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Valley of the Oceans

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Valley of the Oceans comprises Atlantis Wall, Indian Ocean Wall, Atlantic Wall, Pacific Wall, Ocean Wall and Lower Ocean Wall.

3 hrs.

Access to this valley is from Jardines Boulder Field or by dropping down from Queens Drive. Both take roughly 3 hours, depending on the cliff. The farmland access may be closed during lambing or the roar, depending on what stock is in the various paddocks.
From Jardines: Follow the fence line for approx. 25 minutes. At a large black water tank, turn right and start following the trail up hill.
From Queens Drive: In winter, watch out for avalanches in the gullies. Access is complicated, but can be easy if you know the way. Best to get a good map or photo of the area and make sure you drop into the right valley. This access is best considered if you have already walked from the road up the valley, and then onto Queens Drive. This way you will know where to go.
There are several good bivy spots in the Valley. Three possible options are marked on the overall valley topo. There are plenty more. The first is less than 40 minutes from the car so offers little value other than being a fantastic bivy rock. The second is inside a small cave and has spectacular views. The cave can sleep four but is not exactly luxurious. Higher up and closer to the stream are good 1-3 person sleeping platforms although these do not provide shelter from any rain.

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Type Name
Sector Ocean Wall
Sector Lower Ocean Wall
Sector Pacific Wall
Sector Atlantic Wall
Sector Indian Ocean Wall
Material extracted from "REMARKABLES ICE & MIXED FESTIVAL
ICE & MIXED GUIDE," 2012. Edited and posted with permission.