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Start up a mossy slab or scramble up on the left to a ledge, and then move up to clip a high first bolt. Some good moves on clean rock lead to the crux at a bulge, which is followed by nice slab climbing with a bit of a run-out to the anchor.
Continue up an easy-angled narrow tongue of rock beside vegetation and move left to steeper pocketed rock, trending left past the scrub and up to the anchor.
Walk about five metres right along the ledge to a broadleaf and set up the anchor here. Climb a crack past a manuka and traverse leftward across the slab, and up to the anchor at the base of the corner. A further pitch is possible.
Crown Of Thorns
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Lindsay Main, Felix Collins, 2013.