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Spittle Hill

(43 routes)

The area of boulders south to the south of Woolly Valley.
Useful bouldering information, http://castlehillbasin.co.nz/taxonomy/term/8

Type: 
Crag

The area of boulders south to the south of Woolly Valley.
Useful bouldering information, http://castlehillbasin.co.nz/taxonomy/term/8

Access: 

Follow the main access track from the carpark. When you get close to the big limestone boulders, look left. This area is Spittle Hill.
The Cyclops Boulder (a diamond-shaped boulder with a big pock in the centre), is a good place to orient yourself.

Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
U
21
1.02
2X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
1
  Thin left-leaning crack on a white slab.

Ton Snelder 1985

18
1.02
2X bolts
  Line of pockets. Faces the farm.

Rodney Newburn 1997

23
1.02
2X bolts
  The nondescript arete.

Dave MacLeod 1989

TR
16
3
5X bolts
  Climb up huge pocks.

Robin Hood 1986

18
0
2X bolts
  Start as for Tales from the Riverbank. Move rightwards onto the wall, over the corner and onto the shelf.

Peter K Dickson & DJ Matheson 1989

24
1.02
2X bolts
  Prominent rib down and to the right of Tales from the Riverbank.

Paul Harwood 1991

DT
19
0
Natural gear required
  The crack behind and above Tales from the Riverbank.

John Howe 1984

22
0
2X bolts
  Left of Only Dogs Eat Meat.
24
0
2X bolts
  To the left of Death Trap.

Colin Pohl 1989

NP
21
0
2X bolts
Natural gear required
  A small round arete to the left of Manufactured. Traverse in from the left, past the bolt (and the crux) to the thread runner, before finishing past another bolt.

Richard Thomson 1987

FD
22
0
3X bolts
  A slab route on the right-hand side of a large free-standing boulder north-east of Only Dogs Eat Meat.

Paul Jackson 1991

18
0
2X bolts
  Left of Frozen Dinners. Guess what? It's a slab.

Merv English 1991

20
0
2X bolts
  Hard start, then a nice slab to finish.
16
0
3X bolts
  Climb up steep pockets to the scoop, and then onto a slab finishing past a horizontal break.

John Holand 1988

JC
14 ,17
0
9X bolts
 
  1. Start on the right of the wall, trend leftwards crossing For Your Thighs Only
  2. Trend rightwards after leaving the ledge.

Dave Newstead Robin Hood 1992

27
0
3X bolts
  Go rightwards along the ledge to the big jug, then move left and upwards on monos

Phil de Joux 1996

22
1.02
2X bolts
  Climb the pocketed arete. You'll notice a distinct cap and a small shrub at the top.

John McCallum 1987

20
2.01
2X bolts
  On the opposite side of the TB boulder. Scamble to a ledge, then start climbing.

Robin Hood 1992

Cm
23
0
3X bolts
  Exciting step up at the 3rd bolt.

Paul Tattersall 1987

19
1.02
2X bolts
  Climb the steepening slab, with an exciting clip on the 1st bolt.

Paul Tattersall 1987

GC
22
0
1X bolts
  The rounded groove.

Richard Thomson, John McCallum 1988

18
0
1X bolts
  Found opposite from WB. Bouldery start to finish on pocks.
23
2.01
2X bolts
  Uphill from YA. Start by rocking up on a small slab, and climbing a line of pockets finishing through a small overhang.

Paul Tattersall 1987

25
0
1X bolts
  Opposite MB.

Dave Fearnley 1988

TA
21
1.02
1X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  A pinnacle

Ray Beentjes 1987

19
1.02
1X bolts
  Just down from TA. Slab route.

John McCallum 1988

18
1.02
2X bolts
  Next boulder down from FT. Climb the wall with the big pock feature.

Dave Fearnley 1987

HH
19
0
2X bolts
  25m down from ToTR, to yellow/grey pocked wall. Follow the S shaped crack, exiting R-wards to top.

David Newstead 1989

18
0
2X bolts
Natural gear required
  Slab to the L of Hp. Start on L, traveres R-wards into groove, over the flake sharing the finish with Hump.

Simon Ballantyne 1991

Hp
18
1.02
3X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  Small arete. Gain the ledge, then step L-wards along the flake.

David Newstead 1989

20
0
2X bolts
  On the yellow wall above Hump but below the roof. Move delicatley past the 2nd bolt, then L-wards to climb the crack to finish.

Merv English 1990

Br
23
0
3X bolts
  Faces Woolly Valley. Start on big pockets then move R-wards up the slab, to set youself up for the final lunge at the top.

Phil de Joux 1987

LT
24
3
6X bolts
  Found on the back of the perfume bottle. Dyno up the north arete, then move L-wards upp the slab, the through the bulge and finishing up the groove.

Dave Fearnley 1989

OO
18
0
2X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  On the Craigiburn side of the perfume bottle. Start up the slabs on the Rh-side.

Caroll McDermott 1986

24
0
3X bolts
  On the purfume bottle. R of TOOoD

David Newstead 1998

21
0
  Behind the perfume bottle. Smear on to the arete, cross the wall onto the groove.

Merv English 1991

13
0
3X bolts
  Start on Lh-side, climb through the bulge, finishing on a slab.
13
1.02
3X bolts
  The route to the R of LS
SY
23
1.02
2X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  Corner that features a groove.

Ton Snelder 1984

Bt
24
2.01
3X bolts
  To the R of SRY. Climb through the middle of the large white wall.

Richard Thomson 1986

20
0
3X bolts
  10m R of Bt
WT
18
0
3X bolts
  Behind AP, on the same boulder.
AP
23
2.01
2X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  Found at the head of Woolly Valley, ascends the obvious yellow wall. Grovel out of the groove and ascend the yellow wall, to finish below the roof.

Dave Fearnley 1986

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