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Description

Located 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tasman Peninsula

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sacred Site
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
The Free Route
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sacred Site Fortescue Bay > Moai 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Free Route Fortescue Bay > Cape Hauy > Totem Pole 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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