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.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
1550m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
10 mins
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.

Lat/Lon: 
-39.274762000000, 175.617387000000
NZMS260: 
T20 358 111
Topo50: 
BJ34 258 495
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
SL Snakes and Ladders 15 20m
0
wire representing trad
Directly above the waterfall
Richard Knott,
LD Little Dora 17 8m
0
wire representing trad
Cute little trad route with good gear. Shared double bolt anchor on the top of the platform.
Wim Coosemans,
HP Hot Potato 21 8m
2.01
2bolts
Very short and bouldery sequence, something different, well worth doing. Shared anchor on the top of the platform.
Wim Coosemans, 7 Apr 2018
DB Dustbowl 17 14m
0
1bolts wire representing trad
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,
ER Eureka 17 14m
0
4bolts
Start in the overhang just left of Betelgeuse, then transfer left across the arete into jugs past 4 bolts to the anchor.
Jon Graham,
BG Betelgeuse 22 13m
1.02
4bolts
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 Meissa 16 13m
0
wire representing trad
The corner right of Betelgeuse. Shared anchor
Wim Coosemans, 7 Apr 2018
X Project 20m
0
Project, unfinished, loose rock near the top.
BB Blind Mans Bluff 12 20m
0
wire representing trad
The slabs, has a walk of ledge 3/4 of the way up
Jenny Cossey,