Honking the Witch

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
"The Wall That Time Forgot". At the far end of the Ravine, after the track rises to pass through a gate, walk down towards the large pine tree at the toe of the large wall ahead to the right. Cross the stream just before the tree and up the grass at the base of the wall. There are the following routes, and potential for more. Due to rope drag and stretch it is best that these routes are not done in one pitch. Named after a good luck ritual performed by Tauranga climbers heading to the Waikato, near a certain road junction.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11717m5No
 

Climb the central rounded groove-line to chains at a small ledge on the left.

21518m7No
 

Climb the bulging rock just left of the belay then up to another ledge. Move rightwards into the groove left of the prow. Climb this to chains on the right wall at the top (can lower from here). There is another set of chains on the block a few meters higher for a nice belay on top (abseil from here). From both higher sets of chains it is easy to return to the first belay chain. A 50m rope would be ok. A good introduction to multi-pitch climbing.

Grade: 
17 ,15
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
35m
Bolts: 
12
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Andrew Wilkinson, Dave Offner, Christian Richardson, Jan 2016
UUID: 
2e7d6f5f-f4cc-42ed-b69b-e248a1c41ad3