Clytemnestra Twisted Towers

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 1


Clytemnestra is a 1221 metre high mountain located in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Access issues inherited from Frenchmans Cap Area

It's a 25km hike from the Lyell Highway.


From the Tahune hut, you must pass Frenchmans Cap, either up/over, or around.

Where to stay

Tahune Hut, or camp on Clytemnestra.

Ethic inherited from Frenchmans Cap Area

Frenchmans Cap is in The Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and subject to the Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area Management Plan. Climbing is addressed on pages 143-14 of the plan. Some of the presceriptions related to climbing are:

• The area will be predominantly maintained as a traditional climbing area. • The establishment or maintenance of routes that are protected primarily or exclusively using fixed anchors (i.e. ‘sport’ climbs) is generally prohibited. • Existing routes in the 2013 minor boundary extension that use fixed anchors may be maintained. New routes may be established in existing locations where fixed anchors are utilised subject to approval by PWS. • Based on historical precedence, the occasional limited installation (or replacement) of permanent anchors at Mt Geryon, The Acropolis, Frenchmans Cap and Mt Anne is permitted. • Written authority must be obtained from the PWS before using power-driven equipment to install or replace any permanent anchor in the TWWHA.


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Grade Route

FA: C Baxter, P Stranger & R Williams, 1968

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