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Coalditz Crag

(12 routes)

This crag is above the road between Sumner and Lyttelton, about 1.5 kilometres on the Lyttelton side of Evans Pass. It is the best bit of rock in the area.
Climbing
The rock is hard and fairly clean on the main buttress, although there is a preponderance of red lichen. A ledge around the bottom provides a convenient starting point for most routes. This is accessed from either side depending on what you wish to climb.

SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE IN EARTHQUAKES

  • South

    Aspect

  • 200m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
South
Altitude: 
200m

This crag is above the road between Sumner and Lyttelton, about 1.5 kilometres on the Lyttelton side of Evans Pass. It is the best bit of rock in the area.
Climbing
The rock is hard and fairly clean on the main buttress, although there is a preponderance of red lichen. A ledge around the bottom provides a convenient starting point for most routes. This is accessed from either side depending on what you wish to climb.

SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE IN EARTHQUAKES

Access: 

Access
As you drive up the long straight in the road above the harbour coal storage area, the crag is visible as a distinct outcrop of red rock up the hill above the end of the straight and slightly to the right. Park in a safe place and walk up the hill. Alternatively, park at Evans Pass and walk up the ridge until you can drop down to the crag from a rocky saddle. From central Christchurch it is shorter to Evans Pass via Lyttelton than via Sumner.
THE ROAD FROM LYTTELTON IS CLOSED FOLLOWING THE EARTHQUAKES

NZMS260: 
M36 888343
Topo50: 
BX24 788 727
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
17
0
  Find the large crack. Climb the arete right of it using pro in the groove. Jam the crack to the belay ledge. One bolt. Neil Sloan '92
20
0
  The right arete, onto the slab, then up to the overhang past the spike. Mount the bulge then up the wall moving left to the ledge. Neil Sloan '91
19
0
  The gully to the right of LTN. Neil Sloan '92
22
0
  Gain the hollow then move right across the wall to the arete. Neil Sloan '92
21
2.01
  Clip the bolt, then move left to the arete and up. Neil Sloan '91
16
1.02
  Bridge the corner, move left, and take on the rooflet. Neil Sloan '90
21
0
  The groove. Bridge until you can stand on the ledge to the right, then straight up the crack. Peter Woolford '92
19
0
  The right arete. Gain the lower ledge, go right to the next ledge, then left into the crack (crux) above the block. Neil Sloan '90
19
0
  The arete above the start of RGOS. Thin pro (RP's). Neil Sloan '92
Attribution: 
By Lindsay Main. Previously hosted on a website by John Davis Data entry by Grant Piper
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@ There are missing routes, need electronic copies

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