The Central Buttress

(6 routes)

A spectacular position on the hanging wall above the big roof.

Type: 
Wall
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Once Were Wasters 18 ,21
3
Start below the roof on a left slanting slab, above the first belay move right and up the corner and further right on face holds to the thin crack line.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1180mNo
 Start below the roof on a left slanting slab, above the first belay move right and up the corner and further right on face holds to the thin crack line.
2210mNo
 The second pitch is a hyperclassic with its wild layback flake.
Alastair Mark, Geoff Ellis, January 1998
Swing In 24
0
Abseil down from WWW belay to the lip of the roof then up past three bolts.
Dave Hiddlestone, Anna Gillooly, January 1999
Slab it to Me 19
0
Abseil down to bolt belay above the roof, follow line of flakes to ledge. The thin crack up to the large roof was aided by Tony Pine and Murray Judge in 1998, later free climbed at grade 24 by Steve Monks, January 1999.
Dave Hiddlestone, Anna Gillooly, January 1999
Rock Wren 24
0
The wall below the roof to the right arête, seven bolts.
Dave Hiddlestone, Anna Gillooly, January 2001
El Nino 16 ,14 ,15
0
The Central Buttress arête. A long third pitch up to the terrace. Too broken to warrant a star.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1160mNo
 TBA
2140mNo
 TBA
3150mNo
 TBA
Tony Pine, Sam Brooks, Jonathan Clearwater, November 1997
Central Buttress 17 ,16
0
A good introduction to Twin Streams multi pitch climbing. Almost worth a star and its only two minutes from the camp. Slab and wide cracks at grades 17, 16. The large roof breaks the lower third of the buttress, at the base of the wall traverse right around the arête and across to a belay. Climb the slab to the alcove and through the overlap to a sloping ledge. The wide crack narrows to a pleasant hand crack through the bulge.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1170mNo
 TBA
2160mNo
 TBA
Bronwyn Judge, Murray Judge, April 1997
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