Ocean Wall

(3 routes)

This is the large north-facing wall with an undercut start and obvious horizontal banding, indicating a healthy series of overhangs. The crag is about 25 metres high and has some excellent pumpy climbing that stays dry in all weather.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
20m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
5min
Access: 

Find the track on the other side of a swampy area, leading straight to the crag. It follows the main central drainage.

Lat/Lon: 
-42.125869000000, 171.333050000000
NZMS260: 
K30 722 965
Topo50: 
BS19 622 349
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Endeavour 22 25m
2.01
10bolts
Hard moves off the ground can be avoided by traversing in. The route is sustained and slightly overhanging. Be wary of loose holds.
Josh Hudson, 2012.
2 Walk the Plank 24 18m
0
6bolts
Just to the right of Endeavour – a steep pumpy line. While cleaning Josh abseiled off his rope, but fortunately was not seriously hurt.
Jason Blair, 2012.
3 Simone's Nose 18 18m
0
7bolts
Approach on cams by traversing in from Walk the Plank (or Endeavour).
Josh Hudson, 2013
Attribution: 
Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood, http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/

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