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Summary

Perched on the border of Ravenswood and Waverley, Distillery Creek is home to some long overlooked, quality boulder problems and potential for some short roped trad and sport climbs aretes and cracks.

Description

Boulders in this area extend along the creek as well as higher on the hills, either side of the valley. The largest concentration of rock is a southeast-facing boulder below a cliff line. There is potential for many easy and hard boulders in this area.

Approach

The main access for this area is to park at the Waverley Lake carpark and cross the road slightly downhill. This gives access to the reserve. walk around 100m into the reserve and then follow some stone stairs down to the river. The first boulder problems can be found here and in the riverbed slightly downstream. To access the main boulder fields of Prohibition Hill, cross the river at the metal weir and walk straight uphill. Follow the fence line at the top of the hill for 650m and the boulder field is marked with a cairn.

Ethic

This area (especially the boulders) is open for development to anyone. Please, If you are developing and establishing first ascents, clean the moss and dirt off the boulder, prepare the landing and take photos of the climb. If you are able to, please upload the route to 'The Crag', otherwise, notify someone who can do it for you (many suitable people can be found at Beta Park). We would love for this area to grow quickly and for it to be a quality community project.

History

History timeline chart

The reserve is a natural dolerite gorge, 70m deep. Tracks wind along the top of steep rocky slopes and cliffs though dry woodlands. Distillery Creek supplies freshwater for Launceston, via a diversion tunnel from the St Patricks River built in 1857, commemorated by the fountain in Prince's Square. Swift parrots visit the large gum trees on their annual migration to nest sites in the south-east. (Taken from the City of Launceston Website)

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Whiskey Weir boulder field
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Prohibition Hill boulder field
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