Place info

Child's Play

(9 routes)

Sunny North facing crag offering a mix of trad and sports routes on mostly good rock, next to the Mangatoetoenui stream close to the alpine hut.

  • North

    Aspect

  • 10 mins

    Walk in

  • 1550m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North
Altitude: 
1550m

Sunny North facing crag offering a mix of trad and sports routes on mostly good rock, next to the Mangatoetoenui stream close to the alpine hut.

Access: 

From the TASC lodge, follow the access road to the DAC hut (the lowest lodge). Then follow the ridge that forms North/East of the hut. Stay on the right side of this ridge going down, until you hit a small access track on the right side of the rocks leading to the river (see image). Once down, follow the river upstream for 50m.
This is also the fastest way from the hut to the Leonard Cohen Memorial Buttress, further North.

Walk time: 
10 mins
NZMS260: 
T20 358 111
Topo50: 
BJ34 258 495
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
SL
15
0
20m
Natural gear required
  Directly above the waterfall

Richard Knott, Jenny Cossey, 6 Feb 2018

LD
17
0
8m
Natural gear required
  Cute little trad route with good gear. Shared double bolt anchor on the top of the platform.

Wim Coosemans, Jon Graham, 7 Apr 2018

HP
21
2.01
8m
2X bolts
  Very short and bouldery sequence, something different, well worth doing. Shared anchor on the top of the platform.

Wim Coosemans, 7 Apr 2018

DB
17
0
14m
1X bolts
Natural gear required
  Follow the features diagonally past 1 bolt into the bowl, then bridge your way up. Good nr 2 cam placement halfway. Find the big bollard on the platform straight up, or finish right on the anchor of Eureka

Wim Coosemans, Jon Graham, 7 Apr 2018

ER
17
0
14m
4X bolts
  Start in the overhang just left of Betelgeuse, then transfer left across the arete into jugs past 4 bolts to the anchor.

Jon Graham, Wim Coosemans, 7 Apr 2017

BG
22
1.02
13m
4X bolts
  The overhang, first climbed under a starry night. Good rest halfway, crux at the 4th bolt. The corner/sidewall are out. Double bolt anchor

Wim Coosemans, 7 Apr 2018

ME
16
0
13m
Natural gear required
  The corner right of Betelgeuse. Shared anchor

Wim Coosemans, 7 Apr 2018

X
0
20m
  Project, unfinished, loose rock near the top.
BB
12
0
20m
Natural gear required
  The slabs, has a walk of ledge 3/4 of the way up

Jenny Cossey, Richard Knott, 6 Feb 2018

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