Whales Back

(14 routes)

One of the more pleasant walls at Baring Head for easier climbs. The aspect is sunny, the rock is nice and there is a good variety of short and long climbs.

Altitude: 
3m
Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
West
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
A Left Traverse VM
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An interesting long traverse. The crux is getting through the initial scoop. You can make it easier or harder depending on where you draw the upper line.
1 Unnamed VE
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Climb smooth rock just left of the alcove, then over the bulge at the top.
2 Unnamed VE
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A big flake leads to the ledge, followed by committing moves over a bulge.
3 Unnamed VE
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The vague groove.
4 Unnamed VE
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Climb directly up the middle of the wall.
5 Unnamed VM
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Follow the wide crack. Steep climbing on large but sloping holds.
6 Unnamed VE
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A variety of starts gain the diagonal ledge leading to the top.
7 Unnamed VE
1.02
Delightful. A good flake and line of jugs just right of the ramp.
8 Unnamed VE
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A short bulge leads to easier climbing.
9 Unnamed VE
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A tricky start leads to easier climbing.
10 Unnamed VE
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Straight up just left of the blunt arete. A tricky move at half height.
11 Unnamed V0
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The smooth face just right of the arete. Do not use holds left of the arete.
12 Unnamed VM
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Difficult moves over the smooth bulge relent higher up.
13 Right Arete VE
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A crack leads through the bulge and on to the arete.

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