Leech Wall

(18 routes)

The biggest wall. Climbs are logged in from left to right, starting at Drop Zone, which is in the black cave on the left end. The track meets the crag at the right end of the wall.

Altitude: 
150m
Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
East
Walk time: 
30 Minutes
Access: 

Walk the left hand side track up the valley. Walk up the Eastenders track, there is a turn off, about 10mins from the substation. Take the track that sidles rightwards (south) into the head of the valley, go under the base of the Sunnyside Crag, a track goes under bush into the creek bed and emerges just left of Sayonara. Leech Wall is the tall wall at the left hand end that turns into a large overhang at left end where it meets the waterfall.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
DZ Drop Zone 23
0
7bolts
A massively steep route on the back wall of the cave. Start from the scoop / ledge on the left, swing across the roof trending right past 3BR, go back L to the lip.
Alan Monnox, 1997
Earned 28
0
10bolts
An overhung prow. Start left of the first bolt, traverse right of the second bolt.
Richard Kimberley 2001
Roger Parker 25
0
4bolts
A steep route that finishes below the top of the cave.
Sefton Preistley 1999
Monster Raving Routebag Party 24
0
8bolts
A well overhung sport route.
Richard Kimberley 1999
CC Corner Crimes 23
0
8bolts
Start in the centre of the black wall. Steep dusty climbing on rounded holds leads to a ledge. Move L to the corner & climb over two roofs. Swing out on the steep right wall and move up to the hanging anchor chains.
Tony Burnell, 1997
High And Dry 24
0
7bolts
A striking line up a groove using the same start as Corner Crimes. 2BR to a ledge then up the black wall past 5BR to share an anchor with CC. Rather loose holds.
Pat Deavoll, 1997
Bulge-let 25
0
7bolts
Climb the steep wall at a short steep hanging crack past three bolts with links, from the ledge at 7.0 mts. continue up the left side of the groove/chimney to a lower off.
Tony Burnell, 1997
PH Petrol Head 22
0
5bolts wire representing trad
Mixed Pro -On the right side of the awesomely steep blocky arête start at the right side of the black wall
John Birch, 1993
Intifada 28
0
6bolts
An overhung wall and roof.
Pat Deavoll, 2003
Much Ado About Nothing 21
0
6bolts wire representing trad
The crack line right of the alcove 10 mts left of Sayonara. Move up onto the tongue, then grunt up the crack to a rest on the arête. Finish awkwardly up the wall and make an anchor, dirty.
Phil Stuart-Jones, 1997
Sy Sayonara 21
1.02
3bolts wire representing trad 1
Start in an obvious grove with natural pro to the first BR. After the third bolt move right and climb a diagonal groove to chains.
Simon Middlemass, 1993
Jumping & Squeaking 24
1.02
5bolts
The bulgur wall right of Sayonara with a shrub at half height. Over the bulges past 3BR to a ledge go straight up the steep wall above.
Tony Burnell, 1997
Ripped Like Elvis 26
0
5bolts
Start from the platform 3.0 mts above the ground at the anchor bolt as for SLE, follow the left-arching groove to its end then go up the vague groove. Dirty at the top. Bolted by Simon and given to John
John McCallum, 1993
SE Staunch Like Elvis 25
1.02
5bolts
Start from a platform 3.0 mts above the ground at an anchor bolt. Climb the left-arching groove, break right to sloping holds; then up the wall.
John McCallum, 1993
Kilnsey 20
0
4bolts
From the same start as RS, go left after the 3rd BR on to a steep wall and up through a bulge past another BR.
Chris Sowden, 1998
Red Snapper 19
0
3bolts wire representing trad
Up a blunt arête five metres left on the wall, finish up the dog leg crack.
Chris Sowden, 1998
Blind Mullet 16
0
wire representing trad
Where the track meets the wall, climb onto the shelf, then up the black groove finishing through the notch. Abseil off the bush to the left.
John Birch, 1998
Taller than Trees 15
0
wire representing trad
Opposite the stairway to the cave. The climb follows a crack in a left-hand facing corner.
Chris Canham 2001
Attribution: 
Facebook "Where are you Climbing Tonight? Christchurch" written by Tony Burnell.