the C420 Deddington Road for about 16km and there is a turn-off to the right on the English Town Road. Approximately 12km along this road takes you to the start of the 4WD track underneath Ragged jack. Walking time is about an hour. The cracks are always a bit dirty due to lack of traffic and water run-off. A quick wire brush and they become perfectly ok, absolute splitters. See Memory of a Journey available from for the full guide. 

CCT AGM 10-9-2019

The Annual General Meeting for the CCT will be held on Tues 10th September, 7pm, @ The Republic (upstairs).

AGM Agenda

1. Welcome

2. Presidents Report 

3. Treasurers Report and acceptance.

4. Election of committee positions

 *   President
 *   Vice-President & Public Officer
 *   Secretary
 *   Treasurer

 *   Committee members

6. Other business

  • Review of Aboriginal Heritage Act. The act is under a review process at the moment, and submissions are due 21 Sep
  • Update of the CCT climbers code of conduct 
  • Sisters Beach issues as raised by C. Arvier
  • Update on the Cable Car development application and our representation


Moonarie Accident

Here is a sneak preview of a bit of the first chapter of Adventures at the Edge of the World. Take note of the contents pages where you will a literary feast of most of the good stories that have ever been written about Tasmanian climbing, as well as a decade-by-decade summary of the history.

Vale John Moore

John passed away last week . Originally from Victoria, he was one of the “young “uns” of the 1960-70s, who climbed many new hard routes on the Organ Pipes and other Tasmanian cliffs as well as at Mt.  Arapiles and across Victoria.

Climbing with Reg Williams, Phillip Stranger, Chris Baxter, Chris Dewhirst, John Ewbank, Bob Bull  and many others, his legacy includes such classics on the Pipes as Ophthalmia, Nefertiti, Faust, Bismarck and the lovely Digitalis. Further afield he pioneered wilderness classics such as The Geryon Skyline Traverse (South to North), the massive Prometheus on Geryon East Face, and other stunning lines on the Guardians and the Acropolis. Next time you climb the immaculate Skink on the RH Watchtower Face at Araps, think of John, out there in 1966. 

Later in life he turned his considerable talents to documentary film making, with a passion for social and historical justice, particularly in regard to indigenous issues.

Our sincere condolences to his family, and to all his many friends.