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Where to visit?
8:41:21 PM
I'm planning a big trip this year, problem is the time that I'm going to be away for, May-Sept. Will it be too cold? Is Tasmania totally out of the question that time of year as well?
What trad crags are good in winter?

9:02:16 PM
Frog, Point Perp, Piddington, Araps. Plus plenty more.

Get any of those on a still day with a bit of sun and you will wonder where the crowds could possibly be.

Sorry I think I might have misinterpreted your question. If you are considering Tasmania only then perhaps Freycinet (esp Whitewater wall area) and Cataract Gorge would be user friendly winter areas.

Chuck Norris
9:24:48 PM
Can't speak for tasmania but i don't think there is any place on mainland oz that isn't climbable in relative
comfort in winter. Yes on bad days its cold and wet, but thanks to global warming they are fewer and
farther between, and the more humid places up north are better in those months.

9:40:59 PM
I actually think the Blue Mountains are at their best in late autumn-early winter.

Australia is the land of Drought and Sunshine. Winter is the best time to climb. It's that simple.

10:47:48 PM
You can score some great days in Summer. I was at Piddo today. Not another soul, cool weather. It started drizzling in the evening but we got plenty of climbing in. Perfect!

Ps: I had a shot at Eternity..... got to the last few meters of weird angle finger crack climbing and retreated with my tail between my legs :( Maybe next time!

12:11:09 AM
I can't speak much for many mainland crags, but in Tasmania, you can nearly every day find a dry crag
that you can climb at. Hobart to Launceston (i.e. Cataract Gorge and Hillwood among others) only 2
hours. Hobart to East Coast (Freycinet) 2 and a bit hours. many crags inbetween and around Hobart,
South to the coast to Mt Brown etc.

Tassie is the go for climbing nearly year round if you can put up with some cold weather.
Organ Pipes on Mt Wellington in Hobart (for your Trad asperations) can in some places be a bit wet and
soggy if you get a few consecutive days of wet weather, but normally there's enough lines and gullies
and aretes to keep you interested without pause.

11:32:31 AM
On 17/01/2008 penguinator wrote:
>Ps: I had a shot at Eternity..... got to the last few meters of weird
>angle finger crack climbing and retreated with my tail between my legs
> :( Maybe next time!

You don't need to finger jam that top section. Nobody hates crack climbing more than me and I'm crap at it. I onsighted Eternity with the only jamming being on a 2m section about quarter way up. Actually I did that section twice, as I slid down it the first time when my jams didn't jam very well - ouch. The rest of it I did with laybacks and face moves, and face crimps at the top. The crack is good for pro though!
11:51:36 AM
There is definetally a short section where you really need to jam but i agree the rest can be climbed on face moves.

put a thin wrap of straping tap accross the back of your hands and jamming becomes soo much easier.

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