Frenchman's Cap

A long walk, but worth it. Some of the country's longest adventure routes.
LOCATION: 100km NW of Hobart in the Franklin-Gordon National Park. Be ready for a 25km walk in on a well-posted track.

ROCK: Quartzite
CLIMBING: Multipitch adventure stuff on moderate grades
WHEN TO GO: Feb-May is the best season, but be prepared for capricious weather at any time. There is snow in winter, but some people like it that way.

RECOMMENDED READING: Contact the Climbers Club of Tasmania, Univ of Tasmania Sport and Recreation Centre, Hobart, (002) 20 2084
Thierry le Fronde (16) 147m
The Sydney Route (17) 380m
La Grande Pump (21) 60m
The Great Flake (22) 370m
The De Gaulle's Nose Route (23) 330m

David Jenkins, pitch three The Ninth of January (19, 160 metres), East Face, Frenchman's Cap.