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Description 

Cape Hauy's main attraction needs no introduction. The Totem Pole is probably the sickest tower in the world. But this area also features the Candlestick, another brilliant sea-stack with a character all its own.

This is a beautiful, wild place, and is a must-see destination for climbers and hikers alike. If these routes are a bit too spicey for your tastes, you absolutely must hike out to see them.

Getting There 

A well maintained trail heads south from the Fortescue Bay beach. After about 90 minutes of rolling terrain the trail ends abruptly. From this point head north along a subtle climber's trail, down the gently sloping north side of the cape. Eventually you will be able to traverse west with a few easy downclimbs. Once the Tote is visible, head back south to a bolted belay anchor.

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Beginning pitch 1 of the Free Route during my on sight ascent in Dec 2004.  Note the white tag line, and the fixed rap line which will later be used for the Tyrolean exit.

The Free Route 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13  Australia : Tasmania : ... : The Totem Pole
The original Free Route to the summit offers thrilling climbing and generally good protection on solid stone. P1, 80 feet, 5.12b. Begin on the belay rock, and ascend the left arete for several feet past two carrot bolts. The crux follows with a difficult, crimpy traverse to the right arete, passing two more carrots and an old aid bolt. Once on the right arete, things ease a bit. Continue the right-ward traverse past another carrot, then head up to a shallow finger crack which propigates fro...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The Candlestick from Cape Hauy.  The top of the Totem Pole can be seen poking up on the right.
The Candlestick from Cape Hauy. The top of the To...

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