River Wall

(22 routes)

The farm gate 50m past Roadside is the jumping off point for most of Bayley’s Road. Park
without obstructing the gate and walk on in along the farm track. Riverwall is about 100 m
down river from the car park.

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
North
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Edgehog 22 12m
1.02
5bolts
The first impressive sharp arete on the upper tier. 5 bolts with hangers and a DBC belay.
Pete Swanson, Bryce Martin 30-12-93
Unknown route 18 15m
0
2bolts
2m right of the fence post. Climb the face past 2 bolts to a DBC belay.
Born to Fly 21 12m
0
5bolts
As Tony so articulately put it “Easy Climbing leads to ballsy finish , How’s your air pants. 5 bolts & DBC belay.
Tony Sargent 30-11-2002
Azure Pe’ 15 15m
0
4bolts
On the next buttress. This line survived more than 2 months after bolting before being led. DBC belay a few meters back from the top. [Pro 4 bolts]
Calvin Mora, Pete Swanson 17-7-93
Raw Bacon & Scotch 17 12m
0
4bolts
The second pitch of Azure Pe’. Four bolts & DBC belay.
Jessie Mc Keever 1-12-02
Prodigal Surfer 18 15m
0
8bolts
A really obvious buttress 8m right of Azure Pe’, finishing on a knob. The crux is at the top. DBC Belay [Pro 8 bolts]
Andrew Sussex, Harvey Duncan 3-4-93
Get Your Hands Off it Coates 18 10m
0
2bolts
The second pitch of Prodigal Surfer.
Tony Sargent
Broom Broom Mentality 18 10m
0
3bolts
Start up the middle of the face, then cross over to the buttress on the left. 3 naked bolts and DBC belay.
Bryce Martin, Pete Manning 30-12-93
Swansong 20 10m
1.02
4bolts
Petes’ last route before disappearing overseas. 4 bolts with hangers. DBC Belay.
Bryce Martin, Pete Swanson 30-12-93
Won’t Be Long 17 12m
0
4bolts
Climb the corner until the crack widens, then move onto the right wall. Follow a thin crack up and to the right to the belay ledge of 20/20. [Pro: 4 bolts]
Bryce Martin, Dave Garrity 27-2-93
20/20 20 20m
2.01
6bolts
5m right. Starts up a short, steep, overhanging wall Climb past the bolts to join a crack, and finish on a ledge complete with DBC belay. [Pro: 6 bolts]
Bryce Martin, Cliff Ellery 8-8-92
Recipe Man and the Industrial Opera 23 20m
2.01
6bolts
Immediately right of 20/20. A hard start followed by 6 bolts leads up to a DBC near the top.
Lydia Bradey Mar-93
Finger Lick’in Good 24 20m
2.01
wire representing trad
The very impressive over hanging corner. Hard climbing and a bold lead all on natural gear. The gear was pre placed on the first ascent.
Scott Mooney, John Jan-99
Blind as Bats 17 10m
0
3bolts
Climb straight up on good holds past 3 naked bolts to a TBC belay. Like 20/20 the name has nothing to do with vision!
Bryce Martin, Cliff Ellery, Dave Garrity 8-8-92
Rabid Stuffed Toys In Lycra 20 15m
0
5bolts
20m right is a sharp arete. On the face. With a name like that it deserves to be a classic. 5 bolts.
Simon Carr Oct-93
Attack of the Killer Oven Gloves 16 12m
0
2bolts
Personally I preferred Simons original name: Sex Slaves from Outer Space. 2 bolts. Move right at the top to the DBC belay of Sharp Arete.
Simon Carr Oct-93
Sharp Arete 19 12m
0
2bolts
Climb the sharp arete past 2 naked bolts to a DBC belay.
Bryce Martin, Dave Garrity 20-9-92
Stuffed Toys with Attitude 21 12m
0
3bolts
Overhanging wall with 3 bolts. Finish at the DBC belay of Sharp Arete. Simon Carr Apr-94
Overhanging wall with 3 bolts. Finish at the DBC belay of Sharp Arete. Simon Carr Apr-94
Cocoa Kid and the Black and Decker Wimp 16
0
3bolts
A short walk to the last outcrop on River Wall. Look for a two-tiered, square buttress. Climb the face in the middle of the buttress. 3 naked bolts and a DBC belay.
Andrew Sussex, Craig Stewart Jan-95
Totally Tuff 20 10m
0
3bolts
Climb the overhanging face. First bolt naked, the next two with hangers. Belay from a single naked bolt on the top of the column, and another on a block above. Walk off.
Andrew Sussex, Anne Hewlett-Sussex, Craig Stewart Jan-95
Kathmandu Kid 17 10m
0
3bolts
Originally called Petite Miam , but renamed after Andrew forgot what he called it. Climb the arete. 3 naked bolts. Belay as for Totally Tuff.
Andrew Sussex, Craig Stewart Jan-95
Bivouac Boy 15 10m
0
2bolts
Climb the face past 2 bolts. Belay as for Totally Tuff.
Craig Stewart, Andrew Sussex Jan-95