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May 19, 2003, 2:51 AM
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I'm from Tas (although not there at the moment), and a little question popped into my mind...

You do realise its winter there dont you??

Not really the climbing high season - the rocks are often wet. However you can of course be lucky and hit a week of sunny, clear, cool weather.

Some pics to tempt you:

Perhaps the most parallel cracks in the world are to be found on Ben Lomond. Right up there with Devils Tower!

200 cracks, 200 parallel metres each! Wow!

And of course, how could any Tasmanian reference be complete without the Totem Pole, which is an aid climb for most mortals (it goes free in the 5.12's somewhere if I remember).

If you are looking for a guide, a guy I know was one of the active FA'ers in the 70's - he is a riot. Great fun, and will take you straight to all the best places (and he has a car! definitely a plus). His name is Robert McMahon (everyone calls him Bob). If you get in contact, I am sure he will be happy to pick a period and watch for some nice weather - he is flexible like that. If you like, PM me for his email.

Good luck!


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