Winter Wall

(16 routes)

This is a section of cliff with a western aspect. It’s sunny and very hot in the summer.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition 22
Start below a triangular roof. Move slightly right past a bulge at the 2nd bolt to cross the roof, then up the wall climbing just right of the arête. Committing to the 3rd bolt, with groundfall potential. At the last bolt, haul through the bulge then step left to the new Face Race anchor.
Patrick Stadie, 2000.
Naughty But Nice 20
Start at a thin crack on the left side of a shallow scoop and pull through the bulge , then up the arête and over a couple more bulges. At the top there's minor quake damage and it's slightly runout, but you can move left to a rest, and there's optional extra pro (small cams). Now has its own 2-ring anchor.
Simon Middlemass, 1993.
Speak Hers Corner 19
A metre right. Bouldery moves at the first bolt, then nice climbing up a corner past four bolts and a cam to lowering chains or the Naughty But Nice anchors. Ngaio Colville, 1993.
Quake Effect 22
Starts left of Speak Hers Corner a direct line up the crag avoiding the corner, tricky start and steep face climbing to finish. Tony Burnell
Moss Side 22
About a metre right. Climb over a small overlap on finger-holds, with or without side-holds to the right. Then up the steepening wall (committing to the third bolt), with lichen on the top wall. Either move left to the Speak Hers Corner anchors, or climb the finish of The Rocket. Four bolts. Tony Burnell, 2000.
Manchunian Way 22
Climb the wall Just left of a black stain past two bolts and place a wire below the bulge. Move right slightly into the nicheand climb a bulge past two more bolts (strenuous) to a bush on a ledge. Finish as for The Rocket up a small wall above. Five bolts, and a wire. Tony Burnell, 2000.
The Rocket 20
4bolts 2
Start from the pedestal behind the broadleaf a few metres right and blast up the wall (committing start to the first bolt - don't lose power). Climb the overhanging groove above, or the wall just left. A short wall above the grassy ledge has a fourth bolt. Bolt anchors on the ledge above. Good climbing but take care on the start.
Hugh Matthews, 1997.
Note 2
There's a grove of broadleaves and flaxes here, which should be avoided through to the next climb.
A Great Day For Up 20
Obvious crack with a roof near the top (crux). Pull into the crack from the right, then climb on the left. Natural protection and one bolt. Use the anchor rings to the right. Lindsay Main, 2000.
If I Ran The Circus 21
Start from a large pocket and climb rightward through the roof to the first bolt, then up the orange wall with an overhanging finish on jugs. Three bolts and a wire placement in the crack to the right before the second. Lindsay Main, 2000.
Hey Seuss 22
An overhanging start through a roof leads to a bolt and a crack in a solid orange wall with natural gear. Harder than it looks. Two anchor rings. Marcus Thomas, 2000.
Self Discipline 19
The wall on the right side of the corner, through a small bulge (crux) and up a steep finish. Originally climbed directly at about 21; at this grade use the big jugs to the right. Two bolts and a single anchor bolt. Joe Arts, 2000.
Waltzing In The Hills 16
Climb the arête on the right side, using good natural protection from wires and cams. Joe Arts, 2000.
Orange Roughy 22
3bolts 1
Start as for Hey Seuss, moving right past the first bolt onto the orange wall. Haul on the crimpers past two more bolts, with an optional small wire to protect the finish. Three bolts. John Iseli, 2001.
12XU 21
Overhanging start with strenuous hauling through a triangular roof to the bolt (loose holds), then a section of crack with natural gear. Move left to the Hey Seuss anchors. Marcus Thomas, 2000.
El Dorado 19
On the right wall of the broken arête, just left of the corner. Start below the fuchsia bush and pull up on jugs past three bolts. There are no anchors, which is a real pain as you have to scramble rightward to the single anchor bolt of Self Discipline. Joe Arts, 2000.


The roof start of "Hey Seuss" and almost all of the 3 routes Orange Roughy, 12XU and El Dorado appear to have been destroyed in the quakes.

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