Poo Pond Crag

(5 routes)

Slightly overgrown climbs behind the sewage ponds.The lowest (first) climbs are those on the Poo Pond Slabs.There are 2 (or 3) climbs (one protected by an old piton) on the lower wall. The R and L being bolt protected.

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North
Access: 

Cross Black Birch stream opposite the oxidation ponds and follow tracks up the scree. The first obvious area behind some trees is the Poo Pond Slabs.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Scorpio's Sting 16 25m
0
5bolts
Arete. Chain Anchor.
BJ Veasey
The Snout 14 22m
0
4bolts
Climb the narrow rib in the trees moving R at 2/3 height. Chain Anchor.
Anton Wopereis, Sam Bosshard
Nature's Good Will 13
0
2bolts
Short climb left of the Poo Pond slab over a small bulge - better than it looks.
BJ Veasey
Robin's route 15
2.01
Probably the best way to climb the Poo Pond slabs now is to do this pitch (on the left of the wall over an over lap) and the original Poo Pond Slab Pitch 2 directly above it. Left most line on the slab. Step left at the 2nd bolt before stepping up over the overlap.
Robin Hood 2014?
Poo Pond Slab 17 ,15 51m
1.02
12bolts
The original route started on the R of the face to the ledge then a 2nd pitch above. Two pitches that probably deserve more traffic than they get.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11715m5No
 A line of bolts (mossy?) on the R of the wall to the ledge.
21536m7No
 Interesting climbing.The first bolts are remarkably close together then the gap and the clips get further apart.
Anton Wopereis, Sam Bosshard

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