Bluff - Lookout Point

(17 routes)

Place info

Bluff - Lookout Point

(17 routes)

Lookout point Crag is the Southern most crag on the mainland. Easy to moderate grade climbing on Norite rock. Top bolt anchors for easy crack climbing for the beginner's and some moderate grade bolted routes.

  • South

    Aspect

  • 20

    Walk in

  • 25m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
South
Altitude: 
25m

Lookout point Crag is the Southern most crag on the mainland. Easy to moderate grade climbing on Norite rock. Top bolt anchors for easy crack climbing for the beginner's and some moderate grade bolted routes.

Access: 

Bluff Hill walking tracks head to Lookout point. From the Hill top to Lookout point 20 minutes 1.3km, from Sterling Point 40 minutes, 3km however walking home is a lot easier. When you get to the BBQ table head over the rock towards the sea. Take care. Abseiling from the top of the crag is almost as good as the walk down. The rock here is abrasive and can be sharp on new areas.

Walk time: 
20
NZMS260: 
E47 521 881
Topo50: 
CH10 423 260

Places

Actions
Face Matai Wall (9 routes)
Face Westie Wall (7 routes)
Crag Bivi Wall (1 route)

Comments

Comments

There are 3 short walls at Lookout point. Matai Wall is the main wall which is split by the chimney. There is some room for some short difficult climbs on the south-east side of the chimney. On the west side (left) of the chimney the climbs range from 12 to 18 metres. The easiest being a grade 19. The Chimney is big with only DBA and a crack for protection.
The 'Westie' wall is all easy trad which can also be top roped. This wall eats your trousers, nasty.
The Bivi wall is 20mtrs to the Southeast of the Matai wall. It would suit High Ball Bouldering except for the run-out. Only 1 climb there so far.

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