Coalditz Crag

(12 routes)

This crag is above the road between Sumner and Lyttelton, about 1.5 kilometres on the Lyttelton side of Evans Pass. It is the best bit of rock in the area.
Climbing
The rock is hard and fairly clean on the main buttress, although there is a preponderance of red lichen. A ledge around the bottom provides a convenient starting point for most routes. This is accessed from either side depending on what you wish to climb.

SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE IN EARTHQUAKES

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
200m
Aspect: 
South
Access: 

Access
As you drive up the long straight in the road above the harbour coal storage area, the crag is visible as a distinct outcrop of red rock up the hill above the end of the straight and slightly to the right. Park in a safe place and walk up the hill. Alternatively, park at Evans Pass and walk up the ridge until you can drop down to the crag from a rocky saddle. From central Christchurch it is shorter to Evans Pass via Lyttelton than via Sumner.
THE ROAD FROM LYTTELTON IS CLOSED FOLLOWING THE EARTHQUAKES

Lat/Lon: 
-43.598448980000, 172.737298360000
NZMS260: 
M36 888343
Topo50: 
BX24 788 727
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Skiing Defective 17
0
Find the large crack. Climb the arete right of it using pro in the groove. Jam the crack to the belay ledge. One bolt. Neil Sloan '92
The Harass Gang 20
0
The right arete, onto the slab, then up to the overhang past the spike. Mount the bulge then up the wall moving left to the ledge. Neil Sloan '91
Loosening The Noose 19
0
The gully to the right of LTN. Neil Sloan '92
Hot Coals 22
0
Gain the hollow then move right across the wall to the arete. Neil Sloan '92
Fossilised Fright 21
2.01
Clip the bolt, then move left to the arete and up. Neil Sloan '91
Namaste 16
1.02
Bridge the corner, move left, and take on the rooflet. Neil Sloan '90
Micro Fantasy 21
0
The groove. Bridge until you can stand on the ledge to the right, then straight up the crack. Peter Woolford '92
Rubberneck Goes On Safari 19
0
The right arete. Gain the lower ledge, go right to the next ledge, then left into the crack (crux) above the block. Neil Sloan '90
Ski It! 19
0
The arete above the start of RGOS. Thin pro (RP's). Neil Sloan '92
Attribution: 
By Lindsay Main. Previously hosted on a website by John Davis Data entry by Grant Piper

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@ There are missing routes, need electronic copies