Misty Mountain Buttress

(3 routes)

The large buttress immediately left of the Bomb Bay Cliff and clearly visible from the descent gully from the Bomb Bay climbs. The rock is fairly low angled, and some is quite friable. Routes are described from left to right.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
1500m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
40 min
Lat/Lon: 
-39.150830200000, 175.606927870000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Pull Now 13 50m
0
wire representing trad
Starting near the left end of the crag, take the line of least resistance following cracks and blocks to the top. The name comes from the repeated call of one of the students on the first ascent.
Graeme Dingle, OPC students, 1974
2 Ray’s Misty Climb 18 50m
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wire representing trad
In the middle of the cliff is an obvious recess topped by an overhang. Climb up this and out left, before the overhang is reached, and move up a series of cracks to the top. Some quite tricky moves.
Ray Button, Graeme Dingle, 1976
3 Easy Day For A Hobbit 16 50m
0
wire representing trad
Start in the recess, just right of the previous route, but move out right onto the arête. Continue up the arête, over a series of overlaps which provide interesting moves, to the top.
Graeme Dingle, Ray Button, 1976