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Summary

The Mt Lyell boulder field is a huge expanse of conglomerate boulders spread all over the slopes of Mt Lyell, just outside Queenstown. If you like climbing on conglomerate then the potential here is endless! There are small sit starts all the way to Adamsfield like giants. The rock is good as the bits that are going to break are obvious and the rest is solid. The selection of problems here is just the beginning of what will be a major new area.

Approach

Mt Lyell is 10 minutes out of Queenstown on the Lyell Highway, 2 hours from Burnie or 4 from Hobart. Coming from Burnie - go through Queenstown, past Gormanston and shortly after passing the newly revamped Linda Cafe, you will see the boulders sprayed across the hill, on the left hand side of the highway. Immediately after a small bridge (Cemetery Creek), a gravel road goes off to the right - park here.

There is a small creek (Linda Creek) running perpendicular to the highway which needs to be crossed. Some orange tags starting just upstream of the bridge may be of assistance, but essentially just head cross country (as the pad is very vague) through low grasses and a short band of light scrub, aiming for the obvious main spur.

The lowest boulder (Back to the Future 3) is 10 minutes from the creek crossing, with many more continuing all the way up the mountain.

Where to stay

There is nice camping to found on the shores of Lake Burbury 1-2km further south. Look for a road off to the left with lots of potholes, just before you see the lake. Alternatively there is an established campsite on the opposite side of the lake, with picnic tables and toilets.

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