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Babble Brook Biv, Right Hand Side

Type
Altitude
1200m

East of Christian Principles Crag are another couple of crags that have recently had ascents on them. Standing at Pinnacles Hut, the crag is the prominent pyramid-shaped crag to the left of C P Crag (Grid Ref 798 310 Methven Map).
Most of the climbs have thin cracks, for gear and thin edges for your feet.
The first known ascent was put up by Greg Jack & Jean Tomkins, which was named Lumberjack.
Crax was assumed the first ascent of the crag but the second ascentionists found out they were not breaking new ground.
Over a few visits, Kevin Barratt, Grant Piper, Dave Van der Krabben & Greg Low, added new climbs to the crag.
Lindsay Main & Hugh Logan, carried on the fine tradition of bagging first ascents.
Best link up; bottom pitch of Lumberjack/ Crax, and top pitch of Aftershox.

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Aspect
North
Lat/lon
POINT (171.38672262 -43.61715315)
Topo50
BX20 698 694
Access

Go to the point on the track where the Pinnacles Hut is first seen (grid ref 799 317). Climb on to the rocky knob uphill from the track.
Drop off knob downhill across grass to upper LHSide where grass meets the scrub. Look for a Cairn and go through scrub (semi-cut track) to dry creek bed.
Go between two big boulders and venture up LH creek bed (true right).
To avoid the bluff/ waterfall leave the creek bed on the LH side once above traverse back right into the creek bed.
When the creek goes left, go straight uphill onto terrace.
Go right into next creek under small waterfall.
There is a few flat sleeping ledges, the “Babbling Brook Biv.”

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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
DA Dave’s Retreat 18 55m
0
c Lumberjack 18 70m
0
C Crax 18 70m 3
2.01
L Lox 22 45m
1.02
AS Aftershox 20 75m 3
2.01
Su Sudoku 19 40m 3
0
Cr Copyright 18 35m 2
2.01
T Abit On The Toes 19 30m
0
WB The Weta the Better 18 30m
0
Babylon 17 30m
0
Proletarian 17 30m
0
Dutch Auction 19 28m
2.01
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