The Wunderbar Wall

(20 routes)

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The Wunderbar Wall

(20 routes)

 
Climbing on unusual and solid rock in a hidden, peaceful corner of Lyttelton. The wall has a NW aspect which is sunny all year and dries quickly. As there is no shelter, the crag can get very hot in summer afternoons .
All routes have hangered bolts. Anchors are double chains or ring bolts.
 

  • West

    Aspect

  • 15 min

    Walk in

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
West

 
Climbing on unusual and solid rock in a hidden, peaceful corner of Lyttelton. The wall has a NW aspect which is sunny all year and dries quickly. As there is no shelter, the crag can get very hot in summer afternoons .
All routes have hangered bolts. Anchors are double chains or ring bolts.
 

Access: 

How To get there:
From the tunnel, turn left into Norwich Quay, then left up Oxford street (3rd on the left), right on Exeter then left into St David Street. Continue straight up the hill into Brenchley Rd and drive to the very end before the first gate. Park clear of the Road and gate. Through the gate and follow the OLD 4wd track through another gate. Continue on the track between stone walls up the valley, the Chalmers track. Once past the crag, look for a warratah with a yellow marker on top on your right. Cut off the main track and climb gradually across to the left hand edge of the wall. The track and scrub around the base of the crag was freshly cut back on Jan 1st 2015.

Walk time: 
15 min
NZMS260: 
M36 883 348
Topo50: 
BX24 782 732
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
E
16
0
4X bolts
Gone
  Climb the left end of the formation from the small cave, staying right of the bolts all the way. A bit contrived, but to stay on route, don’t step left off the grey rock. Anchor chains well up behind pinnacle. Quake affected. Dangerous. 4 bolts

Neil Sloan '10

MTE
16
0
4X bolts
  Awkwardly up a crack, passing the block on it’s left side, then angle right into the corner with a bush. Anchor rings.

Neil Sloan '92

19
0
5X bolts
  Up the wall and tricky cobbled bulge left of Skylark. Crux finish out left on the rounded arete. Good climbing but keep your feet on the wall and left of Skylark.

Neil Sloan 13

S
17
0
4X bolts
  Groove/crack beginning on right side of the slab behind the shrub. Directly up the cobble corner.

Neil Sloan '92

N
18
0
4X bolts
  Start in the corner 3m R. Up and traverse left to clip the bolt, Up to the ledge. Move left and boldly climb the R side of the block (left of the bolts).From the top of the block step rightand head directly up the face and over the top to chain anchors on good holds.

Neil Sloan '92

FC
17
0
4X bolts
  Start as for Nettle. From the bottom of the right facing corner, swing up left and on to the ledge and then over right to the arête. Clip the last bolt and traverse right, over the arête onto the face to finish.

Neil Sloan '92

BOG
18
0
5X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  Two metres R, a thin crack runs up left into a corner. Bridge on up staying in the corner to the fourth bolt and then step right. Finish directly above the bolt.

Neil Sloan '92

CWP
16
0
5X bolts
  Twin cracks. A vague crack past three bolts then slightly right and back left to the fourth bolt. Up to the flaring groove and then finish left to the Skylark anchor chains. An alternate finish is to swing right up onto the rounded rib and then up to the Jellied Squeals anchor chains.

Neil Sloan '92

JS
19
0
4X bolts
  A metre right is an irregular crack leading up to a smooth scoop. Wrestle up into this scoop and exit left. Then head right to the anchor chains.

Neil Sloan '92

OUP
19
0
4X bolts
  Start three metres right behind a bush and move left to clip bolt. Then up the slabby wall past 3 more bolts and some tricky moves before moving right and exiting over the R arête. For a direct finish slap on up the face. (20)

Neil Sloan '92

17
0
3X bolts
  From start of OUP climb up onto easy ledge at right on black rock. Follow shallow corner at left staying right of red rock to a steep finish up to anchor chains.

Neil Sloan 12

17
0
3X bolts
  From the same easy ledge as Seeing Red, climb straight up a vague crack on black rock to the anchor.

Neil Sloan 12

15
0
4X bolts
  From belay bolt 3m right of GB, climb the wee pinnacle left of the wide crack. Grab the top of the pinnacle and swing over right to bridge up the corner. Dble chain anchor.

Neil Sloan 13

14
0
3X bolts
  Start at the HL belayer's bolt. Bridge up the wide crack before joining the finishing corner of HL and it's dble chain anchor

Neil Sloan 13

17
0
3X bolts
  Head up the wall right of LB's first bolt and into the scoop. Climb up out of the scoop, to the left initially, and reach good holds and the dble chain anchors. Stay out of LB's gully.

Neil Sloan 13

SO
15
0
4X bolts
  Along to the right past the black rock gully. The groove and crack on the left end of the next buttress. Double ring bolt anchor.

Neil Sloan '92

CYF
19
0
4X bolts
  From the single belayer's bolt, bridge up the left edge of the cave. Swing out right onto the block and continue up the wall right of the arête. An exciting finish on a small hold leads to jugs. Anchor to Double Ring bolts.

Neil Sloan '92

K3
17
0
4X bolts
  From right edge of the overhanging section, climb left treating rock with care. Traverse under small bulge and climb straight up crack/groove past the seat. Nice moves at top. Anchor chains.

Neil Sloan '92

PP
16
0
4X bolts
  Same start point as K3. Climb the right side of the rotten crack angling slightly left through the bulge. Climb up more easily and then angle right across the solid yellow rock to good holds. Anchor chains.

Neil Sloan '10

FB
18
0
Natural gear required
  This climb is on a small buttress right and above the main wall. From the base of the black crack, layback the arête until standing on it. Place the #4 friend and then move right onto face.

Neil Sloan '92

Attribution: 
The Crag was developed by Neil Sloan Information by Lindsay Main & Previously hosted on website by John Davis Additional corrections by Neil Sloan, 2011
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