West Face

(4 routes)

A fine, slabby, sunny wall with an excellent panorama of the farmland and foothills below.

Type: 
Wall
Altitude: 
2500m
Aspect: 
West
Access: 

Access to bottom of West Face can be gained from the northern end of the crater and sidling west on scoria around Heberleys Ridge to the base of the cliff. It should be noted that summit groups sometimes throw rocks off without realising there may be people below. Shouting back usually works to stop the hail of stones.

Lat/Lon: 
-39.295915000000, 174.063606000000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Solitude 14 30m
0
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From above an outcrop of rock climb a deep vee and overhang at mid-height to top.
Ross Eden (solo), 07/04/2002.
Dittmar’s Drop 15 25m
0
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Climb the chimney to the top of Heberley’s Ridge.
Unknown c.1973
Original Route 15 25m
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From the Col between a buttress and the large central crack. The line goes straight up the wall on generally, good rock. Belay on any of the large rocks at the top.
Russell Braddock, Colin Wright, c.1976.
Ecole d’escalade 16 30m
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Take the cracks up the right edge of the wall.
Iain Young, Chris Prudden, Duncan Kemsley, 03/97.