South Buttress

(2 routes)

Climbing is not permitted on Pukepohatu Bald Rock. This information is provided as a record only.
This is the main face visible from the road.

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
South
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
South Face Route 20 A1, 40m
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At the left -hand side of the undercut base is a fist crack behind a tree. Climb the crack, move right around the overhang and up the crack to a sling belay on top of the large block.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
120A140mYes
 At the left -hand side of the undercut base is a fist crack behind a tree. Climb the crack, move right around the overhang and up the crack to a sling belay on top of the large block.
20mNo
 Climb to the overhang, avoiding the loose blocks, move right and up to gain the near horizontal crack. Free climb for two metres then aid on friends to the big flake. Layback around this to finish. Will be possible to free the second pitch, but to date hasn’t been done.
Alan Hill, Bernie Massey 1991
The Crack 20 25m
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Around the corner on the same wall is another prominent vertical fist crack. Strenuous.
Alan Hill, Bernie Massey 1991