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- Access Issues: inherited from Victoria Range
The Victoria Range was badly burnt in the fires of February 2013 but all areas are now open to climbing (Feb 2014). However there are access changes to the cliffs in the Eureka area.
Follow the steep crack in the left side of the cave, exiting through the same cave as "Welcome To Barbados".
FA: Simon Mentz, Malcolm Matheson, 1992
Welcome to Barbados
Large roof doesn't even come close to describing this.
FA: Malcolm Matheson, James Falla, Paul Hoskins, 1993
Have a Nice Day
Fun roof problem.
FA: Malcolm Matheson, Paul Hoskins, 2000
- Description:© (kieranl)
Roofy but limited crag.
- Approach:© (kieranl)
Walk up Hut Creek to first rocky peak on right. May be easier these days to access via the cave of Hands access track.
The main roof, the upper of the two biggest roofs, on the north face of the peak.
FA: Malcom Matheson, Keith Lockwood, 1993
- Description:© (kieranl)
A steep little crag on the south side of Hutt Creek about 1 km east of the Cave of Hands.
- Approach:© (kieranl)
Approach along Hutt Creek Track for about a kilometre after the gate until below the crag which is up on the right. Walk straight up the hillside for 15 or 20 minutes.
GR 137735 "Victoria Range" 1:25000 sheet.
Close At Hand
Very fine, sustained bridging. This the left of two big corners on the cliff.
FA: Keith Lockwood, Kieran Loughran, 1989
Wild climbing high on the stacked corners just right of 'Close At Hand'. The slightly conrived start robs the climb of a second star.
Start 2 metres right of 'Close At Hand'.
FA: Parrish Robbins, Kieran Loughran, 1990
All Around My Hat
The big corner 20 metres right of Duelling Imams.
FA: Parrish Robbins, 1990
Trad and Sport
- Description:© (jgoding)
- Approach:© (jgoding)
roughly 3km north of the Fortress and about 2km West of Mt Thackeray. Yep - it's in the middle of no-where! Start your walk on the Hutt Creek Track, after half an hour take a right turn (uphill- look for the yellow tape) after crossing two small dry creek beds within about 2-300m of eachother (the turnoff is not far past the 2nd creek bed). Follow this (fairly well marked) track for another hour and a bit to find a little slice of remote heaven. You might find yourself humming "these boots are made for walking" as you go...
The Black Gate
Varied climbing amongst orange scoops, over zestful bulges, and up a quality headwall.
Start: Start off the ledge on the right side of the cliff (about 20m off the ground) where there are belay (FH) bolts.
FA: Ingvar Lidman, 2009
Spectacular right hand arete.
Start: Start as per 'The Black Gate'.
FA: Benjamin Storey, 2009
Sustained, interesting, well protected but will need a bit more cleaning to become it's best.
Start: About in the middle of the cliff at ground level is an attractive well featured slabby looking wall.
FA: Josef Goding, 2008
Good fun climbing - well protected
Start: At ground level near the left end of the cliff is an attractive crack.
FA: Josef Goding (P1), Ingvar Lidman (P2), 2008
|Mount Doom||35m||1.4. Mordor|
|20||All Around My Hat||30m||1.3. Nearby Crag|
|Close At Hand||25m||1.3. Nearby Crag|
|22||SheLob's Lair||2, 1340m||1.4. Mordor|
|23||Wendy||15m||1.1. Red Cave|
|Switchback||35m||1.2. Fawlty Towers|
|24||Duelling Imans||40m||1.3. Nearby Crag|
|26||Have a Nice Day||10m||1.1. Red Cave|
|28||The Black Gate||1537m,||1.4. Mordor|
|29||Welcome to Barbados||50m||1.1. Red Cave|