Red Block

(9 routes)

The Red Block is a tremendous boulder, nestled among flax and grasses. The rock is solid and home to several of the better problems around Wellington.

Type: 
Boulder
Altitude: 
5m
Access: 

Walk another 300 metres or so towards the Point from the Wavelength Boulder. The Red Block is on the seaward side of the track, with some old red markings still just visible. The climbing is on the seaward (downhill) face of the boulder.

Lat/Lon: 
-41.433750300000, 174.913201330000
NZMS260: 
R28 699 730
Topo50: 
BQ32 598 113
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Monkey Magic V1
1.02
Start way left in the corner and traverse around the arete on jugs, then up along the juggy gutter. Where the jugs run out, continue on thin holds to the right arete and up.
Richard Thomson, 1993
2 Te Whare Ra V4
2.01
Start on jugs at the extreme left end of the face. Traverse right on a clear visual line, staying below the large gutter on Cheeta and the large breaks further right. Finish up the arete.
John Palmer, September 2004
4 The Dish V1
0
Awkward sit start to reach the break, then good holds through the dish.
Richard Thomson, 2010
5 Vertically Integrated V0
2.01
Climb the face on big holds then thinner moves onto the slab.
Richard Thomson, 1993
6 Skippy V2
0
Sit start on the two-finger pocket. Pull into the large rail and dyno for the gutter. This move can also be done statically.
7 Flex V2
0
Start on the large sidepull. Move up to a positive crimp and reach for creaky edges on the lip. Finish slightly rightwards.
John Palmer, September 2004
8 Unnamed V0
0
Climb just left of the arete.
9 Unnamed V1
0
Sit start and climb the arete.
10 Unnamed VM
0
Climb right of the arete, up the white slab and right-facing corner.

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