Sumner Boulevard

(6 routes)

This crag suffered damage during the 22 February earthquake and should be avoided (see comment below).
 
 

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
149m
Aspect: 
West
Walk time: 
10 min
Access: 

From Evans Pass drive 1.2 km towards Godley Head. Park at the obvious lay by, walk 100m further along the road and then straight down the spur for 4–5 minutes.

Lat/Lon: 
-43.583202000000, 172.762126000000
NZMS260: 
N36 908360
Topo50: 
BX24 808 744
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Four blokes on a spoke 16
0
2bolts wire representing trad
The corner/crack on the highest buttress mass. 2 bolts and natural pro.
Ray Button '97
Third age 21
0
3bolts wire representing trad
Reddish wall 5 metres right of 4 blokes. 3 bolts.
Ray Button '97
Polar Bandit 17
0
3bolts wire representing trad
Two metres right of TA. 3 bolts and natural pro.
Ray Button '97
Rhythm Hitches 18
0
2bolts 1 wire representing trad
Shallow groove/corner 3 metres right of PB. 2 bolts, natural pro, chain belay.
Ray Button '97
Public Enemy 18
0
1 wire representing trad 2
the loose flakes * This route has completely collapsed in earthquake - there is a chain anchor and a bolt above a collapsed overhang. A lot of broken debris beneath. * The remains of this route collapsed completely at 6PM on the 16/4/11 in the after shock that evening. See 2nd photo
Hamish Reid '98
Powervacum 18
0
1bolts 1 wire representing trad
6 metres right again. Small overhang.
Ray Button '97

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Comments

Currently this area should be regarded as closed and dangerous due to the quake. It is rumoured to be teetering tilted and bolts and blocks have fallen out.We will be working in that area shortly so should have more details. 4/4/11 Simon M

The 4 routes from the left appear unaffected by the quake but the next 2 are totalled.Photo's to come.