Avian Wall

(9 routes)

On the back of success at Hidden Wall, Murray moved his sights along the cliff to less sheltered walls. The rock in this area is less steep than Hidden Wall, and offers both crack and face climbing.
Approach: As for Hidden Wall. At the base of the cliff band, turn left rather than right. Follow the track to the top of the hill (2 minutes). Alternatively, you can approach by taking track up the spur from the top of sunny side of The Pinnacle until reaching a flat sandy bench. 'Seacliff' is at the right hand end of this bench.

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Wall
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
S Seacliff 17
0
9bolts
A tricky move to get established on the juggy wall. Up onto a ledge then bridge the corner, moving out onto the wall then back to the corner. Move across right to the belay ring.
Murray Judge 2020
T Typhoon 17
0
8bolts
Up the short wall and into the corner.
Murray Judge 2019
P Petrelfied 22 15m
0
4bolts wire representing trad
Mixed pro. Start 8m past the large macrocarpa at the top of the hill. Climb past a couple of bolts to a crack at the first roof. Follow up it through both roofs to a DBA anchor. Short but stout. Camalots .4 - 1 (optional second hand-sized cam).
Ruari Macfarlane, Murray Judge, Dec 2019
LA Little Auk 25 15m
0
7bolts
Short stout sport route up steep corner immediately right of Petrelfied. Veers left into the hanging V corner splitting the prow. Developed by Macfarlane/Judge. Currently a closed project, grade unknown
GG Great Gull 21 22m
0
7bolts wire representing trad
Mixed pro. Begins 5m right of the macrocarpa at the top of the hill. Follow a shallow right facing corner/arete straight up and through a small roof, then up and right below larger roofs to DBA. John Hamilton helped develop this route. Doubles of hand sized cams, med-large wires.
Ruari Macfarlane, Murray Judge, Dec 2019
AV Arete-tic Vulture 21
1.02
7bolts
Scramble up onto the shelf below 'Great Gull' and move across right into a crack. Up to a rooflet and pull steeply onto the upper wall. Crimps and pockets to the belay. Great rock and awesome moves.
Steve Carr 2020 FFA
G Givin 16
2.01
8bolts
Surmount the twin horizontal tree roots running along the base of the rock and onto the fused horizontal blocks. A thought provoking move over the bulge and into the hanging corner. Stem the corner until it steepens to the belay out on the arete.
Barry Smith, 2020
LC Layer Cake 19
1.02
12bolts
Begin at the base of 'Givin' and then traverse right to the groove. Bridge up to the roof and squeeze through the narrow section and up onto a good ledge. Follow the line of bolts up an airy wall out right on some great holds. You can climb 'Givin' to the mid-height ledge then join this route at a consistent grade 16.
Steve Carr 2021 FFA
LD Living Dinosaurs 17,16
0
11bolts
Start at the base of 'Givin' and traverse right across two blunt pillars and onto a belay ledge. A tricky move between the two pillars.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1170m4No
 

Start at the base of 'Givin' and traverse right across two blunt pillars and onto a belay ledge. A tricky move between the two pillars.

2160m7No
 

Bridge up the corner to a roof and traverse across left to a ledge. Layback up a groove to the belay.

Steve Carr, Dave Brash 2021 FFA
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