Tasman Peninsula Rock Climbing
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DescriptionLocated 50 miles from Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula is the main attraction of Tasmanian climbing, home to the world-famous Totem Pole, and other gravity-defying dolerite sea-stacks.
This area was first used by Westerners as a penal colony in the mid 1800's, centered around the historic Port Arthur fort. Its proximity to Hobart, combined with its geographic isolation, created the perfect natural prison. The peninsula is only connected to the main island by a thin strip of land, called "Eaglehawk Neck", which was rigidly guarded by ruthless dogs during the colony's heyday.
Today the peninsula is exploited for it's scenic values, particularly it's miles of wild coastline. The climber will be intersted in it's amazing sea stacks, which offer exciting adventures, and Tasmania's best know sport crag, the Paradiso.
Classic Climbing Routes at Tasman Peninsula
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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