Place info

Weka Wall

(7 routes)

Weka Wall is a very accessible, bolted crag very close to the Punakaiki River bridge. Climbs are between 8m and 18m high. All climbs have anchor bolts. The crag was developed by Neil Silverwood and Heidi Godfrey in September 2009.

  • North

    Aspect

  • 2min

    Walk in

  • 20m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North
Altitude: 
20m

Weka Wall is a very accessible, bolted crag very close to the Punakaiki River bridge. Climbs are between 8m and 18m high. All climbs have anchor bolts. The crag was developed by Neil Silverwood and Heidi Godfrey in September 2009.

Access: 

At the Punakaiki river bridge turn left onto gravel road, open gate next to cattle yards, shut gate, drive 200m and Weka Wall is located on your right.

ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPING IS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY/FARM LAND.

Access to climbing relies on this being adhered to!!
Weka Wall’s first few routes were developed during a rainy spell and remained dry the whole time. 10-20m upstream of WW is a small resurgence, this water is part of the Punakaiki town water supply so please do not toilet within 100m either side or contaminate this water. Weka Wall is also home to Weka and Pukeko, please do not feed the birds. Any queries, feedback contact Neil Silverwood neilsilverwood@hotmail.com or Heidi Godfrey heidi_godfrey@yahoo.co.nz. It is highly recommended to wear a helmet at the base of the crag.

Walk time: 
2min
NZMS260: 
K30 721 966
Topo50: 
BS19 621 349
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
NH
21
0
18m
6X bolts
  Straightforward apart from the roof near the top.

Neil Silverwood, 2009

VS
16
0
18m
6X bolts
  Hands down best climb on the wall. If only Silverwood could put up a route this good.

Heidi Godfrey, 2009.

Eh
15
0
10m
3X bolts
  A good starting point for those new to the vertical hobby

Heidi Godfrey, 2009.

Mx
16
0
10m
5X bolts
  Absolute bananas.

Neil Silverwood, 2009.

WW
15
0
10m
4X bolts
  Missing hangers at the moment?

Heidi Godfrey, 2009.

Hl
16
0
10m
3X bolts
  Bit of a tricky start but turns into a delightful little number.

Neil Silverwood, 2009.

Gl
13
0
8m
4X bolts
  Something to do when you've done the rest.

Neil Silverwood, 2009.

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Paparoa Climbs - Bullock Creek

Comments

Comments

Weka Watch has all its hangers.
Max has only one hanger so far, but does have another 3 bolts ready to go, the lowest (fifth?) bolt is flush with the face (unless there is a fifth bolt out of sight somewhere near the top).
That this wall "remained dry" whilst being bolted is not to say that it is always dry... it certainly wasn't today ;-)
Description for Hansel seems more apt for Weka Watch. I couldn't send the first move on Weka Watch at all, in fact I had to move to 'Hansel' to get a start and then step back over onto Weka Watch.
Great spot tho! 15 June 2016

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