The Nursery

(5 routes)

An amazing cliff which is home to some amazing rock and also some sleepy seals.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
20m
Aspect: 
North West
Walk time: 
1.25 Hours
Access: 

Next cliff along from Wave Wall. Boulder hop along the coast until you are directly below the cliff and wonder look for the unlikely narrow entrance.
Access is dependant on a 10m tidal section so time your approach wisely, also be weary of lurking seals hiding in the rocks.

Lat/Lon: 
-41.921918000000, 171.415300000000
NZMS260: 
K30 785 193
Topo50: 
BS20 686 577
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
S Selkie 16 ,22
3
wire representing trad
Amble up obvious corner to single bolt belay on ledge (backed up by a gear)
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1160mYes
 Amble up obvious corner to single bolt belay on ledge (backed up by a gear)
2220mYes
 Follow the arching roof cracks to the lip and giant flake and anchors. Good gear. Lower to anchors of Omarama Beach then rap to group from there.
Thomas Adamson & Zac Orme 2013
KfaR Kiss from a Rose 25
2.01
1bolts wire representing trad
Zac Orme 2014
Ba Beeched as 18 ,20
1.02
1bolts wire representing trad
Start as for Omarama Beach but when ledge is gained veer right to stiff rock over and slab. Double bolt belay.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1180mYes
 Start as for Omarama Beach but when ledge is gained veer right to stiff rock over and slab. Double bolt belay.
2200m1Yes
 From belay step right onto ledge to gain holds that lead you up onto the arete thing and mantleish finish. Double bolt belay to the right.
Troy Mattingley, 2014
OB Omarama Beach 18
1.02
wire representing trad
Zac Orme 2014
MeS Man eating Seals 19 12m
2.01
1bolts wire representing trad
From the bolted anchor ledge. Start up the wide crack which forms into a flake for which to place gear in. A few cranky moves on edges which is protected by a bolt. Then up and left to the arete/Flake to clip the anchors.
Jarrod Alexander 2014