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Sand River

Rock: Brittle when wet

Sandstone can break when damp, please respect the rock after rain.

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Created about two years ago - Edited 7 months ago

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Description

A fabulous sandstone crag that has so much to offer for every climber, from the huge array of easier climbs, to some superb Gary Phillips classics.

Access issues inherited from Tasmania

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

http://thesarvo.com/confluence/display/thesarvo/Tasmania

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

https://climbtasmania.com.au/collections/frontpage

Approach

Drive to Buckland, on the A3, then turn left on the C318. After 3km, turn right onto Sand River Rd. About 8km along this, the dirt road takes a sharp left land turn, with a rough track coming off it on the right. This is the access road to the crags.

The access road divides almost immediately, with the left fork leading to the BBQ Crag area.

Take the right hand fork for all other crags, and drive along this for another 500m to a flat clear parking area before it heads down hill.

Alternative park at the initial turnoff from the road if you have a really low-slung car.

Do not drive further down the hill on the track from the main parking area, as the track is starting to erode badly from vehicular traffic.

Where to stay

There is a large good flat camping area at Buckland (10 min drive) out behind the pub. There are public toilets, BBQ’s, bins and it is essentially free (be a local legend & buy a beer from the pub or brekkie down the street at the roadhouse). Camping here minimises our impact around the crags carpark.

Ethic inherited from Tasmania

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

  • 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

https://www.cragcaretasmania.org.au/learn

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
BBQ Crag area
31
1,175
11m
5
Riverside cliff
11
123
12m
Fire Wall cliff
24
858
15m
3

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Selected Guidebooks more

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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