Main Cliff - The Yak Pasture

(7 routes)

This small upper tier is above the Tree Route on the main cliff. There is access to a vegetated ledge on the left side of The Yak Pasture from the cliff top above Chinese Whispers. The holds have a curious rounded but positive quality which makes the crag quite unusual to climb on.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Won Ton Women 17
wire representing trad
On the LH side of the cliff, about halfway down the slope. Crack with steep start has some good moves.
Alan Hill & Mike Coles 2002
Yangste 17
wire representing trad
Start a few metres down and to the R in an alcove with flax. Climb corner and small bulge, then direct to the top.
Alan Hill, Peter Grisham & Richard Kimberley 2002
CT Cheap Talk 19 20m
wire representing trad
Start two metres right and pull through the small triangular overhang; then carefully on rounded holds up the thin crack, utilising creative cam placement opportunities as they arise. Climb the steepening crack through the bulge (crux) to an easy finish.
Lindsay Main, 2014
Yakitty Yak 14 20m
wire representing trad
Links the start of Cheap Talk to the finish of Submission. Start as for Cheap Talk up knobby wall to small overhang and gear. Move right below overhang; then up to crack and bulge. Move left and finish as for Submission.
Alan Hill & Peter Grisham 2002
S Submission 16 20m
wire representing trad
Start under the overhang in the central base of the cliff. Climb up and left along leaning crack/ramp, to a mantle or step-up to gain the ledge. Move up and step right to the left-trending jam crack, and through to the top.
Alan Hill, 2001
B B.I.R.D 18 20m
wire representing trad
Climb through the right side of the overhang, then up and left to crack on right side of a broad prow. Up crack on good holds but well-spaced gear (crux - committing), then continue up and finish in upper hand crack.
Richard Kimberley, 2002
P Pin Fall 18 20m
wire representing trad
Climb through the overhang as for B.I.R.D., and up the crack through second overhang, then move right into vegetated groove and up the gully. Opinions vary as to the grade of the climb.
Alan Hill, 2002
Data from Alan Hill, input by Grant Piper, topo and editing by Lindsay Main.