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New Grade 32 at Fingal - video
tastrad
18/06/2012
1:37:25 PM
Garry Phillips has climbed his project at Bare Rock, Fingal and called it White Powder (32), the equal hardest route in Tasmania. Mark Polinski has filmed this superb video.
See also link to updated topo and guide to the crag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKdxXQ5NN0c

http://climbnortherntasmania.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/fingal-updated-topo-with-garrys-mega-new-route/

cruze
18/06/2012
2:15:12 PM
Nice video. I like the contrast between the trundling and the obviously high quality rock on the routes... err except the death blocks mid route...
One Day Hero
18/06/2012
2:20:04 PM
Awesome looking routes guys!

nmonteith
18/06/2012
3:14:46 PM
Wow - these routes have got some serious length! They look amazing. Garry, you're a crusher!
maxdacat
18/06/2012
6:05:43 PM
Funky looking routes there.....what sort of rock?
tastybigmac
18/06/2012
6:35:01 PM
I'm guessing basalt.

JamesMc
18/06/2012
6:38:51 PM
Dolerite

Miguel75
18/06/2012
7:06:42 PM
On 18/06/2012 maxdacat wrote:
>Snippity snip....what sort of rock?

Orangey red?!? ;)
tastybigmac
18/06/2012
7:09:56 PM
There be GOLD in them there hills!

GEOLOGY
Rocks of the Mathinna Group of probable Silurian age outcrop
on the hills and in the creek beds, with later gravels and soils
forming the flats used for pastoral and agricultural purposes. The
Mathinna rocks are slates and Quartzites, with the bedding often
masked by the cleavage. The bedding has a strike averaging 3160
with a dip of 80 0 E; the cleavage averages 330 0 with dips from 80 0W
to vertical, and occasionally to the east.
Quartz veins are common in the area, varying from a fraction
of an inch to several feet across. Many of the narrow veins follow
joint planes in the Mathinna rocks. The larger veins, some of which
carry gold in commercial Quantities, cut across both bedding and
cleavage. The strike and dip of the auriferous Quartz veins show
considerable variation. The veins mined at West Miami, Miami
and Great Fingal have a strike to the west or north-west, whereas
the veins at Daylight mine strike north-east. Dips are almost
invariably steep.

How was the dolerite emplaced in that part of Tasmania? Sills between bedding planes? Some other fracturing? And is the Mathinna Group part of the same sediments that make up Eastern Victoria?
maxdacat
18/06/2012
7:25:23 PM
On 18/06/2012 tastybigmac wrote:
>There be GOLD in them there hills!

>How was the dolerite emplaced in that part of Tasmania? Sills between
>bedding planes? Some other fracturing? And is the Mathinna Group part of
>the same sediments that make up Eastern Victoria?

Not sure but I appreciate the use of the word cleavage ;p
tastybigmac
18/06/2012
7:38:24 PM
Gneiss cleavage?
onsight
18/06/2012
9:28:54 PM
Great work guys. Looks fantastic!

vwills
18/06/2012
11:15:50 PM
Nice to see some good climbing in Oz. Nice work guys. I want to know why the weather in Tassie looks so much better than 1500km north.

Duang Daunk
19/06/2012
8:27:35 PM
Cool routes and great soundtrack.

sliamese
20/06/2012
7:04:08 AM
On 18/06/2012 vwills wrote:
>Nice to see some good climbing in Oz. Nice work guys. I want to know why
>the weather in Tassie looks so much better than 1500km north.

Because it usually is...

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