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The Pyramid

Type
Altitude
150m
Part of

Seen from Pinnacles Hut this is the prominent pyramid-shaped cliff left of Christian Principles Wall – ref 798 310 Methven Map.

  • 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 left-hand side 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 left-hand creek bed (true right).
  • To avoid the bluff/waterfall leave the creek bed on the left-hand side and 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 are a few flat sleeping ledges: the “Babbling Brook Biv”.
Look left to old rope and use it to navigate left under pyramid 798 310. Base of Crag.
There are also routes on the right-hand crag: Babbling Brook Right. The climbs require a reasonable selection of trad gear but also have bolts where the trad gear runs thin. Enjoy!

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Walktime
3.5hrs
Lat/lon
POINT (171.38543129 -43.61678415)
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BX20 699 701
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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
G&S G&SGreg & Sharon’s Climb, 17 17 45m
0

  • P1
  • 17
  • 45m
  • Trad

Red face, tending right, straight up to belay anchor at 1st pitch of SD & TWF. Trad gear.


WF WFThe Weta File, 21 21 105m 5
1.02

  • P1
  • 21
  • 50m
  • 5
  • Trad

From same ledge start as SD up wall past bolts to roof. Through roof, up crack to same Rap stn as SD.


  • P2
  • 17
  • 30m
  • Trad

Left Hand Option. Left up obvious crack back right to rap stn.


  • P3
  • 19
  • 25m
  • 2
  • Trad

Direct Option Up past two bolts and onto crack straight to rap stn.


SD SDStunt Double, 21 21 86m 5
1.02

  • P1
  • 18
  • 40m
  • 2
  • Trad

Start at bolt go up LH corner right at break and up arête to ledge. (As for Eco Terrorist). Rap anchors on right. Traverse left along ledge.


  • P2
  • 21
  • 21m
  • 5
  • Trad

Wall past 3 bolts to LH bolt @ overhang. Through overhang (bolt) to RH corner, and up slabs past bolt to rap station.


  • P3
  • 15
  • 25m

Up right to RH corner, to small roof, go left to rap station.


ET ETEco Terrorist, 19 19 140m 5
2.01

  • P1
  • 18
  • 40m
  • 1
  • Trad

Start at bolt go up LH corner right at break and up arête to ledge. Rap anchors on right.


  • P2
  • 19
  • 50m
  • 5
  • Trad

Straight up wall under roof to RH corner past bolts. Once under roof traverse left and then up slab to single bolt belay + trad back up


  • P3
  • 18
  • 50m
  • Trad

RH corner until corner runs out and then up head wall to top of crag. Recommend abseiling down “Tall Order”


TO TOTall Order, 18 18 130m 3
2.01

  • P1
  • 17
  • 40m
  • Trad

Up middle of RH slab thin vertical crack at 2/3rds height and up to rap stn.


  • P2
  • 18
  • 30m
  • 3
  • Trad

On to block up right follow bolts up walls and ledges past bolts, at top ledge move right to rap stn.


  • P3
  • 18
  • 30m
  • 2
  • Trad

Up right then back left up obvious RH corner systems onto slab and rap stn.


  • P4
  • 17
  • 30m
  • Trad

Up to RH crack on head wall and climb to summit.


DoS DoSDirty Old Slab, 17 17 45m
0

  • P1
  • 17
  • 45m
  • Trad

Start up rough looking slab left of arete. Climb up slabs to trad anchor 30 meters right of bolt anchor for Tall Order.


MR MRMercury Rising, 18 18 70m 6
0

  • P1
  • 18
  • 40m
  • 6
  • Trad

Start at 3rd pitch of Tall Order. Clip 1st bolt, then ascend R-wards across slabs into the corner. Climb the corner system the move L-wards onto a small ledge, then climb the headwall past 2 bolts, then using a series of cracks for pro to the double bolt belay.


  • P2
  • 15
  • 30m
  • Trad

Cruise/ scramble to the top of the pyrimad to pick up the Abseil descent down. Tall Order


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