Beerbarrel Beach

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 95




Beerbarrel Beach is all granite bouldering. Best at low tide but still good whenever. Has some really cool slabs and faces.


The rock headland between Beerbarrel Beach and Maurouard Beach. The delicate Scoop Dog is the pick.

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


Access from either Beerbarrel Beach carpark, or Maurouard Beach carpark. From Beerbarrel head down path and onto beach. Walk to rock at end of beach. Alternately from Maurouard walk to beach and scramble around the rocks to the Open Book boulder and Sleeping Catapillar Boulder.

Park at Beerbarrel Beach car park then walk down the path and the boulder is amongst the rocks


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There has been bouldering here before but we couldn't find anything logged so have taken the liberty to log and name the routes.


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A large collection of vertical and slabby walls

Hand crack, stand start then move up crack and face to top. Base gets water at high tide. Waiting for a sit start variant.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Stand start on good holds, mantle, then nicely up and over steep part of the face. Could be water at the bottom at high tide.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Start hanging on the ledge, mantle, and then up the gentle slab.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Start matching on rail and big move to horn then top out. Note, can't use chockstone.

Pumpy traverse L to R. From V1 crack hands along the horizontal break, then past little red horn and along breaks, finish on the fat detached flake rock - you can use the block under the little horn for your feet. Best at low tide to start.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Start hanging on the small red horn, rocket up and mantle, no feet on blocks/ boulders underneath, just hand and go!

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Reverse of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Start Matching on the rail, traverse L, past nice face holds, the Red Horn, then drop town to ledge, traverse staying low then finish up the V1 hand crack.

Slab and little to left, top out.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Up the steeper orange slab, avoid holds to the right. Grab the flake over the top as best you can and caterpillar your way over the top.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Walk up slab with no hands.

Sit start on rail and move up and slightly to the L, fun mantle move to top out.

Stand start, move up keeping to the right of Dung Beetle, mantle with fancy palm work, and top out.

FA: Sam Bycroft, 20 Dec 2021

Sit start on pinchy cracks then follow them up to topout.

FA: Sam Bycroft, 6 Jan

Sit start with good feet laybacking the crack. climb up the face with fun moves and topout over the bulge on juggy hands.

FA: Sam Bycroft, 6 Jan

A corner with a vertical and slightly overhung wall. located just opposite The Sleeping Caterpillar.

Start hands in crack L of Prize Novel follow crack up to top out.

Small bulge then up centre of the face and L arete. Over the top to finish. Less a grade if you exit R at half way.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 18 Dec 2021

Sit start on crack and climb up.

Stand start bridging between both walls. v1 if you don't use the two large cracks for hands.

Thin crack on R face. Using only the crack and a couple of foot nubs down low. Shoot for flat jug at top.

FA: Sam Bycroft, 18 Dec 2021

Stand start on sidepull, travers left until you hold a set of three baubles then pull up throw for side pull and top out to the left.

A collection of easy climbs fit for a beginner.

Start on sidepull, traverse up and to the left. Only use holds on the face.

Start on small rail then head up and top out.

Sit Start on sidepull and traverse R only using holds on face

Sit start on rail and traverse the nook then top out.

Start on arete and traverse across the "Musketeers"

low ball! on the middle musketeer, sit start on rock using squeeze then top out. no mat required.

A wall with easy climbs for beginners.

start far left with hands in crack. traverse across keeping lower and finish hands in crack.

Stand Start on two jugs and top out

Sit start on baubles then top out

Great climbing off the beach.

Start two hands on undercling with feet on ledge for a very cramped start. make your way up with a very commiting move on slopers. Move left after first mantle and top out.

Start same as "something sentimental" and travers left then top out.

start two hands on matching sidepull, go up then walk through the crack to finish.

The line directly up small face, over and onto the rounded arete, and to the top. It is the slightly contrived straight line up the arete - not using the boulder to the left. Slap away!

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 11 Jan 2022

Up the scooped slab, using L arete and face, with committing moves to the top. Reduce the grade by 1 if you use R arete and move R at halfway and go for the "ear".

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 17 Dec 2021

Start matching on far L sloper rail traverse R not going too high. Only use this boulder for holds

Stand start, up slab following small crack line and face, over the top. Don't move out to the aretes.

FA: Crofty11 & Sam Bycroft, 17 Dec 2021

Easy climbing off the beach, Barefoot friendly.

Sit start on rail, throw to crack and mantle.

Sit start one hand in each crack, mantle up.

Easy but scary slabs, best barefoot and no boulder pad needed (soft sand)

Mantle over the most bulgey part.

Traverse, Keep feet in the crack.

If there was a way to put negative stars on a problem this would have -3 stars but if your in the area you may as well give it a go. Laydown start matching on the far right of the juggy rail with feet lower on the rail. somehow mantle the rail without dabbing and reach for the top. topout.

FA: Sam Bycroft, 6 Jan

Sit start matching the vertical crack. Move up the crack and topout

FA: Sam Bycroft, 6 Jan

Sit start on low compressions and good feet. climb up the arete then do a very funky topout over the bulge

FA: Sam Bycroft, 6 Jan


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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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