Rage Wall

(22 routes)


Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
OL Out on a Limb 19 18m
Tucked in a corner at the far left of the wall in behind some shrubbery. Either climb the tree and dyno for the jug, traverse in from 'TEC' or else grovel up on decaying, suspect holds (which seem to be dropping off with alarming regularity). Then up the steepening wall on good jugs to an eyebolt belay on the left slab. Very pumpy.
John Birch, 1990
EC The Environment Centre Bites the Dust 17
wire representing trad
Boulder up the juggy wall & faint corner to ledge and corner crack. Crux near the top. Move left at the top. Double bolt belay. Good pro.
Joe Arts, 1983
WL White Lies 18
2bolts wire representing trad 3
Start up as for Environment Centre, but from the ledge tend right to clip the first bolt, then up past second bolt to end at eyebolt belay on Supressed Personalities. Not as easy as it looks.
John Barnes, 1988
Into the Trees 21 18m
Direct start to White Lies, no gear until you get to the first bolt on White Lies.
Ton Snelder, 1990
SP Suppressed Personalities 20 20m
wire representing trad
About 3m right of previous climb. Up the bulging wall (preferably without using the battered tree) to jugs and crack. Proceed using holds on right up past peg, this is last good (?!) runner for a while. Continue slightly left to top. Eyebolt belay. The start is strenuous and upper section pumping. Good route, if somewhat serious.
Joe Arts, 1983
Delicia 24 20m
Power up the wall, taking care not to impale yourself on the tree. Belay bolt.
Athol Whimp, 1990
Prizefighter 27
Bolted line just to the left of Leaning Wall with a bloccy crux off the ledge.
Owen Davies. Equipped by Tony Burnell.
Un Leaning Wall 21 20m
Climb onto ledge then onto block, then ascend the steep featured wall, to the left of the vegetated crack.
Tony Burnell 2013
Carbon Nuetral 19 20m
Climb onto the ledge, then climb the pillar.
Grant Piper 2013
Pulling on Pinches 27 20m
8bolts 1
Climb through the overhang to the right of the "Carbon Neutral" groove. Carry on up the arĂȘte to the top.
Tony Burnell 2013
Cli... 20
3bolts 1
Half a climb. Abseil down to the nook with bushes, then climb back up the arĂȘte.
John Barnes, John Chambers
CR Cli...Revisited
Christchurch Disco A1
wire representing trad
An aid route up "a poxy groove that will one day be freed by some spoon with no taste or self-respect." Up a crack then R to 2nd bolt of Smash Palace. Continue R horizontally to bolt on Rage Sur La Plage and rappel off. Knifeblades, skyhook, wires.
Roger Parkyn, 1988
Smash Palace 23 23m
Up the first prominent groove left of A.I., past two bolts to ledge. Then bridge up line left of pillar. Hard.
Joe Arts, 1985
AD Acid Drop 24 20m
Up RSLP to the pillar, then up this.
Andy Milne, 1994
Spoonerism 24 20m
Ascends the wall two grooves to the left of Rage.
Tony Burnell, 1997
RS Rage Sur La Plage 25
Ascends the awesomely steep pillar on its R-hand side. Climb lower wall on small incuts left of A.I. past bolts then up right of side of pillar, move round left after top bolt, trending back right at the top. Sustained. Four bolts plus belay bolt.
Dave Fearnley, 1987
Ground Effect 25
Start as for Rage but stay right of the the 1st bolt continue straight up on small holds till you reach a good cam placement on R go straight up finally joining 'TAI' at around 11mts.
Tony Burnell, 1998
AI The Active Ingredient 21
2bolts wire representing trad
An awesome looking route, but not too bad due to a profusion of jugs. Start up a thin crack to reach ledge. Follow left arching line until it becomes horizontal, then up over roof to continue up easier wall to top. No protection on top section, scary. Very sustained but technically only grade 21 - two bolts, plus cams under the arch.
Roger Parkyn, 1985
B Bodies 22
A fantastic route if you have the balls - some of us settled for enjoying it on T.R
Ton Snelder, 1985
VR Victim of Ravishment 22
3bolts wire representing trad 5
Winds it way up wall up right of BODIES. Provides more climbing than the average Christchurch classic. Start as for A.I. to ledge, moves right past flake to the second bolt then straight up to the third. Trend left then straight up to a crack/Flake where gear can be placed. Continue straight up to the top. Double bolt belay over the top. There's also a separate direct start hidden in the trees, with an extra bolt.
Ton Snelder '85
Buddies 21 20m
7bolts 1
Near the right edge of the wall, starting right of the direct start of 'Victim of Ravishment' and finishing at a double bolt belay just over the lip in the rock scar. Rebolted out of obscurity by Tony Burnell in 2016.
Tony Burnell, 1998