Whitewater Wall





A fantastic off vertical wall offering great climbing in the low to moderate grades

Access issues inherited from Coastal Cliffs

A 4WD is highly recommended to access these cliffs. Smaller cars may be able to reach the campsite at whitewater wall, however they will probably bottom out on approach. Track conditions are subject to change, particularly after heavy rains.


Follow the track that goes diagonally left just out of the campsite towards the cliff. After a short ways it turns right down an obvious gully. Scramble down here and right (facing the ocean) along the flat granite slabs until you are confronted by a wall. This wall should have a notch in the right hand corner which you scramble up to and through. Climb down the otherside and wander over to the wall.

Ethic inherited from Tasmania

  • The operation and use of drones by park visitors on reserved land including national parks is not permitted​

  • Peregrine Falcons nest from July - December each year. It’s important that climbers don’t climb near active nests during this period. Known sites (non exhaustive) are: Sand River (Far East, The Panopticon), Bare Rock (R of the Boneyard, L of Bisso of Orange), Rocky Cape, Pubic Wall/Duck Reach, Hillwood, Gunners Quoin, Lowdina.

  • Please note that Tasmania has notoriously patchy phone reception for particular service providers. Telstra is the most reliable. An emergency Personal Locator Beacon or similar is recommended kit when climbing in remote locations.

  • For more information - follow the link below for some local tips + tricks on how to better reduce your impact during your next Tassie climbing holiday


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Starts up the large offwidth corner crack. The second pitch takes the crack up the right hand side of the large roof at the wall's extreme left. Belay on ledge above the level of the roof. Follow the vertical crack into the corner and up.

Start at the flakes left of No Turn Unstoned (line with the bolt) just under the overhang

  1. Up flakes easily to belay below the offwidth

  2. Traverse left under roof, and up crack. Belay on ledge below handcrack

  3. follow crack to the top

FA: Kim Carrigan & Ian Lewis, 1975

Start as for No Turn Left Unstoned, past bolt. At Rock scab trend left and up run out slab to ledge and deep groove on left side of redish coloured block. Move left around groove and onto layback flake, up to small stance. Straight up over slab bulge and onto ledge and tree belay.

FFA: Josh Mackenzie & stephanie hart, 29 Dec 2016

Start: Towards the left end of the main wall, below a bolt about halfway up.

Start: The 'line' right of 'No Turn Unstoned'

Set: B. Kennedy, R. Muehlin, I. Lewis, D. Bowman & L. Closs, 1977

Nice climbing following an impressive and distinctive feature.

Start: At the base of the obvious aplite dyke sweeping the cliff.

A bit bold in places but worthwhile climbing. Stay as much on the face between the cracks as possible. A slight detour around the bush has better protection and avoids having to climb through a bush.

FA: B Baxter

Starts up the crack 1m to the right of the vertical Apline vein. Starts as great climbing, the top becomes less fun once it hits a dirt ledge with a tree on it. After this it's face climbing. A big cam (4-5?) for the top section works.

FA: Ian Lewis & Lyle Closs, 1974

Set: Lyle Closs & Ian Lewis, 1974

start 2m left of the chimney and follow line straight up. dirty scramble on top

Straight up the guts of the chimney and jam directly through the little roof.

Start in short crack 2m R of The Chimney. Continue up face staying L of The Corner.


FFA: Bill Baxter, 2008

Start in the corner between the chimney to the left and the end of the wall to the right. Follow the obvious line above to meet Apline at the end. Less protection in upper part

Up the wall as you please, trending ever so slightly to the left until you merge with 'Apline'.

Start: At the far right of the wall (but still at the base).

FA: Unknown, 2000

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Author(s): Gerry Narkowicz

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9780646841946

Cracks, sea stacks, big walls, remote exotic locations, volcanic columns, no crowds and your choice of the predominant dolerite, some quartzite and a little sandstone to remind you of the mainland. Many a wilderness climbing experience can be had within a 2hr car trip from the main centers. By Gerry Narkowicz. This guide features 1280 routes.

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