Fossil Point

(5 routes)

Short routes good rock. The rocks are a short walk out onto the spit behind the visitor centre. Being short and above sand, the venue is well suited to soloing, although options for natural protection exist. Lots of scope for new routes. All the existing routes start from the passage which splits the rocks, with the exception of Farewell Rib, which starts from the machair at the end of the passage and Brits Abroad which starts behind the smaller boulder adjacent to the main rocks.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
5m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
5 minutes
Access: 

No idea if climbing is allowed, DOC administered.

Lat/Lon: 
-40.507077630000, 172.729594200000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Brits Abroad 8
0
wire representing trad
From the alley behind the boulder, climb the short steep face then the cracked gulley above.
Tom Last 03/2007
Fossil Gully 6
0
wire representing trad
Climb the stepped gully from the passage that splits the crag opposite Rhinoceros.
Tom Last 03/2007
Stegasauros 8
0
wire representing trad
From the grassy knoll, step left into the scoops and climb using the spikey arete on the left.
Tom Last 03/2007
Rhinoceros V1
0
From the passage that splits the crag, climb rightwards on big jugs until a couple of hard pulls lead to the obvious horn.
Farewell Rib 14
1.02
wire representing trad
From the grassy knoll, step high then climb the obvious aesthetic arete direct on good sidepulls. This route can be poorly protected with hard-to-place wires.
Tom Last 3/2007
Attribution: 
UKC member "Southern Man"