Place info

Lion Rock

(5 routes)

This small crag is named because of the resemblance of an overhanging block to a lion’s snout. If you believe that you will believe anything.
Routes here go up a short wall 5–8m then basically proceed at will up the easier angled blocks and flakes to the crest of the Rock. This is a good location for top-roping beginners as the exit from the top is relatively easy. However Lion Rock is not an ideal bouldering area because of the way the ground slopes away steeply from the base.

Various routes exist to the right of the Mantle Shelf Route but due to the loose nature of the rock these have not been named.

  • North East

    Aspect

  • 1600m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North East
Altitude: 
1600m

This small crag is named because of the resemblance of an overhanging block to a lion’s snout. If you believe that you will believe anything.
Routes here go up a short wall 5–8m then basically proceed at will up the easier angled blocks and flakes to the crest of the Rock. This is a good location for top-roping beginners as the exit from the top is relatively easy. However Lion Rock is not an ideal bouldering area because of the way the ground slopes away steeply from the base.

Various routes exist to the right of the Mantle Shelf Route but due to the loose nature of the rock these have not been named.

NZMS260: 
P20 033 117
Topo50: 
BJ29 932 500
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
14
0
8m
Natural gear required
  Moves up a short chimney exiting right.

Unknown, Pre 1982.

2
17
0
18m
Natural gear required
  Start 2m right of Chimney Route. Follow thin crack which opens out to off-width. From ledge proceed to highest point.

R Knott, 22/02/99.

3
16
0
8m
Natural gear required
  Start to the right of Reaching for the Lion’s Heart.

Kevin Conaglen, S Miller, 14 /04/95.

4
17
0
8m
Natural gear required
  Follows a series of disjointed flared cracks up a short face about halfway along Lion Rock. It also uses the crack to the left.

Ross Corbett, Bill King, 12/82.

5
14
0
8m
Natural gear required
  At the start of the route two blocks are mantleshelved then move up a right facing corner.

Unknown, Pre 1982.

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