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.

Type: 
Wall
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
15 Step 15 35m
0
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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
1.02
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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
1.02
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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