Wye Creek Ice Main Area

(10 routes)

Main Area

Altitude: 
1500m
Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
South East
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Unknown
0
2 Quite Bent WI5 60m
0
2 pitches
Allan Uren, 1995
3 Why? WI5 60m
3
A classic. 2 30m pitches, or 1 60m pitch. First half is a great steep pumpy pillar. The 2nd half is a little easier, with a shorter but steeper hard bit.
Dave Vass, 1995
4 Why Not? WI4
1.02
WI4+. The blobs just right of Why?, finishing at the same halfway lower angled section. Then V-thread off, or finish as for Why?
Allan Uren, Dave Vass, 1995
5 Fear of Flying Pitch 1 WI4 25m
1.02
The steep flow
Pete O'Connor, Bruce Hasler, 1995
6 The Iron Curtain Pitch 1 WI2
0
The lower-angled right-hand side. WI2+ or 3-.
Pete O'Connor, Bruce Hasler, 1995
7 The Iron Curtain Pitch 2 WI3 20m
3
This is the name given to the entire upper tier left of Fear of Flying. Really it is at least 4 or 5 individual lines, which range from WI3 to WI4. Maybe the most popular route at Wye Creek is the left-hand most line, which is a nice WI3 pitch that starts steep and eases as you get higher. Double bolt belay on the left wall at about 20m. For the other lines, it's V-thread or walk off.
Pete O'Connor, Bruce Hasler, 1995
9 Fear of Flying Pitch 2 WI4
2.01
A good steep pillar. The difficulties ease after about 10-15m and you can V-thread off. The climbing does continue for 50m or so to the top though.
Pete O'Connor, Bruce Hasler, 1995
10 Hot Water M6 20m
2.01
You can use the three bolts on the right wall to climb the ice at the start, which doesn't always form. Two bolts for the rock moves through the roof to the left at top of ice then onto ice dagger and climb around this to belay on ice ledge above.
Allan Uren, 1999.
11 This Machine Kills Fascists M7
0
To the two bolts at start of steep wall is M7. Extension to top of crag has not been climbed.
Jono Clarke, 2007