Shotwell Slabs

(11 routes)

Shotwell Slabs or "Shotty Slabs"provide consistent climbing on clean diorite.
Climbing Notes::
1 Take 2 x 60m ropes and 14 quickdraws.
2 American Idol is the only route that requires trad gear the rest are fully bolted.
3 Best combo. 1st pictch of Bad Judgement, traverse easy ledge to Eureka, climb Eureka, and finish on Tickety Boo.
4 Best and easiest way to the top of the slab: 1st pitch of American Idol, then cross rightwards to Morris Dancing and climb the last 2 pitches.

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
15 min
Access: 

Six kilometres down the Hollyford Valley from Homer Hut. Park at a double concrete bridge, numbered 2325 & 2326. The slabs are on the true right: walk up the steam bed to reach them.

Lat/Lon: 
-44.813201000000, 168.035545000000
NZMS260: 
D41 175 876
Topo50: 
CB09 075 258
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
TGS Twelve Good Summers 16 ,19 ,17 120m
0
All bolted
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
116120mNo
 All bolted
2190mNo
3170mNo
Nick Craddock, Martin Hawes 2010
No Name 18
0
30bolts
All Bolted
Nick Craddock, Murray Ball, Dave Shotwell 2012
AI American Idol 15 ,16 ,16 142m
0
A light trad rack needed, with occasional bolts for pro. Bolted belays.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11532mNo
21650mNo
31660mNo
Murray Ball, Nick Cradock, David Shotwell, November 2010
GD Gold Dust 22 30m
0
All Bolted. Goes up groove on left to high clip then up slab to first belay station of Morris Dancing.
Nick Craddock, Murray Ball, Dave Shotwell 2012
MD Morris Dancing (In the Moonlight) 19 ,16 ,17 180m
0
All bolts.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11960mNo
21660mNo
31760mNo
Murray Ball, Nick Cradock, David Shotwell, November 2010
Perfect 22 40m
0
9bolts
Murray Ball feb 2012
BJ Bad Judgement 20 ,20 100m
0
Bolted
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12050mNo
 Bolted
22050mNo
Murray Judge, Dave Shotwell 2012
Sweet Sixteen 16 27m
0
6bolts
start at bolt on bulge then finish on smooth slab
Murray and Bronwyn Judge Feb 2016
A walk in the Park 14 40m
0
7bolts
up to shared belay ledge with Sweet Sixteen, 27m rap
Murray and Bronwyn Judge Feb 2016
E Eureka 20 ,20 ,17 ,18 ,15 220m
0
All bolts.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12035mNo
22050mNo
31750mNo
41850mNo
51535mNo
Murray Ball, Nick Cradock, David Shotwell, November 2010
TB Tickety Boo 20 60m
0
Starts at 3rd pitch of Eureka, and branches out right for 3 pitches
Nick Craddock, Murray Ball, Dave Shotwell 2012
Attribution: 
From topo provided by Nick Cradock.