The Arches

(6 routes)

On the other side of the river and directly opposite Sunday Wall is The Arches.
There are at least 3 other bolted Massey routes here, done by some people from Massey who
didn’t give any route info. Under the arch, just left of Archery is the partial line of bolts
of an abandoned project, author unknown. On the other side of the gully, 7m up from
a boulder are two bolted routes, one up each side of an arete. Climb them as you find
them, as the info is not reliable.

Type: 
Wall
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Archery 22 15m
3
6bolts
Climb the backside of the big arch. Climb the RHS then traverse across the arch to top out on the LHS. 6 bolts and a DBC belay. Unique, strenuous and with good holds. A must do if you can.
Cliff Ellery, Kevin Barratt, Bryce Martin 22-2-98
Arch Rival 24 12m
1.02
6bolts
Climb the LHS in the corner of the backside of the big arch. Share the belay of Archery.
Cliff Ellery, Bryce Martin 8-3-98
Massey Route #1
0
Climb the LH side of the arete. A few bolts and a DBC belay.
Massey Route #2
0
Climb the RH side of the arete. A few more bolts and a DBC belay.
Massey Route #3
0
3bolts
10m further down the hill is another route on a scalloped outcrop. Climb the scalloped face. 3 bolts and a DBC belay.
Rough as Guts 19
0
4bolts
At the right hand end of the Massey Routes. Start at the left hand of the cave, climb pasy first bolt then climb head wall. DBC Belay (Pro 4 Bolts)
Jose Benshimol, Kerry Crawford, Jim Rogers 18.5.00