Lower Wall

(3 routes)

The first part of the buttress you meet on the normal access route. Faces the Tasman Sea, and sits just below the obvious lower slab.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
15 Step 15 35m
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Christian channeled his inner Englishman! Not recommended. Poor protection with weird steep-ish movement on the vague blocky face, and then up the Lower Slab.
Christian Miller 27/12/2018
Purgatory Lost 18 40m
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Just left of Chuffer Chimney. Pleasant laybacking up the thin flake feature for a few metres - take care to place cams where LHS flake is thickest and deepest. When the flake starts getting really thin (first ascensionist punched a good amount off), move up by sidepulling arĂȘte on right and RHS edges of crack. Join top half of Chuffer Chimney. Save a BD #4 cam for the top slab just in case something goes wrong.
Kevin Peng 27/12/2018
Chuffer Chimney 16 40m
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Nice climbing up the chimney, and then over blockier ground, with lots of good cams throughout. Once again, save a #4 cam for the top.
Jamie Macalister 27/12/2018