The Great Escape

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
This entertaining little multi pitch climb snakes its way up the cliff seaching out the best climbing to the apex of the quarry. Great beginner route with good views to the Port, the occasional wedding in the garden below, and out to the Peninsula. Can be climbed at night with lights from the Port, and the route makes a good simul-climb. The first few metres of P1 can remain damp several days after rain during winter, but the rest of the route generally dries quickly. Descent - 20m then 30m rap off DBB at top, then mid-station L of the top of P2. Or, scramble up 5m through the trees, hard L through the scrub to pick up a good (exposed) trail leading around the top of the quarry above the Chakrata Wall to the viewing platform.
Reference: 
GE
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11415m8No
 

Start among the bush in the centre of the bowl. Traverse L along the ramp, negotiate a steep step, then R to a slab past a couple of bolts to bolt belay and tree stump.

21415m5No
 

Climb up a steep arete, then hard L to DBB. Location of DBB on photo topo is about 4m too high.

31425m7No
 

Step L and up through drill hole. Buckets recently chipped into this section to maintain grade consistency. Then tend L to steep headwall which is then turned on the R.

Previously grade 18 A0 using side pull on large quarry-era drill hole.

Grade: 
14 ,14 ,14
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
55m
Bolts: 
20
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Marcus Thomas 1996
UUID: 
9d410e3b-906b-448e-bbd0-fc6ad6b72b3f