Ribtickler Cliff

(25 routes)

Ribtickler Cliff is directly uphill from the first willow on the lakeside. Rock is generally very good, 8-12m high, and has some excellent jam cracks. Descriptions from R to L.

Altitude: 
100m
Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
East
Walk time: 
15min
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Scuttler’s Corner 19
0
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The corner just R of handcrack, with ledge at 2/3rds height.
Alan Hill & Hamish Reid 2001
Project
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The R-leaning crack 2m to the L. NOT YET climbed cleanly
Pete’s Route 18
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2m L again is a seam with an overhanging start. Continue through higher bulge to horizontal break, then up short wall.
Peter Gresham & Alan Hill 2003
Eric’s Route 18 10m
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The corner to the L with bush. The start is okay but the middle is committing with minimal gear.
Eric Stevens 2005
Fat Chance 18
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The blocks have moved during the earthquakes, and the rock in the crack is very shattered, with the obvious rib being semi-detached. Climb the crack/groove, and round RH side of the roof. Exit L at top.
Alan Hill & Frazer Munro 2001
Bread And Jam 21
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Same start. The tan pillar, and roof via crack on L.
Alan Hill & Hamish Reid 2001
One For The Road 18
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Start 3m L. Small corner to bulge, RW up short crack, committing L under roof, finish up corner.
Alan Hill & Frazer Munro 2001
Blind Bend 17
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This route has fallen down.
Alan Hill and Joe Arts 2009
Damian’s Route 18
1.02
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Same start, up the corner, followed by bulging crack and flared groove above.
Damian Cotton and Alan Hill 2001
Roadside Distraction 16
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Climb past a small pruned bush and up move slightly right to gain the corner-crack. Normal exit is the easy vegetated corner to the right.
Alan Hill & Mark Ryle 2001
Road Rage 17
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Three metres left, at the left end of the roof. Easiest start is on the wall just left of the rib. (The right-facing corner start has also been climbed). Pull up on good holds but no pro to a stance at the roof, and place wires in the crack to the right. Then continue up the left-facing corner to a small bush, and move right to the exit crack with good protection.
Alan Hill, Norman & Jo Ragg 2001
Chicane 13
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Just L of the scoria slab, vegetated groove (avoidable) leading through squarecut slot.
Alan Hill and Joe Arts 2009
Rush Hour Traffic 17
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The obvious thin crack through a bulge. Start up the leaning crack and stand on flake; then climb the crack from the right with good holds.
Alan Hill & Hamish Reid 2001
Adverse Camber 21
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Climb RHT to the flake, move L and over cracked bulge. Finish up kinked crack R of arete.
Alan Hill, Norman & Jo Ragg 2001
The Ice Plant Cometh 16
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To the L is a vegetated corner
Alan Hill and Joe Arts 2009
The Sward In The Stone 20
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Gain grassy ledge and climb crack in centre of wall.
Pete Gresham & Alan Hill 2003
The Corner 16
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Corner cracks at LH end of grassy ledge. Positive holds with good protection.
Alan Hill & Pete Gresham 2003
The Crack 19
2.01
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The obvious bulging crack to the left of the overhang.
Mark Ryle, Alan Hill & Damian Cotton 2001
The Scoop 22
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2m L, awkwardly into the pod, exit R.
Mark Ryle & Alan Hill 2001
Standing Room Only 19
1.02
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The overhanging crack to the L, finishing up short wall near top of crack.
Alan Hill, Damian Cotton and Mark Ryle 2001
Run And Jump 17
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The obvious corner with a crack a metre to its right. Scramble up past the wild parsley to the ledge, and bridge to good holds in the crack; then up. Short, but quite intense.
Frazer Munro, Alan Hill & Catherine Clark 2001
Naroa 21
1.02
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Continuing for about 200m on the same level leads to the higher of two corners which are visible on the left ridgeline from the roadside. Around to the L is a steep alcove above a cave. R of the arete is thin overhanging crack which branches LW higher up. 2m R again is a thin crack/groove finishing up wide slot between large blocks.
Pete Gresham, Alan Hill & Hamish Reid One hang while cleaning 2003
Hand Over Fist 19
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The next routes are on a steep butress on the same level as Ribtickler, and some 40 metres R of Scuttler’s Corner. Routes L to R. The steep Rwards jamcrack above an undercut scoop. Either finish up the final short crack, or the bulge on good holds 1m L.
Alan Hill, Pete Gresham & Hamish Reid 2003
Clean Sweep
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The chimney slot just R.
Alan Hill & Grant piper 2003
Long Dusty 14
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The crack and laid back corner to the R.
Alan Hill & Grant Piper 2003
Attribution: 
Allan Hill
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