Place info

Armchair Theatre

(10 routes)

From Mangatepopo Hut, this small crag can be seen on the crest of the ridge leading to Tongariro. The cliff was discovered and developed by Ray Button around 1980–81. No climb is longer than 10m, but it is a good venue for easy natural pro routes.

  • South West

    Aspect

  • 40 min

    Walk in

  • 1350m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
South West
Altitude: 
1350m

From Mangatepopo Hut, this small crag can be seen on the crest of the ridge leading to Tongariro. The cliff was discovered and developed by Ray Button around 1980–81. No climb is longer than 10m, but it is a good venue for easy natural pro routes.

Walk time: 
40 min
NZMS260: 
T19 351 261
Topo50: 
BH34 250 644
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
8
0
10m
Natural gear required
  A series of blocks and cracks is climbed to the top.
2
8
0
10m
Natural gear required
  Follow the small buttress consisting of two blocks which joins Piker at the top.
3
14
0
10m
Natural gear required
  Up to the left end of the small overhang, then diagonally left up a thin crack.
4
15
1.02
10m
Natural gear required
  An excellent route with good protection. The direct line through the overhang.
5
10
0
10m
Natural gear required
  A rising traverse to the right, to join the obvious ramp leading up left to the top.
6
12
0
10m
Natural gear required
  Start as for The Fly, but climb direct to the ramp via a small corner.
7
14
0
10m
Natural gear required
  Climb the short crack in the corner.
8
13
0
10m
Natural gear required
  An obvious blocky buttress is climbed straight up a small wall to the top.
9
14
0
10m
Natural gear required
  Climb a small overhang then finish as for Reach For the Sky.
10
8
0
10m
Natural gear required
  Around the corner to the right, an obvious line to a large ledge and then the top.
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