Type: 
Rock
Pitch: 
# Alpine
(Commitment)
Alpine
(Technical)
Alpine
(Mt Cook)
Ewbank Aid Water Ice Mixed Boulder
(Hueco)
Length Bolts Trad
100210025m11N
 It's the genuine Banks Peninsula experience. Find Darph Bobo's rap station and go 15m left to another rap station. Abseil over. Climb strarts 12m up technical slab past 5 bolts then follow rib up the featured headwall.
First ascent: 
Grant Piper, Bernie Frankpitt 2018
Quality: 
1.02
Grade: 
21
Length: 
25
Bolts: 
11
Natural pro: 
No
Gone: 
No

Comments

Comments

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Cool! Awesome someone finally made it back there again.
Only took 11yrs since DB (+ another ~5 since the anchors were set) for the route to be done... ;-)
How's the gorse?

Thank you for the info. Awesome I wondered about the origin of the hangers, I just got stuck in as there was no evidence of any further progress on the route.
Are you based in Christchurch?? I would love to catch up grant.piper66@gmail.com
The gorse is still thriving below the Bobo wall, not too bad above, you still have to have your Banks Peninsula approach kit: lopers and pruning saw.

Hey Grant,
No worries. To be honest though, the hangers aren't mine either. If I remember correctly, from what I found out later on, they were placed by Matt Squires while he was active back there in '05.
Just like you, we just discovered them while poking around and saw the potential. DB was all I managed to bolt and climb before buggering back off to Germany in 2008, though.
Unfortunately, that does mean I am no longer based in Chch. If I still was, I am sure we would have already met. :-)
Cheers,
Gabe

PS: not surprising, but still a shame that the gorse below is still so bad... The assumption still being that Mussel Factory Girls and DDDtD are somewhere "down there" on the lowest big slab.

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