These nice boulders are one of the best spots for after work bouldering in Hobart. They also stay reasonably warm on winter afternoons, but seep after heavy rain.

Be careful of the rock here after rain - quite a few holds have broken off when they have been damp.

The small boulder to the left of the main face has a couple of short and very easy problems good for absolute beginners or kids.

Please wear appropriate footwear (climbing shoes or soft-soled shoes). Boots and crampons will scratch the rock.


Follow the map and park where marked, at the gate off Aruma St. Walk up the road to the reservoir. Skirt around on the left and follow some dirt tracks to directly behind the reservoir. The top of the boulder is another 20 - 30 meters just before the hill drops off, facing down the hill towards the highway. The rock is a little sandy in places, but the access is very easy, so its worth a look.


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Up left side on the arete of the boulder

Project - start as for Mr Brown and traverse the whole crag rightwards to finish up Scorpions

Sit start and up the left side of the face to slopey top out

Sit Start and up centre of face to nasty slopey top out

Start up Mr Blonde and traverse leftwards to finish up Mr Brown

Start at right side of face, up and slightly left to jug then straight up left side of groove to top out

SDS left of Mr White and take low traverse right on obvious hands and low feet to starting holds of Mr Blonde, up to big jug then top. Can be linked to all variations from jug for and extra grade or so.

Set: J. Harvey, 20 Jun 2014

Start as for Mr Blonde, but go right up seam then up right side of groove to desperate top out.

Start as for Mr. Blonde but traverse rightwards on thin holds along lip to finish up Reservoir Dogs

Up diagonal crack from awkward sitstart, either on slopers or underclings. Most people use the big flat sloper on Reservoir Dogs as well.

Start as for Nice Guy Eddie, at the start of the crack. Move up to side pull / underclings in crack then straight up using sandy pinch. Up to lip then exit up right.

Sit start on the big flat slope and up. Pretty solid V3,...apparently graded in according to international standards.

Start as for Reservoir Dogs, head right and up to slopey crimp, do reachy move to the right traversing into and finish for Dis-Abeled.

Sit start on the jug, climb straight up, avoiding the left hand diagonal. Can be done as a stand start at about V3.

Project - sit start just right of the arete, up to lip then straight up line of slopey side pulls. Mega hard.

Start as for Scorpions, traverse left and finish up Reservoir Dogs, may be easier in the cold.

Sit start up rib and bridge up left corner to top. Don't reach right. Update: rib damaged by bogan fires, not currently climbable.

Using only the slab, and avoiding the crack and above at all costs.

FA: Chris Lang

Climb the slab and corner just to the right of Scorpions

"Just stay in the crack" he says. Crack is all you get, humourously contrived.

FFA: Merlin Buchauer, 9 Dec 2014

Up nose right of Slab/Corner.

Up left side of slab. Don't use crack on the left.

Up the centre of slab.

Up the right side of slab, avoid using right hand lay-aways.

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