Place info

Dimrill Stairs

(8 routes)

Above the large prominent waterfall near the upper ski tow. Routes developed during the NZAC Summer Climbing Camp 2015.

  • East

    Aspect

  • 10-15 mins

    Walk in

  • 1750m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
East
Altitude: 
1750m

Above the large prominent waterfall near the upper ski tow. Routes developed during the NZAC Summer Climbing Camp 2015.

Access: 

From TASC Lodge, scramble up to ski field upper tow shed buliding and siddle to the waterfall (10-15 mins.)

Walk time: 
10-15 mins
NZMS260: 
T20 351 110
Topo50: 
BJ34 250 493
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
16
0
15m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

From the flat area at the bottom of the upper cascade, cross the stream to the norther side. Belay. Step up and traverse into the corner system before heading straight up. Rock solid. Protection good. Good belay bollard at the top.

Don French, Jozef Crosland Jan'2015

12
0
40m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

2 meters right of the waterfall. Good climbing on solid rock all the way.

David Garrity, Ellen Garrity, Francis Garrity 4/1/2015

12
0
30m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

6 to 8 meters north of the waterfall. Climb good rock steepening near the top. Good anchors

Phillip Garritty, Ellen Garrity, Francis Garrity 4/1/2015

Caving !
2
0
10m
One or more images in route detail.
 

Lava Cave just south of the Dimrill Stairs waterfall. It's more odvious when you get closer to it. It is basically a crawl. Exits at the base of the top cascase. It would be fun to come out of the cave and climb the overhang above. Not really climbing, but it is a fun adventure for the junior support team.

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15
0
15m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

About 30ms north of Dimrill Stairs waterfalls.
Step up left onto flat ledge, then climb the corner to the top of the bluff.
Rock Good, protection good. Belay on good bollards at top.

Don French, Natasha Robinson, 5/1/2015

16
0
15m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

Step little corner 15ms right of "New Friends". Step ground. Soliod rock, good placements.

Nic Allen, Natasha Robinson 3/1/2015

WI2
0
40m
One or more images in route detail.
  Climb the ice to the left of the stream. Steep finish on free standing icicle. Best tackled early in season before snow accumulates

has been climbed - unknown

WI2
0
40m
One or more images in route detail.
  Right side of waterfall. Best climbed early in season before snow accumulates. Takes steep corner on top section of falls.

Has been climbed - unknown

Comments

Comments

This area is called "Dimrill Stairs", as it reminds one of the place of the same name in "Lord of the Rings" There is a pair of pleasant cascading waterfalls.
The rock is low angle and ideal for easy leads. Routes are generally on the northern side of the waterfall. But there is room for short overhanging routes beside the waterfall. There is a 10m cave on the southern side of the waterfall, and ideal place for children to play.

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