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Short face then move to arete feature.
Interesting climbing on the arete
Absorbing face climbing
Move left off belay then up easy ground to bolts.
To access pitch 5 walk 20m along grassy rib to base of short wall.
Follow crack up face and trend right past two bolts and up to rap anchor. Climb easy ground with some tussock up to base of headwall. [this pitch can be split in two using rap anchor]
Consistent face climbing with good gear
Climb right hand side of slab to top
A moderate grade summer rock climb on a buttress on the Homer Tunnel Bluffs (between Homer Sapiens and Tunnel of Love). Seven pitches (265m) of interesting climbing, well equipped with bolts, 40 minutes from the road. Single rack of cams (0.2 to 2), set of wires and 14 quickdraws. A single rope is fine with a few extenders. Descent. Walking off over Homer Ridge is recommended (short scramble from top of route to ridge and then down to saddle). The route can also be abseiled (eight 30-35m raps), need single 70m rope or doubles to rap. Stay right when rapping the top pitch to keep the rope out of the crack. Bolted with support from the NZAC bolting fund.
Olivia Truax and Sam Waetford, November 2021