Full Guide to Blackwood Summit plus 8 New Routes April 06 2014

Over the last few months the dolerite crag on the summit of Mt Blackwood has undergone a renaissance with 8 excellent new routes put up by Andrew Martin, Ingvar Lidman and myself. The cliff was first climbed on in 1969 by Mike Douglas, and then in 1971 by Bob McMahon. Bob McMahon and various partners did the major trad lines ground-up in the early 80's, and apart from 2 routes by Andrew McGifford and myself about 10 years ago, the cliff lay dormant for 30 years. The cliff was brought into the 21st century 3 months ago when 2 bolted routes were added, a rap station and  cleaning the remaining trad lines. One of the original routes from 1978 by Humzoo is in my opinion, the best crack for the grade in Tasmania - Who Among Them (19). Tracks have also been cut up both access gullies. With the addition of the new climbs, Blackwood Summit is seriously worth a couple of days visit by locals and interstate visitors alike. Download the full Blackwood Summit guide.