Surf’s Up Wall

(9 routes)

The top most crag is Surf’s Up Wall at 1800m.
Grommet is the recommended descent route.

Type: 
Wall
Altitude: 
1800m
Lat/Lon: 
-39.290136000000, 174.075022000000
NZMS260: 
P20 028 122
Topo50: 
BJ29 927 505
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Rock Lobster 16 8m
0
wire representing trad
Lay away to start. The crux is one bouldery move. Follow crack, tending left over headwall block.
Dave Bolger, Glen Aspin, Chris Prudden, 21/11/98.
1 Banzai Pipeline 18 10m
0
wire representing trad
Climb greenish wall to right facing corner. Layback and bridge to top. Loose exit.
Iain Young, Ross Hoffman, 28/11/98.
2 Tsunami 15 12m
1.02
wire representing trad
Follow broken crack over a flake and right. Well protected.
Chris Prudden, Brian MacDonald, Dave Bolger, 21/11/98.
3 Rocket Fish 18 10m
0
wire representing trad
Dave Bolger, Chris Prudden, 24/03/01.
4 Endless Summer 18 10m
2.01
wire representing trad
The most obvious clean steep crack on the crag. Good jamming. The most obvious clean steep crack on the crag. Good jamming.
Dave Bolger, Chris Prudden, Glen Aspin, 21/11/98.
Crab Stance 17 10m
0
wire representing trad
Pull up on a slight flake, then follow thin crack in groove to overhang. Follow blocks to top.
Dave Bolger, J Richards, 30/09/98.
5 Larry’s Flake 15 10m
1.02
wire representing trad
Pull over large flake and follow crack. Move over bulge. Note the great finger pocket. Finish over headwall on the ‘monkey rings.’
Dave Bolger, J Richards, 30/09/98.
6 Better Than Fitz 17 10m
0
wire representing trad
Groove just left of highest steepest part of wall. Climb onto big block, move left up ramp to finger crack and pull over top.
Iain Young, Chris Prudden, 19/04/98.
7 Grommett 10 10m
0
wire representing trad
Fractured corner, move right over blocks. Descent route.
Chris Prudden, 19/04/98.