The Battlements

(19 routes)

This is the steep buttress that is usually the first bit of rock encountered after leaving the car park. All the climbs are steep but usually well-protected.

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
West
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Galahad 12 12m
0
A short groove full of munge at the extreme L end of the Battlements.
Camelot 21 12m
0
The little wall between Galahad and Black Knight. One bolt and other pro.
Lindsay Main, 1998
Black Knight 17 12m
0
wire representing trad
The crack L of the overhang. Good holds at side of crack. Quite strenuous. Some pro from small wires.
Colin Dodge, 1974
Roof of the World 24 12m
0
1bolts
With a long sling, proceed up the wall to the bolt. Clip it and proceed over the blank overhang on good holds. Charlie Crees '81
Knight Errant 15 12m
0
The crack just R of the overhang. Start as for Square Table. Awkward.
Square Table 14 12m
1.02
Mantle onto the ledge, then up the corner. Crux near top.
Holy Grail 17 12m
2.01
Up the R-facing corner to the ledge. Bridge the steep groove above (crux). Reasonable pro. You can escape L to Square Table from the ledge. Don Hutton
Dick Barton's Mate 21 12m
0
From the start of Holy Grail, climb the crack on the wall L of Excalibur. Step R near top, or go straight over if you're brave. Sustained. Tim Morrison '82
Excalibur 20 12m
1.02
1
The thin crack R of Holy Grail. Mainly face climbing on small holds. Sustained and quite strenuous with adequate pro.
Don Hutton, 1967
Stonewalled 23 12m
1.02
straight up the face between the Excalibur and Guinevere avoiding the cracks on either side. Originally soloed, but it is possible to place some pro in Guinevere. Somewhat contrived, but sustained hard moves make a worthwhile route. Paul Jackson '98 (solo)
Guinevere 19 12m
0
wire representing trad
Good climbing with good pro up the steep crack to a ledge. Then easily to the top.
Don Hutton, 1967
Broken English 22 6m
0
The wall R of Guinivere. Well-spaced face holds lead to one technical move and an extended reach to the ledge. Completely independent and excellent moves. Pro only in Guinevere. Sustained.
Bill Atkinson
Dragon 16 11m
0
A short steep crack, climbed using good holds at the R of the crack. Pro not brilliant.
Meat Sandwich 16 6m
0
The wall R of Dragon. Surprisingly good holds. No pro.
Bill Atkinson
Window Cleaner's Entrance 16 12m
0
The wall R of Knight's Entrance. Start at thin crack, move up then R. up a line of jugs until nearly in Lancelot. Move left and go for top. Pro only if step onto Lancelot. Optional direct finish is about 18.
John Howard
Aegis 15 10m
0
The slabby wall R of Lancelot.
Lindsay Main, 1979
Knight's Entrance 12 10m
0
1
Knight’s Entrance was destroyed in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Bridge the twin cracks, then move R into the chimney behind the pillar. Adequate pro.
Lancelot 14 10m
1.02
1
Lancelot was destroyed in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Steep crack with ample holds. Pro is much better since the crack was cleaned out.
Little Red Rooster 21 10m
0
The short but strenuous wall just R of Lancelot. Bolt for pro.
Dave Fearnley, 1981