Roxburgh Dam

(5 routes)

Place info

Roxburgh Dam

(5 routes)

Interesting climbing in an attractive location – if you don’t mind a large dam in the back drop.
The climbs all face west and catch full afternoon sun. Rock is solid and grippy if a bit lichen covered (mainly the climbs on the right side) but well protected with generally closely spaced bolts. John Hammond and Russell Braddock put up all the climbs in 2009-11. John is yet to name the climbs.

  • North West

    Aspect

  • 2

    Walk in

  • 100m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North West
Altitude: 
100m

Interesting climbing in an attractive location – if you don’t mind a large dam in the back drop.
The climbs all face west and catch full afternoon sun. Rock is solid and grippy if a bit lichen covered (mainly the climbs on the right side) but well protected with generally closely spaced bolts. John Hammond and Russell Braddock put up all the climbs in 2009-11. John is yet to name the climbs.

Access: 

From Roxburgh drive north 7km and after passing the turnoff into Lake Roxburgh Village, take the turn off to the dam and bike tracks on the right. From Alexandra it is 30km south to the dam turnoff.
Cross the dam and drive half a kilometre down river to a car park and sign board on the right.
Cross the road from the car park and follow the Centennial Track 100m, past a large over hang and a steep black wall, until the track bends uphill slightly.

Walk time: 
2
NZMS260: 
G43 223 188
Topo50: 
CD13 124570
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
13
0
16m
9X bolts
  Left most route. Start by angling left above two kanuka, up steepening and continue up near left edge of the slab. DBA.

John Hammond 2011

13
0
16m
9X bolts
  Shares first bolt of Route 1, then straight up middle of slab. DBA.

John Hammond 2011

14
0
14m
8X bolts
  Start on raised platform right of the kanuka. A steeper start up cracks leads to slabby climbing up the right edge of the face. DBA.

John Hammond 2011

15
0
26m
10X bolts
  From the base of the pillar giving access onto the face, straight up through a lower overlap with the crux met in the overlap near the top. Rope rub may make it prudent to abseil off these last two routes. DBA.

Russell Braddock / John Hammond 2009

16
0
26m
10X bolts
  Same start as Route 4 but step right onto the arête and climb the lower overlap near the edge. The crux lies in climbing the short wall near the top. A bit lichenous but it does not detract from a fun route. The abseil will leave you free hanging in a couple of places. DBA.

Russell Braddock / John Hammond 2009

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