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Description

Frenchman's Cap is a 1446 metre high mountain in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in the West Coast region of Tasmania.

Access issues

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

Approach

From Lyell Hwy carpark it's a 7-9 hr hike on well marked trail to lake Tahune hut. You can break-up the approach into 2 days, staying at the Lake Vera Hut (16km). The Cap summit is 1 hr from the hut.

Where to stay

Lake Tahune Hut, newly constructed as April 2018. Campsites are also available here. Registration is now preferred by PWS when climbing at Frenchmans Cap - follow the link below for further details.

https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/know-before-you-go/overnight-walker-registration

Ethic

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.

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

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