Weka Wall

(7 routes)

Weka Wall is a very accessible, bolted crag very close to the Punakaiki River bridge. Climbs are between 8m and 18m high. All climbs have anchor bolts. The crag was developed by Neil Silverwood and Heidi Godfrey in September 2009.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
20m
Aspect: 
North
Walk time: 
2min
Access: 

At the Punakaiki river bridge turn left onto gravel road, open gate next to cattle yards, shut gate, drive 200m and Weka Wall is located on your right.

ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPING IS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY/FARM LAND.

Access to climbing relies on this being adhered to!!
Weka Wall’s first few routes were developed during a rainy spell and remained dry the whole time. 10-20m upstream of WW is a small resurgence, this water is part of the Punakaiki town water supply so please do not toilet within 100m either side or contaminate this water. Weka Wall is also home to Weka and Pukeko, please do not feed the birds. Any queries, feedback contact Neil Silverwood neilsilverwood@hotmail.com or Heidi Godfrey heidi_godfrey@yahoo.co.nz. It is highly recommended to wear a helmet at the base of the crag.

Lat/Lon: 
-42.125469000000, 171.332006000000
NZMS260: 
K30 721 966
Topo50: 
BS19 621 349
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
NH The End of Motion 21 18m
0
6bolts
Straightforward apart from the roof near the top.
Neil Silverwood, 2009
VS View to sea 16 18m
0
6bolts
Hands down best climb on the wall. If only Silverwood could put up a route this good.
Heidi Godfrey, 2009.
Eh Eehaw 15 10m
0
3bolts
A good starting point for those new to the vertical hobby
Heidi Godfrey, 2009.
Mx Max 16 10m
0
5bolts
Absolute bananas.
Neil Silverwood, 2009.
WW Weka Watch 15 10m
0
4bolts
Missing hangers at the moment?
Heidi Godfrey, 2009.
Hl Hansel 16 10m
0
3bolts
Bit of a tricky start but turns into a delightful little number.
Neil Silverwood, 2009.
Gl Gretel 13 8m
0
4bolts
Something to do when you've done the rest.
Neil Silverwood, 2009.

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Comments

Weka Watch has all its hangers.
Max has only one hanger so far, but does have another 3 bolts ready to go, the lowest (fifth?) bolt is flush with the face (unless there is a fifth bolt out of sight somewhere near the top).
That this wall "remained dry" whilst being bolted is not to say that it is always dry... it certainly wasn't today ;-)
Description for Hansel seems more apt for Weka Watch. I couldn't send the first move on Weka Watch at all, in fact I had to move to 'Hansel' to get a start and then step back over onto Weka Watch.
Great spot tho! 15 June 2016