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Waimak Whale Crag

Type
Altitude
800m
Part of

Whale Crag is located 2km west of Anti-Crow Hut, on the true-right of the Waimak, below point 951. The crag offers nice slab and shallow crack climbing with low grades. The setting is very beautiful and it escapes some Divide weather. The lower routes are surprisingly sheltered from the wind.

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Walktime
2 hours
Aspect
North
Lat/lon
POINT (171.489004 -42.994875)
Topo50
BV20 773 379
Access

Access is very straightforward; descent off all current routes is by abseil (50m).

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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Bellbird, 14 14 40m
0

  • P1
  • 14
  • 15m
  • Trad

Start on the bushy lump 10m left of Shallow Splendour. Climb a few crumbly metres to the left trending crack, follow this up to ledge and belay.


  • P2
  • 14
  • 25m
  • Trad

Climb left up good looking crack through steep section and easily out to bush belay.


 Shallow Splendour, 17 17 45m
0

  • P1
  • 17
  • 15m
  • Trad

Start on left side of main base area. Up and 2m across sloping ledge. Straight up cleaned cracks to belay off bushy ledge.


  • P2
  • 7
  • 30m
  • Trad

Climb in almost any direction from bushy ledge to the top.


 Ataxia, 16 16 45m
0

  • P1
  • 16
  • 15m
  • Trad

Start up and right of Shallow Splendour, follow right hand side through bulge and up to top.


  • P2
  • 7
  • 30m
  • Trad

Climb in almost any direction from bushy ledge to the top.


Comments
ascott

I strongly suspect that this crag is NOT on the true right of the Anticrow River and is actually situated below spot height 951m, 2km west of the Anticrow hut and 600m west of the Anticrow river.

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 15:26 Permalink
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