CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - see access notes.
The crag formerly known as the Mt Eden Quarry, and the birthplace of hard urban climbing in New Zealand. Once a prison quarry, the Auckland Grammar School Rockwall comprises two main cliffs: the Long Side, with routes of about 15 to 20 metres in height, and the Short Side, with routes of up to 10 metres.
The Long Side comes into its own for climbers competent at around grade 18 and above. The Short Side is generally more suitable for learners, with shorter climbs and lower grades. The rock is fine-grained columnar basalt from the Mt Eden lava flow.
Both the long side and short side are CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. NZAC Auckland section is working with the school to reach a solution. Please DO NOT CLIMB OR BOULDER at the long side or short side.
The original 'Quarry Climbs' guide was written by Michael Welson, Richard Thomson and Rick McGregor. For this 2010 revised edition, special thanks are due to contributors Tony Ward-Holmes, Peter Cammell and Charlie Creese.