Sebastopol Bluffs

(100 routes)

Sebastapol Bluffs are located in close proximity to the NZAC Unwin Lodge. Most of the best quality lines are the bolted slab routes; the quality of rock on the crack climbs can be variable. The best place to start and orient yourself with the crag is the Twin Cracks Wall.
Alpine Guides have produced a brochure which is a helpful source of information, availible from Alpine guides at the Mt Cook village or Unwin Hut.
Other crags in the vicinity - Kowhai Crag, Unwin Crag, and Shakey Town have been included under Sebastopol so that climbers visiting the area don't miss them.

North East
Walk time: 
15 min

The cliffs are located on the west side of state highway 80, between Unwin Lodge and Mount Cook Village.
Specific directions are under each crag if appropriate.
For most of the Sebastopol climbs park at the 3rd pull out on the left after leaving Unwin Lodge (approx 1km). There is a DoC sign there and the main track starts from there, leads across the river bed then splits in various directions.

Alternatively it's about 10-15 mins flat walk from Unwin along the old 4Wd track. This may be impassable after heavy rain.

Sometime before June 2020 there was a large rock fall off the back of Magic Messiah and down the access route to the Orange Wall demolishing the lower hand lines. Some rockfall continued down the gully towards Twin Cracks and some jumped the ridge and went across the traverse track to Javelin Wall. Some of these hand lines are a little munted as are trees they were attached to !!. If you are going to climb there probably the current best access is via the dry stream bed to the R of Javelin Wall.
If you do use the route hit by rock fall remember any boulders that you start moving may go as far as Twin Cracks. The upper hand line is okay.

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Type Title Link to edit content
Crag Kowhai Crag (1 route)
Crag Sawyer's Crag (10 routes)
Crag Unwin Crag (4 routes)
Wall Waterfall Wall (1 route)
Wall Javelin Wall (7 routes)
Wall Crimea Wall (12 routes)
Wall Orange Wall (13 routes)
Area Central Crags (38 routes)
Wall Red Wall (10 routes)
Wall Grey Wall (2 routes)
Wall Kingfisher Slabs (8 routes)
Crag Poo Pond Crag (5 routes)
Crag Village Peoples Crag (3 routes)
Crag Shakey Town (9 routes)

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