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Table of contents

1. Johnstone's Knob Area 11 routes in Area

Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 147.241527, -42.894520

Description:© (eijkel)

An isolated 40 ft. tower to the north of the 'Northern Buttress'. A faint trail heads right from near the Chasm and runs around the 'Lost World' and uphill to the "Knob". There are 2 or 3 ways to the top. Descent by abseil.

First climbed Sept. '61.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Great Red Pointer

Great sport climbing on the Hobart side of Johnstones Knob involving both aretes and passing a knife blade to a ledge with rap anchor. Protected by 3 carrots.

19 Sport 12m, 3
2 ** Sergeant Slaughter

Great climb on a large block with ringbolts visible from Johnstone's Knob. 4 BRs plus rap station. G. Phillips, Oct. 1995.

21 Sport 12m, 4
3 Johnstone's Knob

The prominent 12m spire that casts a spell on climbers and entices them over. There are several ways to the top. Rap station. Unknown, Sept. 1961.

12 Trad 12m
4 Pipedream 16 Trad 15m
5 Shelter from the Storm 17 Trad 20m
6 Adolescent Drifters 14 Trad 15m
7 D.N.A. 16 Trad 10m
8 Gear Freak 16 Trad 10m
9 Rheumatism 17 Trad 10m
10 Simple Minds 8 Trad 8m
11 Pancakes 12 Trad 8m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
8 Simple Minds Trad 8m
12 Johnstone's Knob Trad 12m
Pancakes Trad 8m
14 Adolescent Drifters Trad 15m
16 D.N.A. Trad 10m
Gear Freak Trad 10m
Pipedream Trad 15m
17 Rheumatism Trad 10m
Shelter from the Storm Trad 20m
19 ** Great Red Pointer Sport 12m, 3
21 ** Sergeant Slaughter Sport 12m, 4