Dimrill Stairs

(6 routes)

Above the large prominent waterfall near the upper ski tow. Rock routes developed during the NZAC Summer Climbing Camp 2015.

Walk time: 
10-15 min

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

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Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Dimrill Stairs 16 15m
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From the flat area at the bottom of the upper cascade, cross the stream to the northern side. Belay. Step up and traverse into the corner system before heading straight up. Rock solid. Protection good. Good belay bollard at the top.
Don French, Jozef Crosland, January 2015
Waterfall Route 2.0 12 40m
wire representing trad
Two metres right of the waterfall. Good climbing on solid rock all the way.
David Garrity, Ellen Garrity, Francis Garrity, 4 January 2015
Waterfall Route 6.0 12 30m
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Six to eight metres north of the waterfall. Climb good rock steepening near the top. Good anchors.
Phillip Garritty, Ellen Garrity, Francis Garrity, 4 January 2015
Lava Cave 2 10m
wire representing trad
Caving! Lava Cave just south of the Dimrill Stairs waterfall. It's more obvious when you get closer to it. It is basically a crawl. Exits at the base of the top cascade. It would be fun to come out of the cave and climb the overhang above. Not really climbing, but it is a fun adventure for the junior support team. (It has another historical name – to be added.)
New Friends 15 15m
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About 30ms north of Dimrill Stairs waterfalls. Step up left onto flat ledge, then climb the corner to the top of the bluff. Rock good, protection good. Belay on good bollards at top.
Don French, Natasha Robinson, 5 January 2015
The Ozzie Sheila Rocker 16 15m
wire representing trad 2
Steep little corner 15m right of "New Friends". Steep ground. Solid rock, good placements.
Nic Allen, Natasha Robinson, 3 January 2015