Hitchhiker Wall

(8 routes)

To the right of the cabbage tree is a damp gully, which should be left alone for the vegetation. There are nine routes on the next wall.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Mostly Harmless 19
The fifth in the Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy. Start as for Pan Galactic and ascend leftward, passing the pigeon cave on the left. Then straight up and lower off from the anchors (don't abseil as it's hard to avoid the trees). Five bolts. Stu Allan, 2003.
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster 20
Six metres right of the cabbage trees, and two metres right of a vegetated corner. Straight-forward climbing on good holds past three bolts, climb left at the fourth bolt, then up and over the lip to an easy finish up the crack. Five bolts. Double ring anchor which is a good access point by abseil. Andrew Buist, 2000.
Salmonella Chicken 21
Start three metres right. Strenuous climbing on rock of improving quality leading to a climax at the fourth bolt. Finish up the crack as for the previous route. Four bolts and shared anchor. John Iseli, 2000.
Chooks Can Fly 22
Climb to the ledge above the third bolt of Salmonella Chicken, then move right to climb past two more bolts on the steep arete. Finish at the Salmonella Chicken anchors. John Iseli, 2002.
Note 2
The right side of the wall is a nice red colour and there are three worthwhile short routes.
Frank The Vandal 17
Start in the corner on the left and at the first bolt move onto the wall. Five bolts and anchor rings. Stu Allan, 2003.
Beast Of Burden 18
Awkward start in the centre of the wall, then trend left past three bolts, and slightly right to the fourth. Four bolts and anchor rings. John Iseli, 2000.
Remittance Man 18
Climb Beast of Burden to the first bolt and then head up and veer right to the second bolt, finishing to the right of the nose. Four bolts and anchor rings. Richard Kimberley, 2003.

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The PGGB anchor is still there, but it was buried under mud - now excavated!

Hi, if the Canty section of NZAC wants to supply the anchor bolts and hangars, I'd be happy to put 2 new ones in. Regards, Simon Courtois

We could not find the double bolt anchor above PGGB. I assume it has fallen off. With a lot of rope drag you can belay from the FTV anchor, which definitely requires someone to second the route.