Ben Lomond 2

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Laendler

Laendler.


Both we and the weather settled into a day-on, day-off pattern. Our next day trip brought us back to Ben Lomond where we climbed the beautiful 5-pitch Laendler (20) route on the Rock A Day Johnny buttress. Perfect conditions and crack climbing ranging from hands to fingers (crux). Great position and a scenic hike along the top of the Ben Lomond Plateau.

All this time, we’ve been monitoring the weather on the west side of the island looking for a window. Our hope was to climb something on the amazing-sounding Frenchmans Cap mountain. Seemingly a 3 day window was about to open up. We drove 3.5 hours to the very wild west side of Tasmania on the promised day. We found 100 meter visibility at the trailhead. We waited till noon trying to decide whether it was a marine layer & about to burn off or something more persistent. Things seemed to worsen and we decided to use our remaining days on Tassie on different climbs. A shame but such is our weather luck…

Photos

Rock A Day Johnny Buttress

Rock A Day Johnny Buttress on Ben Lomond from approach. Laendler follows the line roughly at center of photo (Jan. 2015).


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Leading pitch two (first “real” pitch) of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Looking back at Shirley from pitch two of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Shirley on pitch two of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Shirley on pitch two of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Leading pitch three (crux, 20) of Laendler – a nice finger crack in an open stem box (Jan. 2015).


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Looking back at Shirley from above the crux on pitch three (Jan. 2015).


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Shirley on pitch three of Laendler; the other climber is on Cuchulain (I think).


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Leading pitch four of Laendler – beautiful 5.10ish crack climbing just keeps on giving (Jan. 2015).


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More Cuchulain action next door (Jan. 2015).


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Unknown climber on Cuchulain as seen from high on Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Fifth and final pitch of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Looking back at Shirley from the fifth and final pitch of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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View west-ish from the top of Laendler (Jan. 2015).


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Shirley hiking the Ben Lomond Plateau atop the Laendler route (Jan. 2015).


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Mini tarns on the Ben Lomond Plateau (Jan. 2015).


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Hiking along the pretty Ben Lomond Plateau in search of the descent gully (Jan. 2015).


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Back at the trailhead after a great day of climbing (this time, in excellent weather).


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Tasmania sunset (Jan. 2015).


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Soggy and cold western Tasmania on our drive out to the Frenchmas Cap trailhead (Jan. 2015).


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