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Orbell Street


Climbing and bouldering in urban Timaru. Its pretty small but as accessible as it gets!
The crag is a small basalt outcrop found on the western end of Orbell Street, in the big dip near Morgans Road. Halfpipe Wall is directly behind the skate halfpipe (which is now gone). For the Aoraki Ara Timaru OE Memorial Wall follow the main track for about 150m, then turn right and up a faint track for 20m.

1 - 3 min
North West
POINT (171.21483299 -44.38333335)
BZ19 578 840

The land is owned by the Timaru District Council (thanks to Bill Steans, Parks and Rec manager, for support and permission).

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Have there been any updates on this wall?

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 09:04 Permalink

Doh! I always fall for that trick. Heading back down to Timaru in August, watch out Orbell St...

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 07:32 Permalink

The inside of the gate has a latch that's separate from the padlocked part.

Sat, 16/07/2016 - 21:08 Permalink

Access seems to have been cut off by a deer fence and a padlocked gate. Or did I miss something? Thanks for comments, heading back there in a couple of days and as mentioned the site certainly is accessible.

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 08:49 Permalink

EnjoOrbell St is not in any guide book that I have seen, go climbing and put something together. Enjoy!

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 19:45 Permalink

Not sure which edition of RD South it's in. Possibly the first? May not have been added in the end. Tried to contact Ivan for the info but was not successful. Next option would be to climb the problems and add them based on that.

Here's the flickr link:
Grade suggestions seem about right, and it shows some of the stand out lines. There's a fair bit more though.

Definitely a couple that would take gear and go to the top.

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 19:07 Permalink

Please feel free to just add it. There is nothing in RD South, and where is the commercial sensitivity?

Sun, 19/06/2016 - 22:15 Permalink

Heading to Timaru this week and hoping the weather will allow some climbing. I can get the MojoZone site mentioned here but not the Flickr link that coli_me mentions. I gather Ivan Vostinar has published the 30 odd problems that he and Rich worked on in Rock Deluxe South. What is the process or protocol of getting that information onto this site? Or is it commercial and I just need to buy the book?

Sun, 19/06/2016 - 13:50 Permalink

Sounds vaguely familiar, must have either seen it in an old guide at some point or it might well have been mentioned on the old mojozone site. I don't remember seeing any proper route descriptions or such though...
I'll have a poke around and see if I can dig up the info.

Sun, 05/06/2016 - 04:55 Permalink
Sash Nukada and Robert Scott