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ragged jack info

Postby doogs » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 7:42 am

Does anyone have any info on the start point for ragged jack. I had a look for it on a wet winters day last year but gave up. PM me if needed. Thanks.
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby ollster » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 8:16 am

doogs wrote:Does anyone have any info on the start point for ragged jack. I had a look for it on a wet winters day last year but gave up. PM me if needed. Thanks.


A group of us did it... gee, must've been 1.5 years ago now. ILUV will have the details, I'd give him a nag if I were you. [EDIT: it may be documented in the Abels book, but I don't have it on me at work :D ]

My recollection: There's a road slightly NW of the peak, I think we started there. I remember (I think) we started on an old 4wd track that followed up the left of a small river valley and then crossed the river on a stony ford higher up. Eventually the 4wd track ran out and we had to cross a small section of forest, then some boulder scree and around the left of a rock pinnacle, up to the summit "plateau" and from there a short and slightly scrubby jaunt to the summit.

ILUV or MJD will correct probably all of that...

EDIT: Ah yes, the rockclimbing/bouldering site thesarvo has the access info. Amazingly this matches my recollection...

http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/disp ... agged+Jack
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby MJD » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 9:04 am

This is the bit we walked:
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby doogs » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 9:15 am

Thanks Ollster and MJD. Big week of peak bagging next week!
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby ollster » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 9:24 am

doogs wrote:Thanks Ollster and MJD. Big week of peak bagging next week!


Whatcha got planned, if I may ask?
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby doogs » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:11 am

Monday - snowy south and Nevada
Wednesday - taking wifee up st pats head
Thursday - ragged jak, hamilton crags and legges tor
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby ollster » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:22 am

doogs wrote:Monday - snowy south and Nevada
Wednesday - taking wifee up st pats head
Thursday - ragged jak, hamilton crags and legges tor
And anything else that I have time for!


A nice little bag I must say, St Pats is a personal fave. May as well do Markham Heights while you're on Ben and knock off the Nth section. Peakbagging is all about efficiency. :wink:
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby stu » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:26 am

Agreed, I have been up St Pats 4 times now, it's a really great little peak / walk.
It's also one of the easiest peaks on the Connoisseurs List & a worthy inclusion IMHO :D

Those ones around the ski village / road on Ben are all pretty easy & worth doing in 1 visit.
Mensa Moor is a longer / harder option tho, right Oll?
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby doogs » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:45 am

ollster wrote:
doogs wrote:Monday - snowy south and Nevada
Wednesday - taking wifee up st pats head
Thursday - ragged jak, hamilton crags and legges tor
And anything else that I have time for!


A nice little bag I must say, St Pats is a personal fave. May as well do Markham Heights while you're on Ben and knock off the Nth section. Peakbagging is all about efficiency. :wink:

I do things inefficiently, this will be my third trip to the north of the Ben and have walked within 5 mins of legges tor summit twice but haven't bothered as its sooo ugly. This will finish off all the Ben except wilmot (have been up stacks 3 times already, see what I mean by inefficient?).
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby ollster » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:52 am

stu wrote:Mensa Moor is a longer / harder option tho, right Oll?


Helps if you can avoid putting your foot down a hole.
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby ollster » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:52 am

doogs wrote:legges tor summit twice but haven't bothered as its sooo ugly.


So true. Looks like someone crashed a boat up there with all the wood lying around.
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby doogs » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 11:01 am

ollster wrote:
doogs wrote:legges tor summit twice but haven't bothered as its sooo ugly.


So true. Looks like someone crashed a boat up there with all the wood lying around.

Noah? No I think that was mt ararat.
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby ollster » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 11:13 am

doogs wrote:
ollster wrote:
doogs wrote:legges tor summit twice but haven't bothered as its sooo ugly.


So true. Looks like someone crashed a boat up there with all the wood lying around.

Noah? No I think that was mt ararat.


Who'd know? Those old books are pretty vague at the best of times - don't give grid refs do they?
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Re: ragged jack info

Postby slparker » Wed 03 Dec, 2014 1:31 pm

Anybody ever noticed old mine works at the north end of RJ?

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