Te Tuhi Point Crag

(3 routes)


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Walking or Mountain bike): - From Kinloch take the w2k Mountain bike track
past K2. At the top of the hill you will get to the outer peninsular loop and
“Kinloch look out” track. Take this track and follow it down into the saddle
then out onto the outer peninsular. After 30min to 40min you’ll get to a view
point looking out over the western bays. Back track about 200m then take a
rough track out towards the lake and to the top of the Saddle Sore bluff.
Abseil off trees down Saddle Sore or the chimney of Mountain Bike
By boat - Head out into the bay, about 5 km, then crash up through the bush
to the base of Pines and Neddles.

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Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Mountain Bike Madness 12 30m
wire representing trad
Scramble up gully on left side of buttress. Then up the chimney till you pop out onto a ledge 10m from the top. Bridge up corner above chimney to the top (some loose rock).
Cliff Ellery Solo 2-Jan-09
Saddle Sore 20 30m
wire representing trad
The obvious splitter hand crack in the middle of the buttress. Climbed “on site” this is one of the best crack lines in the N.I. Traverse into the crack from the ledge out right (Direct start though roof has yet to be done). Climb to ledge then up the steep crack line above. Belay off trees.
Cliff Ellery, Richard Knott 7- Jan-09
Pines and Needles 14 20m
wire representing trad
From the base of “Saddle Sore” either scramble down ledge system to the right or abseil down to lower tier. Climb the obvious wide corner system at the right hand end of the cliff. From the top of the corner cross the pine needle covered ledge then up the small head wall to the top. Trad Belay.
Richard Knott, Cliff Ellery 7-Jan-09