Poi E

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
A mixed protection route down the crest of a pinnacle on left side of Quiet Earth Slabs. Interesting, varied climbing with flakes, pockets, corners and slabs. Access by rappel (2x60m) or from below. To abseil, look for 2 rings on crest of pinnacle. Abseil 55m down crest, then climbers right to grassy ledge. Rap 2 - down 35m then look climbers left under small roof. Rap 3 - 57m down then climbers right to LH edge of ledge. From ground, scramble, or ~gd 14 climb up broken slabs to left hand edge of large ledge system to LHS of Quiet Earth slabs. Starts at single ring. 1 set wires, 1 set cams up to #2 camalot and 13 quickdraws, including many long extenders.
Reference: 
Poi E
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11440mYes
 

To access start of route scramble up cracks to ledge on LHS of Quiet Earth slabs. Start from single ring on far left side of ledges.

21958m7Yes
 

Traverse left, then up slabs to wall with pockets, flakes and 2 bolts. Above this angle rightwards up shallow corner. Climb next pocketed wall to 5 star jug and cut loose just for fun. Then corner and slab to 2BA.

31842m4Yes
 

Left around overhang, up cracks and walls towards steep, featured, pocketed wall above. Climb pockets up to narrow ledge, mantel and Honnold rightwards. Up and right across slab to featured flakes, climb to bolt and up to 2BA on grassy ledge.

41755m1Yes
 

Up to overhang; climb on cool jugs (1 bolt) then stick to crest of ridge for a featured and atmospheric finish.

Grade: 
14,19,18,17
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
195m
Bolts: 
12
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Developed S Fortune and Ben Dare Jan 2018 and S Fortune Jan 2022. FFA: S Fortune, Olivia Truax and Sam Waetford, Jan 2022
Route Image: 
UUID: 
0959040e-4895-444b-bf60-27d7f94c3103