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Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Destinations, Featured | 0 comments

Cape Raoul, Tasmania | Favorite Rock Climbing Destination

Cape Raoul, Tasmania | Favorite Rock Climbing Destination

By Lizzi Oh Favourite Places: Cape Raoul, Tasmania (click for more info on location) I love coming home to Tasmania in summer.  Climbing adventures by the sea, surrounded by glistening ocean and whistling wind.  Secluded, committing climbing.  Moving through a shifting landscape.  Fickle weather.  Feeling pretty out there.  I just mistook a fur seal grunting for the voice of my climbing partner, ‘Huh, did you say take?’. A day climbing out to Cape Raoul is the kind of day you don’t forget to bring your head torch and puffy jacket even though its sunny and hot and the summer days provide 17hrs of light.   And after 6+hrs of hiking, trad climbing and abseiling up, over and around sea stacks to get to your intended sport climb (classic Tassie adventure),  you just pray you don’t get your ropes stuck around a pillar when pulling them in the blowing wind.  The reward is top quality climbing on the ocean eroded pillars in a beautiful and unique position. After a sport climbing...

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