The Underdog

Type: 
Rock
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11945m20No
 

Keep walking to the centre of Cutting Crag and abseil from the ringbolts in the obvious notch immediately opposite Babewatch –

Outrageous! The star is for the atmosphere. Rap 45m to the grassy ramp, then climb back out on progressively steeper rock, following many bolts. A little natural gear (mid CD?) is optional near the start of the second pitch. An abseiler, lured by the shiny new ring bolts, fell and broke his back trying to negotiate the rubble between the starting ledge and the beach (his stranded partner was rescued by the Waitati Volunteer Fire Service engine ladder! It must have been low tide).

2190mNo
Grade: 
19,19
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
45m
Bolts: 
20
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Murray Judge, 1999.
Route Image: 
UUID: 
3ffa82a8-799d-41e2-bc96-d8d54e19cf70

Comments

This route is dangerous. A large block with a bolt runner has recently migrated to the beach, and at least one more is about to go the same way.