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Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Tarzan Lives, 18 18 35m
0

  • P1
  • 18
  • 35m
  • Trad

The next route starts in the bush about 10 metres further right. An arboreal experience at the start, followed by quite a bit of good climbing. Swing up through the trees in a left-facing corner, using slings and large cams for pro. At some point move left across the wall to climb thin cracks with wires, culminating with a move right below a large dead tree to gain the grassy ledge. Minimise this by climbing a short slab to gain the right-facing overhanging jam crack. Good jams and cams to the lip (crux), followed by an easy corner through the bush and a short slab to finish to a tree with an anchor sling and ring. Two abseils may be required for descent – the second from one of the lower trees.


 Planet Of The Apes, 15 15 32m
0

  • P1
  • 15
  • 32m
  • Trad

About five metres right, and 20 metres left of Hello Possums, starting in a V-groove facing left, and curving left above a ledge. After an awkward start gain the ledge and climb the corner over a perilously leaning block that seems to be secure. Climb up to the left of a large dead akeake, and scramble up the grass and head slightly left to the crack above. In the lower chimney section use the left rib to gain the crack Continuous crack climbing eases at the top to a nicely located abseil /belay tree. A second abseil from a tree may be needed to reach the ground.


HP HPHello Possums, 18 18 30m 2
1.02

  • P1
  • 18
  • 30m
  • 2
  • Trad

At the end of the track is an open slab with two cracks: the left very dirty, and the right a ragged crack veering left. Start just right of the small bush two metres up and pull into the crack,; then follow the hand crack left, Continue up finger crack past bush, and step left at the prominent block to a nice crack giving access to the grassy ledge. (The pitch is sometimes split with a belay here). Balance up the narrow prow to the bolt and step up (crux), then past the second bolt to the final blocks, finishing on the right to the abseil tree with a fixed chain around it.


 Ovine Inspiration, 16 16 26m
0

  • P1
  • 16
  • 26m
  • Trad

Start in the broad corner with two cracks as for Small Print Route, and five metres up move left across the grassy ledge to the wide crack and parallel groove with a tree. Up past this to the right-facing upper corner. Crux at the top; anchors to the right as for SPR.


 Small Print Route, 20 20 26m 1
0

  • P1
  • 20
  • 26m
  • 1
  • Trad

This features a distinctive right-angled corner, 5m right of Hello Possums. Scramble up the wide lower cracks and climb the black groove to the steepening right-facing corner. From an undercling bridge out left (crux) and lurch onto the sloping ledge. Climb the slab and incipient crack, moving left to a bolt and up to the anchors. Protection is challenging at times and requires small wires, including micro-wires.


 Murine Desperation, 17 17 28m
0

  • P1
  • 17
  • 28m
  • Trad

Start at Small Print Route and climb the right side crack to the large stacked blocks. Up the left side of these to a short corner with a bulge; however step right and climb the face through the bushes. Up the nice corner-crack with a strenuous move past the bush (crux) to a small grassy ledge. Easier crack climbing leads to the anchor rings on the left wall.


 Louise Wallace, 20 20
0

  • P1
  • 20
  • Trad

About 10 metres right. Start at a jam crack and hump your way up the adjacent rib to a sloping ledge. Move right and jam a crack in a right-facing corner. Step left and climb a thin crack up a slab and through a small roof, and eventually to a ledge with a broadleaf tree. There’s a second pitch also. Note: this route seems to have lost a useful block, and may be much harder now.


 Power Failure, 19 19 35m
0

  • P1
  • 19
  • 20m
  • Trad

Climb through scrub to a grassy ledge. Easy climbing leads to the crack going left in the corner. Pull through the roof and climb the crack to the ledge. Belay at tree on left.


  • P2
  • 17
  • 15m
  • Trad

Climb short crack to OH, move R and through notch and up to tree belay.


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