Upper Pillars

(5 routes)

These are the short pillars that are dotted abut the top of the ridge on the north side. There are numerous projects in progress. Climbs are from left to right, with double ring or V chain anchors (unless stated otherwise in the route description).

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
North East
Walk time: 
30 min
Access: 

Access is generally from the top track and by taking a side track across to the ridge. Unfortunately viewing the routes from the top will make to hard to ascertain exactly where you are. Alternatively one of the multi-pitch routes can be climbed and another route in this area added as a bonus.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
GS Gorse Slab 13 30m
0
7bolts
Below the finish of Pioneer Ridge. Abseil to the base of the slab and climb back up, finishing on the right side of the eggshell to the Pioneer Ridge anchor.
Hugh Logan, 2019.
SB Split Buttress 17 25m
0
6bolts
From the lowest point of the slab climb towards the arete (crux); then easily to the top of the pillar.
Joe Arts, 2019.
SI Space Invader 21 28m
1.02
10bolts
A steepish start on heavily featured, funky rock, passing 4 bolts. This leads into the crux moves turning onto the slab. Continue up the easy slab, with spaced bolts to the top of the pillar, staying to the right of the arete to avoid hollow formations.
Doug Atkinson 2019
FOB FACE OF BO 19 17m
1.02
6bolts
Access is via a track down from the ridge - it's hidden along the base of the cliff on the left. The anchor is quite a ways along the top of the rock, so be careful setting up the abseil. There is a belay safety at the base. The climb starts up the right edge, past the first bolt. then traverses left onto the face clipping second. Straight up from here on very interesting holds, heading slightly left at the top, where a slab top-out invokes feelings of Castle hill.
Doug Atkinson 2019
CBO CLIMB WITH YOUR BOOTS ON 13 30m
0
9bolts
Head down the "Face of Bo" track and continue downhill to the left. There are 2 bolts with hangers here only - this requires an anchor to be set up. Abseil the climb and have a blast climbing out this fun slab route - will put a smile on your face. There's a belay anchor at the base.
Warrick Matheson 2019
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Comments

Bolt numbers on these routes are a guess, but should be close enough.