AGS Rockwall

(198 routes)

Place info

AGS Rockwall

(198 routes)

The crag formerly known as the Mt Eden Quarry, and the birthplace of hard urban climbing in New Zealand. Once a prison quarry, the Auckland Grammar School Rockwall comprises two main cliffs: the Long Side, with routes of about 15 to 20 metres in height, and the Short Side, with routes of up to 10 metres.
The Long Side comes into its own for climbers competent at around grade 18 and above. The Short Side is generally more suitable for learners, with shorter climbs and lower grades. The rock is fine-grained columnar basalt from the Mt Eden lava flow.
Please donate at least $10 to cover administration costs.
There are a few people that have jumped through a lot of hoops to regain access to the AGS rockwall.
To maintian future access please comply with the rules stated!!! If you notice anything that needs attention, please let us know at: rockwall@aucklandclimber.org.nz

Here are the rules!

Rock climbing and abseiling can be dangerous activities

Rock-fall is a hazard at this rock wall

Auckland Grammar School Board of Trustees and NZ Alpine Club accepts no liability for:

- injury or accident arising from use of the rockwall or access tracks

- the use of fixed anchors, chains and fences

Use of this rock wall for Climbing or abseiling is strictly prohibited unless you are registered.

Register at www.aucklandclimber.org.nz BEFORE climbing.

Any person using this rock wall without registering is a trespasser

Helmets must be worn at all times

Do not climb over or under fences and stay out of fenced off areas

Do not use fences for anchors

Register on-line plus ‘print, sign and post’ registration to Auckland Section, New Zealand Alpine Club, PO Box 3036, Shortland St, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

All funds raised will go towards improving safety and amenity.
For example; stabilizing areas of loose rock so that ‘closed off’ areas can be re-opened, replacement and maintenance of anchors and bolts, access to the top and toilet facilities.

Once you have registered you will be issued with a tag that you can display while climbing, showing that you have donated to the Rockwall.

Please report all incidents to rockwall@aucklandclimber.org.nz

Auckland Grammar School Board of Trustees and New Zealand Alpine Club
Please observe some other a few other manners while at the crag
1: Please follow existing tracks. This will prevent unnecessary damage to the vegetation surrounding the cliffs.
2: Do not drop litter at the crag. Take home any that you find.
3: Do not take your dog to the crag.
4: Use as little chalk as possible, and brush away tick marks or excessive build-up at the end of your session.
5: If you become frustrated with a climb please keep obscenities and offensive phrases to yourself.

  • North West

    Aspect

  • 5 min

    Walk in

  • 80m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North West
Altitude: 
80m

The crag formerly known as the Mt Eden Quarry, and the birthplace of hard urban climbing in New Zealand. Once a prison quarry, the Auckland Grammar School Rockwall comprises two main cliffs: the Long Side, with routes of about 15 to 20 metres in height, and the Short Side, with routes of up to 10 metres.
The Long Side comes into its own for climbers competent at around grade 18 and above. The Short Side is generally more suitable for learners, with shorter climbs and lower grades. The rock is fine-grained columnar basalt from the Mt Eden lava flow.
Please donate at least $10 to cover administration costs.
There are a few people that have jumped through a lot of hoops to regain access to the AGS rockwall.
To maintian future access please comply with the rules stated!!! If you notice anything that needs attention, please let us know at: rockwall@aucklandclimber.org.nz

Here are the rules!

Rock climbing and abseiling can be dangerous activities

Rock-fall is a hazard at this rock wall

Auckland Grammar School Board of Trustees and NZ Alpine Club accepts no liability for:

- injury or accident arising from use of the rockwall or access tracks

- the use of fixed anchors, chains and fences

Use of this rock wall for Climbing or abseiling is strictly prohibited unless you are registered.

Register at www.aucklandclimber.org.nz BEFORE climbing.

Any person using this rock wall without registering is a trespasser

Helmets must be worn at all times

Do not climb over or under fences and stay out of fenced off areas

Do not use fences for anchors

Register on-line plus ‘print, sign and post’ registration to Auckland Section, New Zealand Alpine Club, PO Box 3036, Shortland St, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

All funds raised will go towards improving safety and amenity.
For example; stabilizing areas of loose rock so that ‘closed off’ areas can be re-opened, replacement and maintenance of anchors and bolts, access to the top and toilet facilities.

Once you have registered you will be issued with a tag that you can display while climbing, showing that you have donated to the Rockwall.

Please report all incidents to rockwall@aucklandclimber.org.nz

Auckland Grammar School Board of Trustees and New Zealand Alpine Club
Please observe some other a few other manners while at the crag
1: Please follow existing tracks. This will prevent unnecessary damage to the vegetation surrounding the cliffs.
2: Do not drop litter at the crag. Take home any that you find.
3: Do not take your dog to the crag.
4: Use as little chalk as possible, and brush away tick marks or excessive build-up at the end of your session.
5: If you become frustrated with a climb please keep obscenities and offensive phrases to yourself.

Access: 
The AGS Rockwall is situated in the centre of Auckland in the grounds of Auckland Grammar School, beside the southern motorway and the Mount Eden Prison. You must register to climb here: The registration page is here. Climbers must display proof of registration while climbing. Once you have registered you will be issued with a tag that you can display while climbing, showing that you have donated to the Rockwall. HELMETS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES - This applies when Climbing, Belaying and Bouldering We are extremely grateful to the Auckland Grammar School Board for making this decision.
Walk time: 
5 min
NZMS260: 
R11 679 799
Topo50: 
BA32 575 182
Attribution: 
The current information is copied from the PDF on the NZAC website. The original 'Quarry Climbs' guide was written by Michael Welson, Richard Thomson and Rick McGregor. For this 2010 revised edition, special thanks are due to contributors Tony Ward-Holmes, Peter Cammell and Charlie Creese.

Places

Actions
Wall Long Side, Left Hand Side (36 routes)
Wall Long Side, Central Section (45 routes)
Wall Long Side. Right Hand End. (35 routes)
Wall Bouldering (Long Side) (52 routes)
Wall Short Side (30 routes)

Comments

Comments

Hi. Perhaps this page should have something about the short-side being closed at the moment? cheers

Ray - you can edit the page using the menu at the top

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