Dan's Arch

(4 routes)

Dan’s Arch has three good routes. It is named for local climber Daniel Meecham, who died in 1995 in the Darran Mountains.

Altitude: 
5m
Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
North West
Walk time: 
5 min
Access: 

From the end of Whitireia Rd, walk for five minutes south on a rough track along the beach. This takes you right under the arch, in the second bay from the carpark.
It’s a further 20 minutes around the beach to reach the rest of the crag.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
1 Big Jobs 19 7m
0
wire representing trad
The thin crack on the right-hand face of the cave. Thin gear and a single belay bolt.
Jon Rosemergy, c1995
2 Gripper 18 7m
0
2bolts
An overhanging arete and face. The crux comes after the second bolt.
Jon Rosemergy, June 1995
3 He Only Wants Me For My Grigri 24 12m
1.02
3bolts
Technical and fingery face climbing off the small ledge. Tend left at the first bolt, back right at the second and slightly left and up at the third. Avoid using either arete. Double bolt belay.
Mark Watson, Jon Rosemergy, May 1995
4 He Only Wants Me For My Grigri#2 23 8m
0
3bolts
Start off the ledge right of H.O.W.M.F.M.G. Pull a hard move then cruise up and left, staying off the arete.
John Palmer 2014

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