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Laraby Cliff

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This is very short cliff with a large square roof about two metres up.

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Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Nutmeg, 18 18

Steep arete on the left with mostly good holds. Marty Beare '79

 Laraby, 21 21

Left-ward undercling traverse along the main roof line and up. There's a
second "pitch" above the ledge, climbing the right side of the arete. John
Allen '79

 Fastness, 16 16

The smooth wall to the right of the overhangs, with a large ledge in the
middle where Yogi's Dream finishes. Start slightly right of centre and climb
on big holds, with no pro. From the ledge move right to the corner to place
pro, climb the wall beside the corner for a few moves, and then move leftward
across the wall to finish on the left (wires near the top). Charles Sparrow,

 Head Cleaner, 24 24 0m

  • P1
  • 24
  • Trad

Destroyed in 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Vicious roof crack between Laraby and Yogi's Dream.

 Yogi's Dream, 20 20 0m

  • P1
  • 20
  • Trad

Destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Either bridge up from the back of the cave and thrutch onto a blocky ledge, or grunt onto the ledge starting from the right. From the ledge bridge to the top. Good pro.

 Wet Dream, 14 14 0m

  • P1
  • 14
  • Trad

Destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The chimney and corner right of the overhangs. Purists can climb the chimney by easy bridging to the ledge 5m up, or otherwise climb over the large blocks. Then steeply through the undercut bit (crux) into the corner and bridge to the top.