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Machu Picchu

(3 routes)

Machu Picchu is arguably the best crag in Bullock Creek if you are the type of person that: • enjoys easy-moderate multi-pitch climbing on naturally clean rock • likes watching the sunset over the ocean from a kushy ledge after your climb • can't stand climbing on the same type of rock for two pitches in a row • wants a steep and gnarly approach through some fine west coast bush

  • North East

    Aspect

  • 30 mins

    Walk in

  • 100m

    Altitude

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
North East
Altitude: 
100m

Machu Picchu is arguably the best crag in Bullock Creek if you are the type of person that: • enjoys easy-moderate multi-pitch climbing on naturally clean rock • likes watching the sunset over the ocean from a kushy ledge after your climb • can't stand climbing on the same type of rock for two pitches in a row • wants a steep and gnarly approach through some fine west coast bush

Access: 

: Drive up Bullock Creek Road and park at a small grassy parking spot on the right-hand side with a large log (1.8km from SH6). Walk back down the road 10m and take a steep gravel bank down to the creek. Cross using a rock bridge and follow the flagging tape through thick bush up a steep and sometimes slippery track to the base of the cliffs. Climbs are accessed via a short handline onto a ledge located 30m right of where the trail meets the rock.

Walk time: 
30 mins
NZMS260: 
K30 747 990
Topo50: 
BS19 648 374
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
18
1.02
15m
5X bolts
  Starts on a low angled slab and ascends the arete above.

Aaron Gillespie

2
16 ,16 ,18
1.02
54m
21X bolts
 
  1. Climb up the middle of the main face to a DBA beneath a large roof.
  2. From the DBA traverse left to the Arete. Then up right to a 2nd DBA.
  3. This pitch was added 5 years after the lower two. Climb right of the DBA. Clip 3 bolts and reach for a jug out right. Follow the line of bolts through super featured rock to an atmospheric belay station. Wild.

Neil Silverwood, 2009

3
20 ,
1.02
30m
10X bolts
 
  1. Climb up the right hand side of the lower face. Step onto the super exposed wall above a square cut roof. Climb through the crux low down on the wavy wall. Shares a DBA with the second pitch of Sweet Jane.
  2. Closed project.

Neil Silverwood, 2014 Neil Warrington, 2014

Attribution: 
Neil Silverwood, Jack Grinstead, Lindsay Main. Additional information added from the pdf by Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood. http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/
This place appears in: 
Paparoa Climbs - Bullock Creek

Comments

Comments

Track remarked and trimmed - June 2014

The 2nd DBA on Sweet Jane do not seem safe at the moment, the bolts could be wiggled within the rock. May be worth redoing?

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