Whalebone Slabs

(8 routes)

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

Type: 
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 and hand traverse the rail; then straight up the right hand arête.

Dave Brash 2017 (pitch 1),
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
From the corner step R and up to gain the nice dimpled slab. Quite popular, but a slip at the crux before clipping the first bolt could lead to a nasty pendulum into the corner. This route was retrobolted in 2017 and now takes a line up the wall right of the grassy crack. 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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