Place info

Knee Cow Wall

(3 routes)

The distinct left-hand aréte a short distance downstream from the Ocean Wall. Steep lower wall, mostly excellent hard rock with some bands of loose/weak rock. Named for several large Nikau palms which shade the base of the cliff. Helmets strongly recommended.

  • North

    Aspect

  • 1

    Walk in

  • 25m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North
Altitude: 
25m

The distinct left-hand aréte a short distance downstream from the Ocean Wall. Steep lower wall, mostly excellent hard rock with some bands of loose/weak rock. Named for several large Nikau palms which shade the base of the cliff. Helmets strongly recommended.

Access: 

Track up to the crag is flagged and cut from the right hand end of the swampy area below the Ocean Wall.

Walk time: 
1
NZMS260: 
K30 726 964
Topo50: 
BS19 626 348
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
20
1.02
20m
7X bolts
  This route tends left through the overhanging lower section, around the corner and up the left side of the aréte. Look out for sneaky bolts. Bolted by Neil Silverwood.

Jason BlairJack Grinsted

2
22
1.02
22m
8X bolts
  Shares first bolt with Elbow Sheep, then heads right up the steeper part of the face. Meanders a little, especially above the bulge where the rock deteriorates. DBA.

Jason Blair

23
1.02
20m
8X bolts
 

Clip the first bolt then step off the ledge onto the climb. Make a few tricky moves on the orange face, then crank through the sustained overhang. Right hand route of the crag.

Conor Smith, Jack Grinsted Feb 2015

Attribution: 
Jason Blair, Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood, http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/
This place appears in: 
Paparoa Climbs - Bullock Creek
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