Lake Sylvester

(6 routes)

Cobb Valley
Traditional Climbing in an alpine setting.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
1325m
Aspect: 
South East
Walk time: 
1hr 20min
Access: 

Turn right at the reservoir and cross the dam. Continue for 1km to the Lake Sylvester track head.
Start walking to the Lake Sylvester Hut, then 20 mins beyond the hut to the lake.

Lat/Lon: 
-41.104710000000, 172.623964000000
NZMS260: 
M26 784 113
Topo50: 
BP24 684 496
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MG Mumbai Groove 22,23 40m
0
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On the Bollywood Wall. Start in the space between the rock and wall. Climb the arete through till horizontal break. A spicey Mantle leads to the ledge. (devious pro)
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12225mYes
 

On the Bollywood Wall.
Start in the space between the rock and wall. Climb the arete through till horizontal break. A spicey Mantle leads to the ledge. (devious pro)

22315mYes
 

Put your knee in your ear and your foot in your mouth. Revolve and devolve the pretzl 3 times per metre gained ... Now you are doing the Mumbai Groove. Bombay Chimney, very good pro, and hillarous to watch.

Rich Turner Mark Brignole 2008
1 Weeping and Wailing 21 35m
0
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On the Wailing Wall. Climb through the roof on the L-most crack. Finish on the blunt arete or thin crack to the right. Try not to whine as much as the 1st ascentionist.
Mark Brignole 2008
2 Fussing and Fighting 22 35m
0
wire representing trad
The most obvious line on the wall. Good crack climbing leads to a spicey crux on the upper headwall.
Rich Turner 2008
3 Naughty Bits 27 30m
0
5bolts
Steep slab climbing on pockets. Sparsely bolted but safe, cruxes protected
Rich Turner 2009
4 Jammin 18 15m
0
wire representing trad
Behind the tree lies an overhung crack with great pro and a slabby finish.
Mark Brignole 2008
5 Infinnerty and Beyond 17 20m
0
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Kate Finnerty 2008
Attribution: 
Paynes Ford Blog
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