Wellington 1

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Go back to Moai.

Tasmania

Tasmania.


The forecast for the following day looked marginal and so we headed for the nearby Mount Wellington and its Organ Pipes Wall which overlooks Hobart. We picked a line called Battle Cruiser (18) on the Central Buttress (the highest aspect of the cliff). The lines look a bit chossy and flakey from the base but our route turned out to have solid rock and very fun climbing. The conditions were pretty alpine and we were shivering at belays. For a suburban crag, the rap descent was a touch pain in the ass and we felt done after the route’s two pitches.

Photos

Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington (Dec. 2014).


Mount Wellington

Shirley on the short hike-up to The Columns wall on Mount Wellington (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Leading pitch 1 of Battle Cruiser route (19) on The Central Buttress of Mount Wellington (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Shirley on pitch 1 of Battle Cruiser (Dec. 2014).


Mount Wellington

Views of Hobart from near the top of Mount Wellington (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Freezing on pitch 1 of Battle Cruiser route (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Starting up pitch 2 of Battle Cruiser – cold and damp conditions were worsened by wind (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Views of Hobart from Battle Cruiser route (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

More pitch 2 (cold!) action (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Looking back at Shirley from low on (the long!) pitch 2 of Battle Cruiser (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Shirley on the finishing arete of pitch 2 of Battle Cruiser (Dec. 2014).


Battle Cruiser

Happy to be done with climbing on this cold and windy day (Dec. 2014).


Mount Wellington

Summit flora on Mount Wellington (Dec. 2014).


Tasmania

Tasmania.


Tasmania

Tasmania.


Tasmania

Tasmania.


Tasmania

The devil!


Tasmania

A face that only a mother could love (Dec. 2015).


Tasmania

A wallaby (Dec. 2015).

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