Ridgeline Cliff

(4 routes)

Just below ridgeline. At the LH end, before the main cliff, is a small separate buttress with a grey slab.

Type: 
Wall
Altitude: 
360m
Aspect: 
West
Walk time: 
45 min
Access: 

The easiest access might be to walk along the ridge from the top of Starvation Gully Road, if a 4WD is available. Otherwise it's a long walk up from the walkway.

Lat/Lon: 
-43.655375460000, 172.925592210000
NZMS260: 
N36 040 280
Topo50: 
BX25 940 664
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Ecole d’Escalade 12
0
wire representing trad
Up groove on RH side of slab to a steep wall with yellow and black streaks. Step L along ledge, up, then back R above wall. No gear after the traverse.
Alan Hill & Richard Kimberley 2003
The Croquet Master 23 20m
0
wire representing trad
On the left end of the main cliff, where cliff base has reddish rock. Difficult access through the scrub. Climb steep left-facing corner with thin crack. Some gear placed on aid.
Richard Kimberley, 2003
Legal Battle 20 20m
0
wire representing trad
A prominent crack in the centre of the crag, with something of a pea-pod structure in the middle. Start by fighting through the bush lawyer at the bottom to gain the ledge. Climb the crack with excellent gear to the roof (crux) and pull through on dubious holds, followed by another struggle with the lawyer to gain the exit.
Lindsay Main, 2014
Long Way Round 18 20m
0
wire representing trad
Obvious crack five metres right. The stiff little corner at the bottom is avoided by climbing behind the tree a couple of metres right on slopey holds, and merging left into the crack. Then up with cams and small wires where it steepens (crux) to an easier section of crack (watch for loose holds).
Lindsay Main, 2014
Attribution: 
Alan Hill, Lindsay Main