Right Side Main Wall

(20 routes)

An orange wall packed with steep columns.

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
South East
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
1 Seawitch 22 ,16 34m
2.01
8bolts wire representing trad
The deep, steep corner directly above the lowest point of the Sandy clay ‘V” shaped band is accessed by a fixed chain (route length is from top of this chain). Great bolt protected climbing up the deep corner with the crux at the top before moving R to ledge, then stepping L for a 6m natural pro finished section. Take some medium-large wires and cams #1.5 – 2.5.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12222m8Yes
 The deep, steep corner directly above the lowest point of the Sandy clay ‘V” shaped band is accessed by a fixed chain (route length is from top of this chain). Great bolt protected climbing up the deep corner with the crux at the top before moving R to ledge, then stepping L for a 6m natural pro finished section. Take some medium-large wires and cams #1.5 – 2.5.
21612mYes
 Bridge the steep corner to DBB.
Steve Carr 2001.
0 Orange Peel 27 27m
2.01
6bolts wire representing trad
Fairly sustained with one difficult crux that you keep peeling off from. Step L after ascending Seawitch's fixed chain, follow bolts with a few medium wire placements to finish on Sw ledge.
Mike Simpson 2003
2 Demilitarised Zone 27 25m
3
10bolts wire representing trad
Fixed chain between SW and BoS leads to a line of 9 bolts. Sustained climbing to a hidden hold at mid-height allows you to cross the border onto the upper wall where the nature of the rock changes. Although the struggle eases somewhat, only stamina will take you to the chains.
Steve Carr 2002
3 Balls of String 25 35m
3
13bolts wire representing trad
Follow the closely spaced bolts on the beautiful mottled orange wall L of WtF. Stepping out R to the WtF ledge gives you a quality sport route, but for full experience, step L off the ledge, clip one last bolt and swing around the corner to the natural pro crack (medium CDs) then a wild heel hook onto the semi detached pillar at the top. This finish is a recommended mind blowing 2nd pitch at about grade 19 to any route that finishes on the WtF ledge. Alternatively, bypass the ledge and continue straight up the line in one long push - the rest on WtF ledge has been eliminated.
Steve Carr 2001
4 Welcome to Failure 24 30m
2.01
4bolts wire representing trad
It has all the hallmarks of a signature Lovers Leap classic.The open groove is incredibly sustained, technical and tenuous with the crux at the top, on natural pro. Take a few smallish offset wires and cams to #1.
Steve Carr 2001
5 Pink Cadillac 22 22m
2.01
8bolts wire representing trad
The rock lower down is not quite of the quality of the surrounding routes, but the large amount of traffic has cleaned up this climb. Good pro, (bolts then a series of medium offset wire placements) and continuously great climbing culminate in 'go for it' crux moves to an awkwardly positioned jug, again near the top of course, when your strength has been sapped. Choices of finishes- L onto WtF ledge is best, then a 2nd pitch up BoS to finish for a classic combo.
Steve Carr 2001
JCs Route 23
1.02
2bolts wire representing trad
Continue above the Pink Cadillac ledge climbing a nice corner crack on natural pro (take mostly med cams). Clip two bolts before swinging left to a belay hidden on a sloping ledge.
Jonathan Clearwater
6 It Always Ends in Tears 22 26m
3
3bolts wire representing trad 1
-and that is just getting to the base of the climb! 3 bolts protect you through the chossy cauliflower heads and a traverse L (best back clean as you go), then all natural pro to the top in the mesmeric serpentine crack which appears hand size, but seldom offers more than fingerlocks. Take a comprehensive rack of wires & cams to #2.5, doubling up around #0.5.
Dave Brash 2001
7 Trojan Horse 22 26m
1.02
5bolts wire representing trad
Start as for GG, moving L after 3rd bolt and step around L into tricky corner after reachy bolt clip. Cruxy moves up the thin corner to ledge and final corner on natural pro. Finish at IAEiT DBB. Double ropes are handy. Take large selection of wires & cams to #2.5
Steve Carr 2001
8 Greek Gift 21 24m
1.02
9bolts wire representing trad
Cave Dona dona ferentes. Hard climb. Steep bouldery start gives you a good pump-out and lots of confidence for the real start of the climb. From the ledge, it gets straight into hard bridging for 7 or 8m before crossing R onto another ledge. Simon says that “if you are 19-20 climber and accidently stumble onto this climb then you are f***ed! But if you are a confident 21 climber then you will love this climb. You have a good chance of falling and breaking your legs on the ledge while trying to place small wires”
Dave Brash 2001
Ovation 26 25m
2.01
9bolts wire representing trad
Mike's addition to the brace of Main Cliff classics is a fitting memorial to Bill Bradshaw. The line of 8-9 bolts follows a shallow groove between GG and PU
Mike Simpson, 2006
9 Parallel Universe 25 30m
3
10bolts wire representing trad
Searing stemming and finger-locks up the L facing groove to a no hands rest in a niche. Move out and up hanging corner to a ledge, then up a short wall above.
Steve Carr 2002
10 Bird Dropping 23 20m
1.02
8bolts
Sidle under the VW goove and up the steep face to the left on amazing rock. Further bolts have been added since the pillar fell out of the wall. Finish at the new VW belay or up the top section of PU or continue up LaWR.
Steve Carr FFA
11 VW-Long and Winding Road 23 ,20 40m
2.01
5bolts wire representing trad
Sadly the 8m high pillar self ejected in Dec 2005, moving the route up a few grades from 20 to 23. Start up Unrequited’s fixed chain, move L into the bolted V corner (crux), now known as VW, and up to a bolted belay.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12320m4Yes
 Sadly the 8m high pillar self ejected in Dec 2005, moving the route up a few grades from 20 to 23. Start up Unrequited’s fixed chain, move L into the bolted V corner (crux), now known as VW, and up to a bolted belay.
22020m1Yes
 Clip the bolt and move left around a corner and up nice cracks to an awkward pedestal. Surmount the pedestal, up the corner and through the L side of the W roof. Don't worry about the roof; if you can't hand-jam the gear is good for dogging. Take a big rack! This pitch can be accessed by abseil from a ring bolt anchor on the ridgeline above on the access track. A great adventure.
Pitch 1 "VW" FFA Simon Kennedy 2006
12 Wicked Corner 24 17m
2.01
4bolts wire representing trad
This tough little corner demands more than just bridging. Climb LaWR until you can step R to a large ledge ( recommend belaying from here to prevent long falls due to rope stretch) at the base of the deep corner which Dave Brash climbed to the DBB under the RH side of the W roof in 2001 (grade 21). Good pro with wires and # CD’s 0-3. The pumpy continuation out R through the roof and up the headwall (3B) to finish at chains a couple of metres right of LaWR DBB, finally fell to Jonathon Clearwater in 2006.
Jonathon Clearwater 2006
13 Unrequited 25 ,22 41m
3
7bolts wire representing trad
Originally climbed in 2001 as one monster pitch at grade 24, it has become harder and more sustained now that the bear-hug pillar has fallen off. Now it is split into 2 pitches, 1st of which is a gob-smacking endurance counter-pressure test-piece. Starts immediately above the LH group of 3 fixed chains, levitate up the shallow groove past 5B, then natural pro to the DBB.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12525m5Yes
 Originally climbed in 2001 as one monster pitch at grade 24, it has become harder and more sustained now that the bear-hug pillar has fallen off. Now it is split into 2 pitches, 1st of which is a gob-smacking endurance counter-pressure test-piece. Starts immediately above the LH group of 3 fixed chains, levitate up the shallow groove past 5B, then natural pro to the DBB.
22216m2Yes
 Climb the R facing corner 1B to the peapod with magic knee-bars, and then finish up the off-width crack. This pitch is an essential part of every climber’s education. Take CD’s #1-3.5
Dave Brash 2001
14 Via Magma 22 ,23 40m
2.01
9bolts wire representing trad 1
Start at the central fixed chain. Superb sustained climbing, in a steep open groove. Move L at the top to finish this section on the arête and climb a few metres up to the DBB.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12225m8No
 Start at the central fixed chain. Superb sustained climbing, in a steep open groove. Move L at the top to finish this section on the arête and climb a few metres up to the DBB.
22315m1Yes
 A hard move gets you into a hand-crack in the left-facing corner (separated from Unrequited's corner by a white lichenous wall). Take a few wires and CD's #1.5-3.0.
Steve Carr 2001
15 Killer Wail 23 26m
2.01
7bolts wire representing trad
The curving V corner is stunning all the way, with a killer finish up the arête to the rap chains under the roof. Take a good selection of small-medium wires, plus maybe 1 or 2 CD’s to #1.5.
Steve Carr 2001
16 Date with Destiny 22 31m
2.01
wire representing trad
This has to be up there with the best all natural pro routes you will ever do (discounting the choss band). Weave your way through the 3 cracks, placing multitudes of small-medium wires, if you can hang around long enough. Also take CD’s to #2.5. Fantastic crux right at the top just as it should be.
Steve Carr 2001
17 Moped 18 33m
0
wire representing trad
An extended section of poor rock detracts from the otherwise reasonable route. Trend up and R after the 1st chain as you approach on the cliff. Climb up and R again to bridge up the RH of twin 12m corners. Carry on direct or better follow a crack L around the arête 5m up into the corner next door. From the big ledge, finish up the short corner (crux) and step L to DwD’s belay. Al carried on to the summit ridge on the 1st ascent. Take small- medium wires and CD’s #0-3.5.
Al Ritchie 1998
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