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Waimak Whale Crag

(3 routes)

Whale Crag is located 2km west of Anti-Crow Hut, on the true-right of the Waimak, below point 951. The crag offers nice slab and shallow crack climbing with low grades. The setting is very beautiful and it escapes some Divide weather. The lower routes are surprisingly sheltered from the wind.

  • North

    Aspect

  • 2 hours

    Walk in

  • 800m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North
Altitude: 
800m

Whale Crag is located 2km west of Anti-Crow Hut, on the true-right of the Waimak, below point 951. The crag offers nice slab and shallow crack climbing with low grades. The setting is very beautiful and it escapes some Divide weather. The lower routes are surprisingly sheltered from the wind.

Access: 

Access is very straightforward; descent off all current routes is by abseil (50m).

Walk time: 
2 hours
NZMS260: 
K34 873 995
Topo50: 
BV20 773 379
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
14 ,14
0
40m
Natural gear required
 
  1. Start on the bushy lump 10m left of Shallow Splendour. Climb a few crumbly metres to the left trending crack, follow this up to ledge and belay.
  2. Climb left up good looking crack through steep section and easily out to bush belay.

Aaron Gillespie 2009

17 ,7
0
45m
Natural gear required
 
  1. Start on left side of main base area. Up and 2m across sloping ledge. Straight up cleaned cracks to belay off bushy ledge.
  2. Climb in almost any direction from bushy ledge to the top.

Aaron Gillespie 2009

16 ,7
0
45m
Natural gear required
 
  1. Start up and right of Shallow Splendour, follow right hand side through bulge and up to top.
  2. Climb in almost any direction from bushy ledge to the top.

Adele Reweti 2009

Attribution: 
www.softrock.co.nz
This place appears in: 
Arthur’s Pass: a guide for mountaineers

Comments

Comments

I strongly suspect that this crag is NOT on the true right of the Anticrow River and is actually situated below spot height 951m, 2km west of the Anticrow hut and 600m west of the Anticrow river.

Yes it is there, now fixed

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