Robertson's Cove

(9 routes)

Just around Pt Robertson, north of Joyce Bay


To find Tunnel Cove and Robertson's Cove, you have 2 options.
1 from the north of Joyce's Bay scramble around the rocks and find a fisherman's track leading to Point Robertson.
2 Branching off this track up a gulley to the right is a rough track leading to Tunnel Cove (and also Goat Cove). From there you can scramble south to reach Robertson's Cove.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Keyboard 15
A face route on good jugs halfway between Tunnel and Robertson's Cove, exit on steep flax.
Paul Woperis (solo) '87
The Sun also Rises 19
Banana shaped wall gully and crack.
Rick Harding '87
The Flying Rat 15
takes TSAR gully to the overhang, traverse R 4m up a crack, R and up to the top.
Rick Harding '87
Glider 15
Wet chimney on R of cove then cracks on L wall.
Rick Harding '87
Rest Homes 16
10 m From the point just R of the diagonal descent from the Robertson's cove climbs is a 6m wall L side of the face, walk down and L 3m to the top of the V and climb up and L for the second pitch.
Rick Harding
Too Easy 10
Crack to the R.
Rick Harding
RNR 14
Wall on R
Rick Harding
Jack the Gripper 15
Last groove before the white wall.
Bruce White '92
Third Time Lucky 17
Steep grooves at the far R of the white wall.
Rick Harding


It seams to me like “Rest Holmes” and all the routes below are actually supposed to be on the “white Wall / Joyce bay wall”.

Be great to have some clarification on what is what on this wall. There are some great lines, description is wildly annoying.
I have put DDB at the top of the best routes so now you can have an enjoyable days climbing quality trad routes without the Flax basing and bollarding that used to be required.
Be great if someone can point the route names out on the photo above.