The large boulders with routes and isolated cliffs in the area of the main wall

Access issues inherited from Tasmania

Many locals continue to use community run website for crag/route updates and noting any access issues. The associated app can be downloaded and used offline!

Gerry Narkowicz also produces hardcopy guides to numerous venues across the state via the 'Climb Tasmania' website

Ethic inherited from Killiecrankie

Killiecrankie is predominantly a trad climbing cliff utilizing removable protection and threads as much as possible. Bolts may be placed for anchors when threads are not forthcoming and the route is sufficiently popular to warrant them. Please do not place bolts which are not stainless steel. Whilst there are some excellent sport climbs on the Island already, bolts on routes are to be avoided unless the route is superb and the addition of bolts will not be visually detracting.

The first ascent of naturally protected routes should be done placing the gear on lead. Fixed protection should only be used on sport climbs in preference to placing additional bolts. Retro bolting is strictly frowned upon without consultation.

A significant amount of work has been done by a select group of climbers over the years from Steve Craddock, Iain Sedgman, Gerry Narkowicz, Bob McMahon, Hamish Jackson, Nick Hancock, Simon Bischoff and many others, recording, unearthing and re-recording old climbs and equipping new routes. Some of that information can be found on thesarvo or in the third edition of the Climb Tasmania Guide. Please be respectful of the time they have put in.


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The massive flake into off width visible from the track. Approx 1km south of The Docks.

Undercling to offwidth. Originally given 27. Second ascent 15 years later downgraded to 25. Use the line of holds just right of bolts and preclip 2nd bolt. Start is now 22.

FA: N Handcock, 2003

Large boulder beside the track about 50m north of the climbers hut

The steep bolted line on the north face of the boulder. Good climbing with a thin technical and powerful crux

FA: Simon Bishoff

Stand start at the bottom of the blocky band on the southern side of the boulder. Traverse the whole way along the seam to top out. Full body rest at half way.

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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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