Upper Shindig Gully

(6 routes)


Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Jam Crack 14 15m
Nice rock, walk off right and rappel off the anchors of Upper Atrium’s first pitch, or link cracks to the top finishing left of Upper Atrium’s first pitch.
Dave Brash, Steve Carr, December 2000
Upper Atrium 18 ,20 55m
3bolts wire representing trad
From Lunch Ledge, first pitch starts four metres right of Jam Crack. Classic second pitch, continually steeper and thinner.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
 Up natural por crack in centre of Lunch Ledge then move right to belay.
 Up and tending leftwards into a crack with good pro until the bolts lead out onto the face for a stunning finish. Hugh exposure in the centre of the wall.
Dave Brash, Steve Carr, December 2000
Girl Germs 15 ,20
Start up Upper Atrium, then head right to the brilliant left facing corner.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
Dave Brash, Steve Carr, December 2000
Fibrillator 22 ,19 80m
19bolts wire representing trad 2
Two pitches. The first goes through the heart shaped feature. A stonker!
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
 Climb into upper Shindig Gully (beyond the huge chockstone that straddles the gully floor) until the heart shaped wall appears. Start at bottom left of 'heart' and traverse rightwards along a ledge (protected by 2 bolts) then straight up wall to a belay above the 'heart'
 Head up and left from belay and through overlap onto smooth looking wall (the holds are there though). Head up to a second overlap then a bit of trad up easier ledges to Lunch Ledge. Continue up a choice of routes to the top or rappel the route.
Steve Carr, Des Smith December 2000 FFA
Hungry Heart 16 ,15 ,15 ,15 140m
A good multi-pitch for the grade. Walk off finish.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
 1. Climb the recessed face past a bolt at 8m, then break left through the Boygerms overlap on jugs. Keep your cool up to a second bolt and onwards to a bolt anchor.
 Follow a shallow groove on face 2-3 m left of flaky corner system.
 This great pitch looks intimidating from the belay, but unfolds beautifully through the stepped overlap onto Lunch ledge. Mover gingerly around the suspect blocks.
 Up the route marked by bolt anchors, then to ridgeline. Best rap off is down Upper Atrium and Fibrillator.
Dave Brash, Steve Carr, December 2000
Tachycardia 23 , 23
8bolts wire representing trad
Begin from bottom left corner on Heart following bolts to a belay in the middle of the wall. Continue up wall on bolts and gear to Lunch Ledge. Easy walk off or continue to top of wall.
Steve Carr, Jonathon Clearwater, 2002