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Knee Cow Wall

Type
Altitude
25m

The distinct left-hand aréte a short distance downstream from the Ocean Wall. Steep lower wall, mostly excellent hard rock with some bands of loose/weak rock. Named for several large Nikau palms which shade the base of the cliff. Helmets strongly recommended.

Image
Walktime
1
Aspect
North
Lat/lon
POINT (171.33765036 -42.12687166)
Topo50
BS19 626 348
Access

Track up to the crag is flagged and cut from the right hand end of the swampy area below the Ocean Wall.

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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
1 1Elbow Sheep, 20 20 20m 7
1.02

  • P1
  • 20
  • 20m
  • 7

This route tends left through the overhanging lower section, around the corner and up the left side of the aréte. Look out for sneaky bolts. Bolted by Neil Silverwood.


2 2Set Menu, Eh?, 22 22 22m 8
1.02

  • P1
  • 22
  • 22m
  • 8

Shares first bolt with Elbow Sheep, then heads right up the steeper part of the face. Meanders a little, especially above the bulge where the rock deteriorates. DBA.


 Optical Illusion, 23 23 20m 8
1.02

Clip the first bolt then step off the ledge onto the climb. Make a few tricky
moves on the orange face, then crank through the sustained overhang. Right
hand route of the crag.


  • P1
  • 23
  • 20m
  • 8

Images

Comments
Attribution
Jason Blair, Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood, http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/
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