Main Wall All Sport climbing32 routes in sector
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Many routes are 35m+ and will make your forearms feel like they have been bludgeoned by blood. Sun till 11 AM in the summer. Starts getting shade at 9 AM AEDT and is fully shaded by 10 AM AEDT at equinox (Mar/Sep) (or 8 AM / 9AM AEST). No sun in winter. Wind proof gear is a must in the winter.
Access issues inherited from Radiata Plateau
The vast majority of crags in this area are actually located on private property, and climbers access could be revoked at any time. There is an active community campaign to stop any housing development and make this public land. Be friendly and courteous to any non-climbers you see on the plateau - they could be the owners!
After rapping in, walk 15m down the track and turn right. The wall looms over you after about 50m. Mind the cliff edge very close to the somewhat loose shaley track, it is a very big drop and there are spots where you wouldn't want to trip as it would definitely lead to a 50m death fall. As if that wasn’t sketchy enough, a tiger snake has been seen occupying one of the small cave slots ON the track, about 20m R of Tiger Snatch, where a single misstep in fright would certainly result in a 50m death fall. The chopped bolts evidence many people's desire for a safety line along here ... and others' disagreement.
Mind your rope length as routes often lower off beyond the cliff edge, or at the very least significantly lower than where the route starts. You will need a 70m ROPE MINIMUM! And tie a knot in the end of your rope.
Ethic inherited from Elphinstone
There are many CLOSED PROJECTS in both sectors. As a matter of respect, stay off them unless you have permission from the person who bolted it or the project becomes listed as open.
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