Dimrill Stairs

(2 routes)

Above the large prominent waterfall near the upper ski tow. For rock routes see climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro/tūkino-crags/dimrill-stairs.

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Altitude: 
1750m
Aspect: 
East
Walk time: 
10-15 min
Access: 

From TASC Lodge, scramble up to ski field upper tow shed building and sidle to the waterfall.

Lat/Lon: 
-39.276460890000, 175.608400810000
NZMS260: 
T20 351 110
Topo50: 
BJ34 250 493
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Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Icy Stairs - Left WI2 40m
0
Climb the ice to the left of the stream. Steep finish on free standing icicle. Best tackled early in season before snow accumulates
has been climbed - unknown
Icy Stairs - Right WI2 40m
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Right side of waterfall. Best climbed early in season before snow accumulates. Takes steep corner on top section of falls.
Has been climbed - unknown
UUID: 
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Comments

This area is called "Dimrill Stairs", as it reminds one of the place of the same name in "Lord of the Rings" There is a pair of pleasant cascading waterfalls.
The rock is low angle and ideal for easy leads. Routes are generally on the northern side of the waterfall. But there is room for short overhanging routes beside the waterfall. There is a 10m cave on the southern side of the waterfall, and ideal place for children to play.