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The Moai 


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Elevation: 20'
Location: -43.1177, 147.9783 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on May 16, 2007
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The Moai with Cape Hauy in the distance across For...

Description 

The Moai is an impressive, though little-known sea-stack on the north head of Fortescue Bay. Featuring several excellent routes, the Moai is far more mellow than other Tasman Peninsula sea stacks. This is the perfect warm-up climb for more challenging adventures.


Getting There 

From the Fortescue Bay Beach, head north and gain the trail to Waterfall Bay. After about an hour, Bivouac Bay is reached. Continue another 10-15 minutes, where the trail turns sharply North. Look for a climber's trail marked by a cairn, and follow this east for about 100yds to the cliff's edge. A series of rappels (do-able with one 60m rope) reach a broad rock pedestal 10 feet above the Tasman Sea. If you haven't noticed the Moai by now, you're in the wrong place!


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Moai:
Sacred Site   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
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High on "P2" of Sacred Site.

Sacred Site 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Australia : Tasmania : ... : The Moai
This is the "regular" route to the top of the Moai, and makes for an excellent adventure. Generally done in two pitches, this route can easily be done in one with a little regard to rope drag. The first pitch is an easy scramble to the top of the big ledge on the NE corner of the tower. From this ledge, continue up highly featured rock past a bolt via a flake system to the summit. One 50m rope is sufficient to rap down.This route is graded 17/18. I'm too lazy to figure out what that means i...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of The Moai Slideshow Add Photo
Climbing the Moai.
Climbing the Moai.
The Moai form the rappel point at trail's end.  Kate & I on the summit.
The Moai form the rappel point at trail's end. Ka...
How's that for a phalice?  The Moai from the base.
How's that for a phalice? The Moai from the base.
There's a 5.12a-ish "sport climb" on the South side of the pillar.  Excellent climbing on good rock.  Head up to towards the ledge on the right arete, then up the wall above to the summit.
There's a 5.12a-ish "sport climb" on the South sid...
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