Crocodile Tier

(9 routes)

From the top of Eiger Wedge, this crag extends across the slopes above the Little Eiger and joins with the Eiger Wall above Dirty Mary.

Top Tier, Ice Climbing.
Above the Organ Pipes is a cliff offering excellent routes which are in condition for a large part of the winter.

Type: 
Wall
Altitude: 
1550m
Aspect: 
North East
Lat/Lon: 
-39.294853000000, 174.082317000000
NZMS260: 
P20 034 117
Topo50: 
BJ29 933 499
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Bear 15 15m
2.01
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Start at the eastern most point, which is coincidentally the lowest point, of the crag and climb to a ledge at one third height. Step over the small overhang onto the face of a large block pinnacle and climb the bolted edge to the top. From a distance the pinnacle resembles a bear standing on hind legs—well, so they say…
Kevin Conaglen, Ross Eden, 08/12/97.
2 Wolf 18 10m
0
wire representing trad
Nice clean climbing on the arête right of Bear. Limited pro.
Dave Bolger, Glen Aspin, 26/01/99.
3 Pollinated Pencil 17 12m
0
wire representing trad
To the right of Wolf, follow the clean slab to a clean crack with excellent protection. After the crack head slightly left. Nice easy climbing in the sun.
Dave Bolger, Lee Drew, Glen Aspin, 02/00.
4 Moss Chopper 14 20m
0
wire representing trad
Ten metres right of Bear, climb the crack through the overhang and out onto an arête.
Dave Bolger, Glen Aspin, Kevin Conaglen, 22/02/99.
5 Knock the Block 13 15m
0
wire representing trad
Right of Moss Chopper. Start on clean rock, then move right on easy ground.
Dave Bolger, Lee Drew, 01/03.
6 Hummingbird 17 20m
0
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At mid-point along the crag a small ridge descends to the top of the Little Eiger. Immediately left of this point is the start of the climb. Once over the overhang, follow the ledge until it steepens, then climb the left face to the highest point of the crag.
Ross Eden, Kevin Conaglen, 08/12/97.
Chocolate Fish 15 11m
0
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Extreme right of Hummingbird. Start on small smooth slab, climb up and left of main overhang. Step right and move on to top.
Ross Hoffman, Glen Aspin, Dave Bolger, 26/04/98.
I’m Back, I’m Back, I’m Here to Climb WI3
0
Climb the steepest highest part of the Top Tier crag near the southern end and follow the arete to an overhang near the top. Climb left around the bulge to top out onto Pleasant Valley.
Corner Dilemma WI3
0
The northern corner via a steep narrow couloir which tends right. Straightforward climbing but a little cramped. Once on a ledge climb the face above and to the left.