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Rysavy Ridge - Mount Roland

Twitch
13/11/2008
11:51:57 AM
Has anyone done this climb? How long did it take?
Winston Smith
13/11/2008
12:50:13 PM
Twitch,

Full purple prose account here, including topo....

http://clambering.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-04-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B11%3A00&updated-max=2008-05-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B10%3A00&max-results=1


oweng
13/11/2008
12:53:12 PM
I've done it a couple of times. I think it took about 4 hours to get up the first time, but we soloed the first couple of pitches. I took a bit longer the second time. I'd allow about 1 hour to get to the base of the route, 6 hours to climb it, and 2 hours to decend.

The decent route it tricky, with bush bashing down a steep gully, with 4 or 5 short raps and some short down climbs appearing randomly. I'd make sure your not doing that in the dark.

There is a good camping area in a little park with some public toilets on the left just before you get into the town of Gowie Park. If you camp there the night before, you could be on the rock early enough that it shouldnt be an issue.

cruze
13/11/2008
1:06:20 PM
Hi Twitch
Sounds like fun... need a partner?
;)
A

Twitch
13/11/2008
2:05:54 PM
On 13/11/2008 orwell wrote:
>Full purple prose account here, including topo....

Thanks for that! Wow, that's a long day. Start at 8.30 and finish...well after 7. And then 3 hours to get down!

Pat
13/11/2008
2:31:59 PM
Remember there is a lot more daylight in Tassie at this time of year so long days should be OK. I used
to own the Backpackers nearby in Sheffield. We had a couple of people get benighted. Its not a hard
climb, but you must be efficient on multi pitch and keep moving. There is a small bivvy cave/alcove at
the top on the western side of the ridge that got used a couple of times. Highly recommended climb if
you like a big day out.

Twitch
13/11/2008
3:19:24 PM
On 13/11/2008 cruze wrote:
>Sounds like fun... need a partner?

No - I'm going to solo but thanks for the offer ;)

Twitch
13/11/2008
3:40:33 PM
On 13/11/2008 Pat wrote:
>but you must be efficient on multi pitch and keep moving

I can't say I'm the most efficient climber but the days are long :)

>small bivvy cave/alcove at the top on the western side of the ridge that got used a couple of times.

I think I would freeze. I get cold sitting in an office where its 22 degrees.

Pat
13/11/2008
4:17:42 PM
I'm not suggesting you bivvy, just letting you know its there if needed - you know how it goes when you
solo an unknown route and you're not the most efficient climber around :)
Winston Smith
13/11/2008
4:31:49 PM
Yeah and if it rains a bivvy might be the best choice. Rain + conglomerate = slippery as hell.

cruze
13/11/2008
4:36:57 PM
I must admit this is sounding better by the post! Please please please twitch. Let me at least belay you. You don't even have to put any gear in if that improves your efficiency!!!
One Day Hero
13/11/2008
4:51:40 PM
You should go and do it with your lovely lady Cruze. It's a super route, no stress at all for you guys.

There's a fantastic B+B about 20 mins down the road. I forget the name but it's right next to Tasmazia......which is a whole other reason to go to that bit of the world, make sure to get the mega stack of pancakes after you find your way through the maze.

Twitch
13/11/2008
4:55:44 PM
On 13/11/2008 orwell wrote:
>Rain + conglomerate = slippery as hell.

You could call me a weather snob but I think...rain = no climbing



cruze - I'll think about it (get back to work!)

cruze
13/11/2008
4:56:11 PM
On 13/11/2008 One Day Hero wrote:
>You should go and do it with your lovely lady Cruze. It's a super route,
>no stress at all for you guys.
>
>There's a fantastic B+B about 20 mins down the road. I forget the name
>but it's right next to Tasmazia......which is a whole other reason to go
>to that bit of the world, make sure to get the mega stack of pancakes after
>you find your way through the maze.

Cheers mate. We will let you know how it goes after the weekend...
Winston Smith
13/11/2008
4:57:35 PM


All I have to say about that is ... Tassie weather.

It can start off wonderful - warm, sunny - but as soon as those roaring '40s - 40 degrees latitude winds - strike the fit hits the shan. Mt Roland is often subjected to the vagaries of such weather.
Winston Smith
13/11/2008
5:01:33 PM
On 13/11/2008 cruze wrote:
>On 13/11/2008 One Day Hero wrote:
>>You should go and do it with your lovely lady Cruze. It's a super route,
>>no stress at all for you guys.
>>
>>There's a fantastic B+B about 20 mins down the road. I forget the name
>>but it's right next to Tasmazia......which is a whole other reason to
>go
>>to that bit of the world, make sure to get the mega stack of pancakes
>after
>>you find your way through the maze.
>
>Cheers mate. We will let you know how it goes after the weekend...

Try Silver Ridge Retreat. Self-contained cabins, a heated indoor pool and cheap. You can walk from the cabins up the road to Rysavy. You can actually see the ridge in their promo shots!

Twitch
13/11/2008
5:14:16 PM
On 13/11/2008 orwell wrote:
>All I have to say about that is ... Tassie weather.

I think we would only attempt it if it was perfect weather but yeah I get your point about unpredictable weather. I've seen blue skies and then thunderstorms 20 minutes later.

evanbb
13/11/2008
5:46:47 PM
When are you thinking of going? CG (not a chocky) and I are in the Apple Isle over Christmas. We're thinking of heading up Rysavy, but doubt our plans will take us that far north. We'll mostly be around Freycinet and the south, with about a week on Mt Geryon. Maybe we could tag team the ascent?

cruze
18/11/2008
8:18:33 AM
Solid rain on Saturday then snow overnight meant that no matter how much willing we could muster parked below the cliff at 8 am, we could not melt the snow in the descent gully on Sunday morning. Driving away after an hour we were pleased to see that rain had started falling on the mount. Good decision. Had coffee at Steve's (FA of Rysavy Ridge) new cafe (Blacksmith Gallery in Sheffield - soon to be retitled Skwiz) and had a good chat to him about a whole host of Tasmanian related stuff - including saffron farming! Really nice guy.

We will be back...

BTW will post a TR in a separate thread - still got a decent amount of climbing in in four days - Rocky Cape, North Esk and Ben Lomond.

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