Hold On to Your Face Wall

(19 routes)

This wall is on the right of the gully which leads to the top of Main Cliff. The wall holds the highest concentration of hard routes at Froggatt and it is a safe bet you’ll find some Auckland hotshots lurking around here at the weekend.

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Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
E-Grade Get a Real Grading System 15 10m
0
4bolts
Done by some visiting pomy climbers. Climb the slab just less then vertical.
Sarah Massey, Adrian Jones 1998.
Shane In the Red Balloon 18 15m
0
4bolts
Steep Slab. A tricky move to begin with, followed by pleasant climbing
Direct Action 25 15m
0
4bolts
Climb the face to the steep slab. A hard under-cling followed by some difficult moves leads to easier climbing higher up.
Vroom Vroom Mentality 26 15m
1.02
4bolts
A very difficult move near the base is followed by more technical climbing. Another difficult section through the small overhang then straight up to the DRB belay
Ton Snelder, 1992.
Going Ballistic 27 20m
0
4bolts
Climb straight up the steep face just left of the corner crack.
Hungover 20 15m
1.02
wire representing trad
Climb the steep left-facing corner and crack by back and foot. The crux is staying close enough to the crack to place gear (mid-size CDs and wires).
Bryce Martin, Pete Manning, Simon Carr, 25 January 1993
The Lights Are On But Nobody’s Home 27 20m
0
5bolts
Climbs the right hand face of Hangover. Even though well within reach don’t use the crack or opposing wall. A classic case of a contrived sports route pissing all over a natural line.
Richard Bull
Maddog Wine 29 17m
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5bolts
This, the original project line, now shares a start with the next two routes. Once on the ledge trend slightly left up the steep all to the anchor. The hardest of the explored variations. Some say it's 30.
Holger Moeller, 2003
Built to Last 29 20m
0
6bolts
Climb the over hanging wall on very small holds to the sloping ledge at half height. From here the route joins the line of Double Leaning Jowler climbing directly up the head wall above.
Facial Reconstruction 28 17m
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5bolts
The third of the three routes from the glued-up start. This is the easiest of the three but was first done 12 years after Built To Last, suggesting that it has more value as a mileage link-up than a quality line in itself. From the ledge, pop around the arete and finish up the Hold Onto Your Face finish.
James Field-Mitchell, 2011
Double Leaning Jowler 28 20m
1.02
7bolts
The next 4 routes all shares the same start up the leaning crack.
Ton Snelder
Hold On to Your Face 26 20m
2.01
6bolts
Layback up the curving crack then traverse left at the top onto the face. Continue up and left, climbing the face just right of the arete.
Luke Newnham,7-12-92.
Lanky 25 15m
0
6bolts
Starts as for Hold On to Your Face, but at the third bolt climb straight up the face.
Higher Animals 20 15m
0
6bolts
As for the above 2 routes layback up the curving crack then mantel onto the ledge above (crux) continue straight up the head wall above keeping just left of the arete.
Luke Newnham, Bryce Martin, 16-12-90.
Jim Bulger 20 15m
0
4bolts
3m left of the crack
Luke Newnham, Bryce Martin.
Down & Out 20 15m
0
5bolts
Climb to the first bolt of Jim Bulger, then step right. Continue to move right especially at the last bolt.
Bryce Martin, Cliff Ellery 24-4-99
A Blast From The Past 16 15m
0
wire representing trad
10 m to the right is a large left facing corner, with a couple of trad climbs. The large crack system on the left wall.
Bryce Martin Dave Garrity 1-1-99 .
Reminiscing 23 10m
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wire representing trad
Starts in the corner. The start moves are the crux and are before you can place any gear. Once you have reached the crack, the climbing eases off. (DRB belay, Pro: CD, W)
Bryce Martin 2-10-1998.
Guba 22 10m
0
4bolts
The short face just to the right of Reminiscing. Starts in the corner then veers right then up the face above.
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