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Diamond Harbour Crag (DHC)

Type
Altitude
15m
Part of

An east facing beautiful grey and orange visage, in an idyllic setting with great indoor-outdoor flow. This crag has been developed for people sport climbing grade 10-17. After a high first bolt the bolts tend to be very tightly spaced to offer some protection on the highly featured/ledged terrain. That being said, if you bring a rack, several of the routes go on gear. This cliff is within Stoddart Point Recreation Reserve and was developed by James Geddes and Asher March in consultaion with the Christchurch City Council. We acknowledge that there were at least two climbs here prior to this development and would be interested to know any history of the crag.
Note:
The first bolt of the climbs is high with the intention of people stick clipping. Some stick clip poles have been stashed in the ‘rock biv’ by “Wanderer” for those without, please leave these here for the benefit of other crag users.
Terrain:
Sheltered from the NW through to the Southerly. Dries fast and gets early morning sun. Shady from 1400 in summer months. Routes have been cleaned but still have some loose rocks, particularly around the middle “Wharton’s Warple” area. Climbs are around 7-12m high.

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Walktime
5 minutes
Aspect
East
Lat/lon
POINT (172.7427 -43.630095)
Access

This crag was developed in consultation with Christchurch City Council; no further route development or vegetation removal is to take place without express permission. Climbing is an inherently dangerous sport and climbing at this area will be done at your own risk.
From Diamond Harbour head along Purau Ave. Park 200m past Rawehiti St on the Lt or Rt in small lay-bys. Walk past the picnic table, down the walking track towards the ocean. Turn Lt to head north along the track until you deem that you are underneath the crag (5min walk). Scramble 20m up to the crag following the hand line.

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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
ND North Doodle 14 12m 5
0
RA Rarefied Atmosphere 14 12m 5
0
153 153 Feet 15 153m 153
1.02
C Constant 17 12m 5
0
DM Dr. March 14 13m 6
1.02
SBS Short But Sturdy 11 7m 4
0
GR Gastrointestinal Rumbles 11 7m 3
0
W Wanderer 13 12m 5
1.02
B Bowman 15 12m 7
1.02
LL London Lassitude 19 12m 4
0
WW Wharton’s Warple 16 12m 5
0
MC Medicinal Champagne 16 12m 5
0
BBB Binders Butter Beans 19 12m 5
0
T Totter 12 11m 4
0
Wi Wish 15 10m 3
0
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UUID
 
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