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Mt.Geryon-Acropolis overview

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About Mt.Geryon-Acropolis overview:

The purpose of this section is to allow users to add and share information on the non-climbing related things climbers should know before heading into this area. Mt Geryon and the Acropolis are located in the World Heritage sight of Cradle Mt. Lake St Clair National Park Found in this park is the world famous overland track. The Overland track is a hiking trail that runs north to south for 85 km. At the North end is Cradle Mt and at the south end is Lake St Clair. To gain access to the climbing your best bet is to start at the south end at Lake St Clair. There youíll be greeted by a steady stream of Bush Walkers as theyíll be ending their 5-6 day hike. Fortunately for you itís only a days hike to base of the climbs.
Nearest town or city: Launcestion
Directions: Once youíve arrived in Tasmania steal the nearest car, bus, or bicycle and get your self Lake St Clair located at the south end of the Overland track. Once there you can hire a boat to drop you off at the north end of the lake, saving you self a 17 km of walking. Off the boat, you then walk north for about a 1 hour, until you reach the Pine Valley trail. From there itís you walk another 2 hours west to reach the Pine Valley hut. . From the Pine Valley Hut, it is a 3-5 hour hike to the summit of the Acropolis 1471m. walk past the signs of the hut, follow the track north past Cephissus Falls. A scramble leads through the upper bluffs onto the flat summit For a fit climber you should be able to reach the base of the routes on the Acropolis in about 2 hours. The approach to the climbs on Mt Greyon is a little trickier. From the Pine Vally hut pass the creak that feeds Cephissus Falls and hike a short distance (50m) and then hang a left off the trail over a log with a large notch cut into it. Follow the creek, up the valley, going north for a few Km. Many years ago this route was once a maintained trail and you can still follow it if you know what your looking for. (Route finding skills essential) There are red and white blazes cut into the trees marking the trail. Following the blazes and when they run out follow the flagging tape that will eventually lead you to a talus slope bellow the West Face of Mt Greyon. From there just point your nose up hill until you reach the saddle between Mt Greyon and the Acropolis. Descend to the East Face.
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