Place info

Little Eiger Wall

(14 routes)

The Little Eiger Wall is a 10m Eiger N face look alike, containing the first five routes listed. Just around to the right is the Dwarf Wall, with three routes, the last being Cattlestop Cowboy. Immediately right of this is Will and Dave's Wall, named to commemorate two mountain guides. This wall is in two sections - the first above a large boulder, and the second to the right on a green lichen-covered wall immediately behind the now redundant Christchurch City Council sign. Each section of this wall has three routes.

  • West

    Aspect

  • 10 min

    Walk in

  • 400m

    Altitude

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
West
Altitude: 
400m

The Little Eiger Wall is a 10m Eiger N face look alike, containing the first five routes listed. Just around to the right is the Dwarf Wall, with three routes, the last being Cattlestop Cowboy. Immediately right of this is Will and Dave's Wall, named to commemorate two mountain guides. This wall is in two sections - the first above a large boulder, and the second to the right on a green lichen-covered wall immediately behind the now redundant Christchurch City Council sign. Each section of this wall has three routes.

Access: 

Follow the cliff base track towards Britten Crag, past Surgical Strike wall, past the gully base with a Christchurch City Council sign and this little wall can be found after another 25m. The DBA above "Negotiating With a Toddler" services the first five climbs.

Walk time: 
10 min
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
16
0
13m
Natural gear required
  Climbers left arete, graded for the start, otherwise an 11, still pleasant and worthwhile.

Justin Hall & Ben Scott (25 April 2016)

16
0
10m
4X bolts
  Start just left of "Curry Corner" and at the top avoid the easy exit of "False Pretences" and stick to the face.

Justin Hall & Ben Scott (20 June 2016)

17
0
Natural gear required
  A shallow broken groove, naturally protected with reasonable gear, trending slightly right to finish in a V-niche.

Marcus Thomas, 2003.

18
0
10m
5X bolts
  Climb the features to the left of the line of closely spaced bolts, pulling up on the block, which is well locked in. Overhanging and sustained to the top.

Justin Hall & Hamish Castle (10 Jan 2016)

16
0
11m
Natural gear required
  Climbers right arete, takes a smaller range of protection, particularly for the airy finish.

Justin Hall & Chloe Armour (25 April 2016)

18
0
Natural gear required
  Around the corner and twelve metres right. Start up a thin crack with a tussock on black rock, moving left to gain the blocks on the left, and finish up the corner. Spaced protection. Anchor to a bolt.

Joe Arts, 2003.

17
0
Natural gear required
1
  Overhanging blocky-looking line on black rock a metre right, just beside the large overhang. Worth-while climbing on excellent rock with good natural protection.

Lindsay Main, 2003.

21
0
  Short route up a stepped roof on the right side of the overhang, traversing leftward from a good hold and then up past the second bolt. Two bolts. Anchor to a bolt about five metres left.

Marcus Thomas, 2003.

20
0
10m
4X bolts
  This is the first climb on the next wall - Will and Dave's Wall. Start on the ground to the left of the block. Hard off the ground past first bolt – use a single locking 'biner on the first bolt to reduce length of fall. Past 3 more bolts to DRA.

Mike Atkinson, 2005.

17
0
10m
3X bolts
  From the top of the block clip the first bolt, step up left onto the face past 2 more bolts to DRA.

Mike Atkinson, 2005.

17
0
10m
3X bolts
  Start from either on top of the block or on the right hand side of the block – layback past first bolt and up past 2 more bolts to DRA.

Mike Atkinson, 2005.

13
0
10m
3X bolts
  This is the first route on the more south-facing section of the wall. The hangers have been removed - presumably because of loose blocks. Slightly rounded holds at the bottom lead to easy finish. Three bolts & DRA.

Mike Atkinson, 2005.

14
0
10m
5X bolts
  A steep start and up. Five bolts & DRA. In memory of Dave Hiddleston, who died on Mt Tasman while guiding in 2003.

Mike Atkinson, 2005.

14
0
10m
5X bolts
  This climb follows the right side of the slab. Five bolts & DRA. In memory of Will MacQueen, who died on the Fox Glacier in 2003.

Mike Atkinson, 2005.

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