The Slab

(8 routes)

This is the small amphitheater below the north face of the Pinnacle. It is the classic Wellington beginners’ area.
Belay anchors were replaced with 110mm titanium glue-in bolts November 2017.

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
West
Access: 

The best access to the belay at the top of these routes is via Orange Slab.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
OS Orange Slab 6 12m
1.02
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A lovely ramble up very nice rock. Good natural gear. DRB belay rebolted 2017.
LW Left Wall 17 6m
1.02
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A thin crack on the left-hand wall gives classic moves on quality rock. DRB belay rebolted 2017..
Graeme Dingle, c1970
LO Leftovers 17 10m
0
1
From Left Wall start take the diagonal crack systems rightwards then up through the blocks. DRB belay rebolted 2017.
SC Slab Corner 11 12m
0
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Keep to the left side of The Slab. DRB belay rebolted 2017.
TS The Slab 9 12m
1.02
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The climb that has introduced generations of Wellingtonians to the sport. Best soloed or top-roped. There is a great belay at the top. DRB belay rebolted 2017..
SV Slab Variant 10 12m
0
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The small face right of the main slab. Up this to the corner, and then continue to either of the belays. DRB belays rebolted 2017.
BP Boilerplate 15 12m
0
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A fun little route. A steep wall leads to the upper slab and belay. The belay is also accessible by traversing from the Slab belay. DRB belay rebolted 2017.
RM Rigor Mortis 13 12m
0
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The grisly chimney. Can continue up the slab towards the East Ridge col. DRB belay rebolted 2017.

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