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Description

Not actually part of the gorge proper, this is a small crag located above Trevallyn dam, not far above the dam wall. North facing and great on a sunny winter's day.

Approach

From the access notes on Thesarvo.com - This cliff is reached from Columbus Drive: head towards the Launceston casino, take a right turn into Blackstone Rd, follow this for a few km's, turn right into Panorama Rd and follow this to a T intersection, turn right onto Bayview Drive. Hint: if you follow Bayview Dr to its end and look to the right you will see Aclai Del Lei - this will help subsequent navigation but don't start the walk from Bayview; instead go up Columbus Dr. Three houses from the end (on the NE side of the street) is what looks like a vacant block. This is actually crown land and connects with a larger area of crown land between the houses and the Hydro Tasmania land that the cliff lies on. The route to the cliff is about 300m and was taped a few years ago (not sure if they are still there though). There is a rap station set back on a boulder above Northern Man. NB: In the past access was made via the track going NW from the very end of Columbus Drive - do not go that way as this is private property and the land-owner has asked that people don't trespass.

An alternative way to access the crag is by paddling a kayak, canoe, inflatable doll or other watercraft of your choosing across from the Trevallyn Dam boat ramp, which is accessed via the Trevallyn reserve.

Routes

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20 Satan is My Motor Unknown 10m
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21 Piton Crazy Unknown 17m
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20 ** Northern Man Mixed 19m, 1

The thin crack then twin finger cracks on the left hand side of the buttress. Takes very good small wires and cams. One bolt near the top.

5
21 * Bisso is My Motor Unknown 18m
6
24 ** Wasp Factory Sport 15m, 3

Bold climbing up the very thin face to the right of Northern Man. 3 bolts.

7
23 * Margin Walker Mixed 13m, 3

The arete with three widely spaced bolts. Dangerous fall potential between the first and second.

8

Face with two carrots. Take some wires and small/medium cams for the top. Groundfall potential from second bolt. Be careful.

9
20 ** Expecting to Fly Trad 12m

The obvious diagonal crack line on the right hand end of the cliff. DBB.

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