Mapoutahi

(122 routes)

Calum Hudson did some work here in 1992–93, but it was Steve Carr who almost single-handedly developed this crag in 1997. The crag is nearing the end of a makeover as of 2018. Many routes have been extended to the tops of the walls - often being aggressively cleaned and retrobolted. Many new sport routes have been opened up. Caution needs to be exercised with some holds as rock that may appear stable can sometimes flake off under pressure. That said, the crag is cleaning up very nicely. Bolts are stainless steel 10 x 75 mm.

FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION TOPOS, VISIT THIS LINK: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mHbiT8cDZZ1_UAfNyWhI_GZBhI4HeeoN...

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
5m
Aspect: 
East
Walk time: 
10 min from road end or 1 min if driving the sandy track.
Access: 

Take the road from Port Chalmers township over the hill towards Long Beach. Turn off left at the ‘Osborne’ sign soon after passing Purakaunui School and descend to Purakaunui Inlet. Drive around the left side of the inlet, passing the turnoff to the Osborne settlement (hidden up the side road) until reaching a car park at the road end. A lake has recently formed on the track that leads to the crag and has become impassable so you will need to park at the road end and walk ten minutes to the crag. It is best not to leave any valuables in your car.

Lat/Lon: 
-45.740076880000, 170.614030910000
NZMS260: 
I44 242937
Topo50: 
CE17 144 321
Attribution: 
Dave Brash

Places

Type Title Edit link
Wall Whalebone Slabs (8 routes)
Wall The Dome (3 routes)
Wall Gumps But-tock (15 routes)
Wall Stone Wall (8 routes)
Wall Jolly Cobbler Wall (8 routes)
Wall The Stronghold (7 routes)
Wall Main Wall Central (39 routes)
Wall Main Wall LHS (14 routes)
Wall Eldorado Wall (10 routes)
Wall Main Wall RHS (10 routes)

This place appears in

Comments

Main Wall Topo, with Main Wall

Tony Burnell & Joe Arts have added in new route over the last 10 years