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Tasman Peninsula Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

Get a map, and drive from Hobart.

Climbing Season

For the Australia area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tasman Peninsula

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tasman Peninsula:
Sacred Site   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   Fortescue Bay : The Moai
The Free Route   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   Cape Hauy : The Totem Pole
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Rock Climbing Photo: 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

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