Hidden Wall

(8 routes)


This is accessed via Track Two, or by following the base of the crag for 60 metres from the Left Side to a large area of water-worn boulders. This is a great place to scope the crag. The Hidden Wall area is reached by the trail that runs along the foot of the crag left of the start of High Ideals & Crazy Dreams. Move left and up, hugging trees for 20 metres or so.
Climbs 4 to 8 start off a large ledge which can be reached via either Proximity Infatuation or Safety in Numbers.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
1 Proximity Infatuation 21 20m
Good varied climbing on fantastic holds. From the tree, head up the slab using opposing side pulls. Rock straight through the bulge to easier ground. Tackle the small flake and move through to the anchor.
Paul Rogers, April 2002
2 Safety in Numbers 22 15m
Climb the steep slab past three bolts. Devious moves go slightly right to a hard sequence over the bulge. Climb straight through to the last bolt.
Mark Sedon, April 2002
3 Retrosexual 22,23 33m
First climbed on natural gear, this climb was retro-bolted by one of the first ascensionists in 2004. It makes an engaging, sporty outing. The biggest holds you’ll ever fall off! Don’t swing around when back-cleaning or abseiling the route so that you don’t cut your rope on the abrasive edges. It’s happened before!
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Starts as for Safety in Numbers. At the 3rd bolt, traverse right through edges and ledges. Mantle over to the anchor.


Bridge into the corner and then balance your way over to the arête. At the top of the arête, move right onto the slab and suck it up to finish.

Paul Rogers, Hugh Barnard, 1993
4 The unknown 23 18m
wire representing trad
From the belay of Groove Armada, hand traverse left, then mantle into the large corner. From the top of the corner move right and up. Steep laybacks lead to more moves right then up to a ledge and belay. Take some wires and small cams.
Paul Rogers, Steve Walker, April 1993
5 Groove Armada 23 29m
Fantastic climbing up a series of grooves, to the very top of the crag. The easiest way to get to a good belay for Groove Armada and Balancing Buddha is for the belayer to clip the first bolt of Balancing Buddha then traverse left to the first bolt of Groove Armada. Clip this, then lower to the belay ledge.
Paul Rogers, Will McQueen, November 2002
6 Balancing Buddha 27 25m
Steep cranking through the roof then delicate face climbing above. Barn door hell!
Jon Sedon, April 2002
7 Tardomania 26 20m
5bolts wire representing trad
This open corner, roof and groove line was originally climbed at grade 20 with a couple of aid moves, but has since been freed with a direct start straight from the belay. Clip the bolts, but take wires and cams to #3. Equipper: Mark Sedon, April 2002
Derek Thatcher, 2003
8 On the Prow 24 12m
5bolts wire representing trad
This climb starts off the right-hand end of the ledge. Use a #0.5/0.75 cam to protect initial moves off the ledge. Climb the blunt prow through a small overlap moving left then up to the belay. Sustained and pumpy.
Paul Rogers, Jon Sedon, November 2002
Craig Jefferies