Te Punga

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
1
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12430m14No
 

My favourite and great on a winter afternoon or summer morning. Just right of the main arete at the bottom of the hill. Fantastic - A hard start followed by a techniques lesson right to the very finish. Very photogenic too. 14 bolts 1 pitch 25 meters. Personally, I cheat clip (aid climb) the second bolt to avoid hitting the rock close by on the ground.

22340m13No
 

Climb easy ground up the overhanging corner. Move onto the left wall and climb the crack and grove to the belay ledge of “Sleeping Boys”. Traverse right as for “The Links Effect” onto the ramp then climb the over-hanging head wall on the left. Climb past 4 bokts on head wall, crux between 3rd and 4th. Belay on large ledge system (Triple bolt belay). You may opt to break the pitch in two, to cut down on rope drag, recommended

32115m6No
 

Move right then blast through the roof moving back left up the steep ground above, Try the no feet hang with 75m of air, Outrageous. Easier finish to Triple bolt belay. All 3 pitch’s combined to make an endurance workout like no other.

Grade: 
24 ,23 ,21
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
85m
Bolts: 
33
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
21/Aug/11.
Cliff Ellery, Rachael Mayne & Jess Dobson 1/Jun/14.
1st Free ground up ascent – Cliff Ellery, Stephan Geissdoerfer alternate leads 29/Jul/14
UUID: 
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