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Armchair Theatre

Type
Altitude
1350m
Part of

From Mangatepopo Hut, this small crag can be seen on the crest of the ridge leading to Tongariro. The cliff was discovered and developed by Ray Button around 1980–81. No climb is longer than 10m, but it is a good venue for easy natural pro routes.

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Walktime
40 min
Aspect
South West
Lat/lon
POINT (175.60319424 -39.1401797)
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BH34 250 644
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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
1 1Piker, 8 8 10m
0

  • P1
  • 8
  • 10m
  • Trad

A series of blocks and cracks is climbed to the top.


2 2The Gallery, 8 8 10m
0

  • P1
  • 8
  • 10m
  • Trad

Follow the small buttress consisting of two blocks which joins Piker at the top.


3 3Hangman, 14 14 10m
0

  • P1
  • 14
  • 10m
  • Trad

Up to the left end of the small overhang, then diagonally left up a thin crack.


4 4The Gallows, 15 15 10m
1.02

  • P1
  • 15
  • 10m
  • Trad

An excellent route with good protection. The direct line through the overhang.


5 5The Fly, 10 10 10m
0

  • P1
  • 10
  • 10m
  • Trad

A rising traverse to the right, to join the obvious ramp leading up left to the top.


6 6Fly Direct, 12 12 10m
0

  • P1
  • 12
  • 10m
  • Trad

Start as for The Fly, but climb direct to the ramp via a small corner.


7 7Cleavage, 14 14 10m
0

  • P1
  • 14
  • 10m
  • Trad

Climb the short crack in the corner.


8 8Reach For the Sky, 13 13 10m
0

  • P1
  • 13
  • 10m
  • Trad

An obvious blocky buttress is climbed straight up a small wall to the top.


9 9Orangoutang, 14 14 10m
0

  • P1
  • 14
  • 10m
  • Trad

Climb a small overhang then finish as for Reach For the Sky.


10 10Blindman’s Bluff, 8 8 10m
0

  • P1
  • 8
  • 10m
  • Trad

Around the corner to the right, an obvious line to a large ledge and then the top.


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