Ning Nong

(8 routes)

The Ning Nong boulder is a small, esoteric venue located on the south-eastern coast of Palliser Bay, east of Lake Ferry at Te Humenga Point. It’s really only worth a visit if you are in the area!

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
10m
Aspect: 
South
Walk time: 
1 min
Access: 

Take the Cape Palliser turn-off from the Martinborough–Lake Ferry road. After about 23km you’ll see the boulders on the left, just over a fence. If you get to Ngawi, you’ve gone about 9km too far.

Lat/Lon: 
-41.522137870000, 175.198974610000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Unnamed V0
0
Pull on using the big undercling and reach for the mossy topout.
2 Unnamed V2
1.02
Start with a sloping sidepull for the left hand, pull up and past the vague rib to another mossy topout.
3 Unnamed V6
0
A hard pull gets you to some okay holds, then an off-balance snatch puts you in sight of the mossy topout.
John Palmer, 2004
4 King of the Bongos V3
2.01
Climb to the rounded laybacks and then . . . you guessed it, a mossy topout. Great moves, nice holds. Almost worth the trip out.
Kester Brown, 2003
5 Project -4
0
Big bold moves above an awful landing will likely net you the best route here.
6 The Dyno V2
0
Dyno or make a static move to the mossy topout.
Kester Brown, 2003
7 The Blowright Problem V5
0
Sit start under the horizontal prow with hands on the obvious start holds. Use two opposing heel hook manoeuvres or just a slap and a pull.
Kester Brown, 2003
8 King Kong V0
0
The tiny pointed boulder just to the north. Pull on and dyno for the mossy topout.
Richard Thomson, April 2012

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