Whalebone Slabs

(8 routes)

The Whalebone slabs include the first walls encountered as you walk the track from the Osborne carpark.

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Wall
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
RS Riding Shotgun 17,20 20m
0
9bolts
Up the groove on the right side of the boulder. Traverse right on pockets to a tricky move up to the ring belay.
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11712m5No
 

Up the groove on the right side of the boulder. Traverse right on pockets to a tricky move up to the ring belay.

2208m4No
 

Scramble up to the next block, hand traverse the rail then straight up the right hand arête.

Dave Brash 2017 (pitch 1), Steve Carr (pitch 2)
1 Paul and Pixie’s Sunday Outing 18 10m
0
wire representing trad
Up the slab from the top of the crack.
Paul Prince 1997
2 Reality Surfing 18 10m
1.02
8bolts 2
Climb the wall immediately right of the corner and onto the dimpled slab. This route was retrobolted in 2017. Follow lots of new bolts to the summit.
Steve Carr 1997
3 Reality Direct 18 10m
0
1
Potential for fall onto block on the move before the second bolt.
Steve Carr, 1997
4 Left Hand on the Whales Back 16 8m
0
Start at the foot of arete behind detached block.
Dave Blair 1997
5 Cheats Wall 18 8m
0
R from first bolt of LHOTWB.
Grant Furlong 1997
6 Scapula 19 8m
0
A good wee climb; tricky moves to nice faceclimbing. Escapable.
Steve Carr 1997
7 Off the Shoulder 17 8m
0
Good moves at the top.
Dave Blair 1997
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