Air Traffic Control Tower

(4 routes)

Place info

Air Traffic Control Tower

(4 routes)

A tasty little gem hidden amongst the bush with awesome steep, juggy climbing. (about 10 metres high) a few hundred metres up the Punakaiki Valley Road of immaculate compact limestone complete with sheltered grassy belay ledge. It has a northwesterly aspect for warm, sunny climbing. The crag was discovered in 2008 by Jack Grinsted and Lindsay Main.

  • North West

    Aspect

  • 30m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North West
Altitude: 
30m

A tasty little gem hidden amongst the bush with awesome steep, juggy climbing. (about 10 metres high) a few hundred metres up the Punakaiki Valley Road of immaculate compact limestone complete with sheltered grassy belay ledge. It has a northwesterly aspect for warm, sunny climbing. The crag was discovered in 2008 by Jack Grinsted and Lindsay Main.

Access: 

Park at an obvious turnout about 50 metres from the crag, and follow the track through the bush.

NZMS260: 
K30 724 964
Topo50: 
BS19 624 348
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
22
0
  Follows the weakness on the left side of the wall.

Jack Grinsted, 2008.

2
25
1.02
  Get established on the flowstone; then make the hard moves through the bulge and finish at the Flight Control belay . .

Josh Hudson, Jack Grinsted, 2011

3
19
0
  Climb the overhanging wall on substantial holds to the horizontal break, where the character of the climb suddenly changes, with crimpy moves on the finish.

Jack Grinsted, 2008.

4
17
2.01
  Reachy moves on big holds up the lower steep section of the route, after which it changes to a more delicate style on small holds.

Lindsay Main, 2008.

Attribution: 
Jack Grinsted and Lindsay Main. Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood, http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/
This place appears in: 
Paparoa Climbs - Bullock Creek
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