Gumboot Ledge

(4 routes)

The ledge on the left side of the Arboretum, halfway up.

Altitude: 
150m
Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
10 min
Access: 

Accessed by climbing either While You See A Chance or Never Mind the Bullocks.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
3 Arc Of A Diver 16 ,19 ,20 41m
2.01
16bolts
At the large tree hanging over the end of Gumboot Ledge, starts two metres right of the finish of While You See A Chance, and can be linked to give a five-pitch climb.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11618m6No
 

From the dusty chimney step on to the right wall and gain the arête. Continue on large, solid holds (big space between bolts) and through the juggy overhang. On up the increasingly exposed arête to a crux just before the move right to a two-ring anchor.

21915m6No
 

Easily up to the narrow point on the arête and move right where it steepens. Negotiate loose rock at the right and move left (crux) to a rest. Easily up the jugs to a chain station at the ledge with a small tree.

3208m4No
 

Awkwardly gain the right-leading ramp and climb past three bolts. Then climb the face delicately to the chain anchor (crux).

Lindsay Main, Jack Grinsted, 2008
4 Up To The Neck 18 18m
0
1bolts wire representing trad
Naturally-protected route starting at the corner/crack just right of a two-ring station. Starts on black rock with good holds. From a bolt traverse right four metres to an anchor station.
Joe Arts, 2008
5 Blistering Banacles 17 ,17 33m
0
6bolts wire representing trad
Start at a high anchor station on the right side of Gumboot Ledge, climb through the overhang on solid white rock to a ledge; then after two bolts move left and climb the right-facing corner and crack to a chain station.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11718m6No
 

Start at a high anchor station on the right side of Gumboot Ledge, climb through the overhang on solid white rock to a ledge; then after two bolts move left and climb the right-facing corner and crack to a chain station.

21715mYes
 

This pitch was led on natural gear and down-climbed. Follow the crack through appallingly loose black rock with crux moves bridging into a small cave. Large gear for pro.

Joe Arts, 2008
6 Plan B 19 30m
1.02
11bolts
Can be combined with Never Mind The Bullocks for a 70 metre, 3 pitch route. Start as for Blistering Barnacles, but continue straight up the crack which steepens steadily. Move through the overhangs to rests; then climb the upper slopey section to the tree and a chain anchor
Francis Main, 2012
Attribution: 
Lindsay Main. Additional information added from the pdf by Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood. http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/

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