ACCESS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ACCESS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEAccess to the Base From the car park stay on via right and stay on the old formed road (over-grown) down and to the east of castle rock. 500m on from a large slip look for a cairn and a rough but well marked climber’s track up the hill. This will get you to the left hand end of the Quiet Earth wall, Quiet Earth is 30m further right and ANZAC parade a further 40m up the hill. Access to the Top The track top of “Quiet Earth” wall is straight forward. To get to the top follow the public track to the look out. 5m from the top cut right and walk along the ridge. Drop down the first rock ridge/outcrop and climb over the second past an assortment of bolts. Just past this point tucked over the lip (and just out of sight) is the belay of ANZAC Parade. Abseils. You can rap down Anzac Parade in 3 raps. Alternatively locate the rap station 5m further along the ridge down a small gully. Extend the rope 5m to the edge then a 60m rap gets you to top of 2nd pitch of ANZAC another 60m will get you to the base. Quite Earth At the very end of the ridge is the belay of QE. From the belay lower off to the lip to a DB rap station. A 60m abseil gets you to the half height abseil station on a small busy ledge. (middle of pitch 3). From here a rope stretching 60m abseil gets you to the ground.
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|Quiet Earth||22 ,20 ,19 ,22 ,19||125m||
Decent. From the belay lower off to the lip to a DB rap station. A 60m abseil gets you to the half height abseil station on a small busy ledge. (middle of pitch 3). From here a rope stretching 60m abseil gets you to the ground. This is the easiest way to desend the quiet Earth wall.
FFA. Cliff Ellery and Jess Dobson, alternate leads 20/10/2013
|The Naughty Climb||18 ,16 ,21 ,16||110m||
Pitch 1 bolted by Chris Pitch 2 bolted by Phil Higgins and Cliff Ellery, Pitch 3 bolted by Cliff Ellery. Pitch 4 bolted and Climbed by Phil Higgins and Chris.
FAA Cliff Ellery & Jess Dobson, alternative Leads, 2013.
|ANZAC Parade||20 ,17 ,20 ,17||125m||
From the ground climb the slab to the right of the bush filled gully. Pick your way delicately up the wall. Move left at the 6th bolt, up low angle ramp then through steep ground above. Sling tree, then pull up on tree to belay stance.
Cliff Ellery, Rachael Mayne, Brian Mercer and Richard Knott. Anzac day 2012
Cliff Ellery - Freeclimb.co.nz