Flock To The Rock

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
13
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12720m5No
 

A Canterbury classic. Starts as for Armitage Shanks, but go straight up and right after the first bolt, through the mini-roof feature and on up the wall above. Beautiful, technical climbing. Once the slab above is gained, most people step left and clip the final bolt of Armitage Shanks. Finishes up and right at the Feminine Positions anchor.
The original line started in the vague groove feature to the right (just left of the Feminine Positions starting pillar), with a couple of wire placements before the first bolt. This version is grade 26.

Grade: 
27
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
20m
Bolts: 
5
Natural pro: 
0
Attribution: 
Move first ascent to field.
Ascent: 
Dave Fearnley, 1988 (original, right-hand start)
Derek Thatcher, 2009 (direct, left-hand start)
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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