The Moai is an impressive, though little-known sea-stack on the north head of Fortescue Bay. Featuring several excellent routes, the Moai is far more mellow than other Tasman Peninsula sea stacks. This is the perfect warm-up climb for more challenging adventures.
From the Fortescue Bay Beach, head north and gain the trail to Waterfall Bay. After about an hour, Bivouac Bay is reached. Continue another 10-15 minutes, where the trail turns sharply North. Look for a climber's trail marked by a cairn, and follow this east for about 100yds to the cliff's edge. A series of rappels (do-able with one 60m rope) reach a broad rock pedestal 10 feet above the Tasman Sea. If you haven't noticed the Moai by now, you're in the wrong place!
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Sacred Site 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
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Sacred Site 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Australia : Tasmania : ... : The Moai
This is the "regular" route to the top of the Moai, and makes for an excellent adventure. Generally done in two pitches, this route can easily be done in one with a little regard to rope drag. The first pitch is an easy scramble to the top of the big ledge on the NE corner of the tower. From this ledge, continue up highly featured rock past a bolt via a flake system to the summit. One 50m rope is sufficient to rap down.This route is graded 17/18. I'm too lazy to figure out what that means i...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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