Budda Wall

(4 routes)


On the same buttress as Kookmeyer but facing north. About 10 meters up on the path at a little rocky step, look right and you'll see a rap station. This is the top of Ganesh. There's an extra bolt on the left bank to help give you strength to get to the rap station if you don't fancy leaning out. It's a 70 odd metre drop if you slip. All climbs have rap stations of 2 or more rings.


To get to Kookmeyers take the main track to the summit, at the point the main track meets the saddle between the two rock outcrops. Take the left fork. Follow rough truck along ridge, as you approach the summit, the Budda Wall is on your right Kooymeyer is on the left and the Northern face is out front.
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6 Ganesh 17 50m
A bulgy slab a style quite unique to castle rock., Can be done as one long pitch or broken in the middle by rigging a belay up on two bolts. Abseil into double bolt belay, pull you ropes and enjoy, about 15 bolts (count them on the way down).
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7 Reclining Budda 22 ,19 ,19 75m
On the very summit of the pinnacle tucked down on the east side is the Top Belay Staurion for the following 2 lines. Either abseil in making sure you extend your rope to the edge. A 50m followed by a 30m rap will get you to the base. Alternately take the rough climbers track down the bushy gut between the 2 main pinnacles or bush bash your way around from the base of Sleeping Boys.
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Climb up slab to roof then climb through roof and climb head wall to belay.


Tending right climb slab to DBC belay.


Looks can be deceiving, difficult moves off the belay ledge then up through small roof to the DBC belay.

Slinky Malinky 19 ,21 ,19 80m
Now equipped with new bling plus a good clean Slinky Malinky is now a great 3 pitch line well worth the effort
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A slab climbers dream. Clip the bolt then traverse out right then up to the 2nd bolt all on small holds (crux). Steady slab climbing up the wall get you to the triple bolt belay.


A steep powerful start sequence up to the 3rd bolt (crux) is followed by 35m of delightful, thought provoking slab climbing. Double bolt belay


Another steep start off the belay ledge gets you on the head wall. Climb the wall and right arte to the bushy ledge just below the belay. Move right around the corner and scramble up the wall to the belay.

1st Pitch: Cliff Ellery, Jess Dobson & Rachael Mayne - April 2014
1 McBirney-Gillman Direct 15 20m
Accessible by rapping in from the summit. (30m): 2 ropes needed. Start by rapping in from the 3 bolts on the far end/middle of the left summit to the top of the climb. You could walk down there - staying right, but tripping up would mean goodbye cruel world. As you look at the ocean, stay on the right side of the arete for the abseil. If you see a hanger and ring far down to the left (as you look at the sea)- don't go there. You'll see the top of the climb 10m down - 2 ring bolts. Change your rope to these top anchors then go about 20 meters to the belay station situated on a small ledge part way up the cliff. You really need to know what you are doing for this one. Don't send beginners down just because they're doing that grade. Tie a knot in the end of the rope please and bring.


Updated Buda wall Topo