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Which Climbing Guide for Freycinet?

4:48:47 PM
I will be in Tassie over Christmas and will be spending a few days around Freycinet. What is the best guidebook for the area?



6:41:42 PM
For a few days grab a copy of the Climb Tasmania select print guide by Gerry Narkowicz. Lots of great
info, photos, topos ect. If you need to know more than just the select (or don't mind a rougher approuch
to guidebooks) checkout the online guide here:

7:14:25 PM
On 18/12/2007 ElvisLegs wrote:
>I will be in Tassie over Christmas and will be spending a few days around
>Freycinet. What is the best guidebook for the area?

might see you there. we'll be the obnoxious NSWelsh people. climb tassie guide is a good start, that is well supplemented by the craglets guide (cross-referencing the decent topos from climb tas (but lack of climbs) to the relevant climbs in the fully-listed craglets (with non-existent topos)).
i may have heard that gerry will sell them to you at a discount if you go and buy them from him in lonnie. don't take my word, though, he can either confirm or batter my opinion on here, or you can PM him.

8:11:49 AM
On 18/12/2007 nmonteith wrote:
>If you need to know more than just the select
>(or don't mind a rougher approuch
>to guidebooks) checkout the online guide here:

Seeing is half of chockstone is coming to coles bay this summer, you can help us improve the community based online guidebook.
In particular we need hi res digital (4+ megapixel) topo shots of all the cliffs, plus action photos as well. Also, if you don't like an access or route description, rewrite and send it in to

ps You can get the PDF version of the freycinet guide (which I am still working on prettying up, but which is much easier to print) at

10:05:35 AM
photos emailed to you Nerm!

10:19:36 AM
Cheers Neil
2:15:22 PM
Great job with the PDF.

I'm looking forward to heading there soon...

5:12:45 PM
Thanks everyone for all the info. The pdf looks great, I'll start with that and see how I go.


5:17:07 PM
...a quick tip. Do your first routes at Lassies Wall (Arapiles of the south!), then move over to Whitewater
Wall. From there its open slather on everything else!

Stefan Karpiniec
8:57:22 PM
I remember (I think it was 1974) Ian Lewis and Lyle Closs (who were doing a lot of the higher grade climbs in Tasmania at the time) coming back to Hobart raving about this new cliff with amazing grade 10 & 11 (or thereabouts) routes - the place? - Whitewater Wall. Harder stuff is also available.

9:20:18 PM
fyi - the printed version of the updated Freycinet guide along with several other guides including the behemoth Tasmanian Climbing Guide (3000 climbs in 450 pages), are now available to buy online at

Try before you buy - the complete PDFs are also available for download on the site (warning - they are pretty big files).

You can get the Freycinet Guide in your choice of either b&w or full colour - $13 or $26 USD + postage respectively.

The printing is done on-demand in the US or Europe - allow 3-4 weeks for the guide to turn up at your door.

9:50:52 PM
freycinet is something pretty special!! having just got back from the golden granite of yosemite i can honestly say i think whitewater wall area is a much better place to hang out to do beter quality(ie no pin scars) short climbs!!

...but opinions are like arseholes, everyone's got one!!!

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