Karaka Wall

(4 routes)

Karaka Wall is a ten-metre wall that abuts the main ridge on the south side.

South East
Walk time: 
20 mins

The south end of the wall is adjacent to the main descent track, which skirts the end of the wall.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Chode 23 20m
2bolts wire representing trad
The short 45deg overhanging corner crack facing the approach gully to The Slabs. Scramble down past Karaka and Method Man to belay below the route. Tricky start gets you onto the easy face and past the two bolts. A high hand jam and some strenuous laybacking make up the crux, then it is back to some easy slab climbing up the very featured upper slab. Anchors shared with Karaka and MM. Technically, a hard 21, but potentially much harder as an onsight.
Gabriel Lincourt, 2008 (with rest)
Method Man 22 18m
On the south-east side of the first large outcrop you come to on the way down the ridge (south-east) from the top of the red walls at the gap. Follow 4 bolts up the face, just left of an obvious left leaning hand crack.
Matt Squires, '05
Karaka 14 8m
wire representing trad
The very obvious short left-leaning hand crack just right of MM. Nice crack for gear and good holds. Anchor bolts are just above the dracophyllum bush.
Matt Squires, 2005
Critical Edge 16 7m
Very short route up the face with two bolts. Pass the first bolt on the right; then straight up with a cruxy move at the second bolt. There is no convenient anchor, but there are gear placements down the back of the slot, and a usable boulder to the right.
Felix Collins, 2014