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These nice boulders are one of the best spots for after work bouldering in Hobart. They also stay reasonably warm on winter afternoons, but seep after heavy rain.

Be careful of the rock here after rain - quite a few holds have broken off when they have been damp.

The small boulder to the left of the main face has a couple of short and very easy problems good for absolute beginners or kids.

Please wear appropriate footwear (climbing shoes or soft-soled shoes). Boots and crampons will scratch the rock.


Follow the map and park where marked, at the gate off Aruma St. Walk up the road to the reservoir. Skirt around on the left and follow some dirt tracks to directly behind the reservoir. The top of the boulder is another 20 - 30 meters just before the hill drops off, facing down the hill towards the highway. The rock is a little sandy in places, but the access is very easy, so its worth a look.


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V0 * Mr Brown Boulder 4m

Up left side on the arete of the boulder

Project Boulder 4m

Project - start as for Mr Brown and traverse the whole crag rightwards to finish up Scorpions

V1 * Mr White Boulder 4m

Sit start and up the left side of the face to slopey top out

{US} V2 ** Mr Pink Boulder 4m

Sit Start and up centre of face to nasty slopey top out

{US} V2 ** Mr Blonde Boulder 4m

Start at right side of face, up and slightly left to jug then straight up left side of groove to top out

V2 * Blonde Ambition Boulder 4m

SDS left of Mr White and take low traverse right on obvious hands and low feet to starting holds of Mr Blonde, up to big jug then top. Can be linked to all variations from jug for and extra grade or so.

Set by J. Harvey, 2014

{US} V1 ** Mr Blonde LHV Boulder 5m

Start up Mr Blonde and traverse leftwards to finish up Mr Brown

V4 Mr Blonde RHV Boulder 5m

Start as for Mr Blonde, but go right up seam then up right side of groove to desperate top out.

V5 ** Early Minute Boulder 7m

Start as for Mr. Blonde but traverse rightwards on thin holds along lip to finish up Reservoir Dogs

V5 * Nice Guy Eddie Boulder 5m

Up diagonal crack from awkward sitstart, either on slopers or underclings. Most people use the big flat sloper on Reservoir Dogs as well.

V7 * Big Gay Al Boulder 5m

Start as for Nice Guy Eddie, at the start of the crack. Move up to side pull / underclings in crack then straight up using sandy pinch. Up to lip then exit up right.

V3 ** Reservoir Dogs Boulder 5m

Sit start on the big flat slope and up. Pretty solid V3,...apparently graded in according to international standards.

V6 *** Disabled Dog Boulder 5m

Start as for Reservoir Dogs, head right and up to slopey crimp, do reachy move to the right traversing into and finish for Dis-Abeled.

V6 *** Dis-Abeled Boulder 5m

Sit start on the jug, climb straight up, avoiding the left hand diagonal. Can be done as a stand start at about V3.

Project 2 Boulder 4m

Project - sit start just right of the arete, up to lip then straight up line of slopey side pulls. Mega hard.


Start as for Scorpions, traverse left and finish up Reservoir Dogs, may be easier in the cold.

V2 ** Scorpion Boulder 4m

Sit start up rib and bridge up left corner to top. Don't reach right.

V0 * Slab/Corner Boulder 4m

Climb the slab and corner just to the right of Scorpions

V0 Rib Boulder 4m

Up nose right of Slab/Corner.

V1 * Mr Orange Boulder 3m

Using only the slab, and avoiding the crack and above at all costs.

FA: Chris Lang

V1 *** Sauerkraut Crack Boulder 3m

"Just stay in the crack" he says. Humourously contrived.

FFA: Merlin Buchauer, 2014

V1 * Slab L Boulder 3m

Up left side of slab. Don't use crack on the left.

V1 ** Slab Middle Boulder 3m

Up the centre of slab.

V3 * Slab R Boulder 3m

Up the right side of slab, avoid using right hand lay-aways.


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