Waimak Whale Crag

(3 routes)

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.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
800m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
2 hours
Access: 

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

Lat/Lon: 
-42.994875000000, 171.489004000000
NZMS260: 
K34 873 995
Topo50: 
BV20 773 379
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Bellbird 14 ,14 40m
0
wire representing 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.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11415mYes
 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.
21425mYes
 Climb left up good looking crack through steep section and easily out to bush belay.
Aaron Gillespie 2009
Shallow Splendour 17 ,7 45m
0
wire representing trad
Start on left side of main base area. Up and 2m across sloping ledge. Straight up cleaned cracks to belay off bushy ledge.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11715mYes
 Start on left side of main base area. Up and 2m across sloping ledge. Straight up cleaned cracks to belay off bushy ledge.
2730mYes
 Climb in almost any direction from bushy ledge to the top.
Aaron Gillespie 2009
Ataxia 16 ,7 45m
0
wire representing trad
Start up and right of Shallow Splendour, follow right hand side through bulge and up to top.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11615mYes
 Start up and right of Shallow Splendour, follow right hand side through bulge and up to top.
2730mYes
 Climb in almost any direction from bushy ledge to the top.
Adele Reweti 2009
Attribution: 
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Comments

Yes it is there, now fixed

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.