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Description

The next tier down from 'Hero Wall', about 100m further on. Steep cave. Lots of potential for short difficult sport lines.

Approach

Take the vague trail directly below the Pretender at Hero Wall, follow down to the right. follow for about 100-150 metres, at one point goes along a narrow ledge with 10 metre drop below.

Ethic inherited from Waihoo

A mixed of sport and trad routes but all the routes are well equiped with lower offs and solid bolts

History

Only a few routes so far. Down On The Upside was the first route to go up in 2011, then Talking Marmots and Arboretum in 2012. Still quite a lot of potential.

Routes

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1
Brian pro Sport Project 15m, 5

At start of cave. First 5 bolts are in but roof finish is not complete.

2
22 ** Down on the Upside Sport 15m, 5

The prominent prow feature in the centre of the first part of the cave. Turn the hard roof down low to a rest, then follow overhung prow and roof above to lower offs. Can be done in all but the heaviest of rain. Six ring bolts and double ring lower offs.

FFA: Arthur Schultz, 2011

FA: Arthur Schultz, 2011

3
23 ** Talking Marmots Sport 12m, 6

2m left of DotU. Boulders start then up steep wall to clip anchors on lip of roof

FA: Stephen Hawkshaw, 2012

4
25 Arboretum Sport 18m, 5

Start left side of cave. Bouldery start, up through bulge and headwall to anchors

FFA: Alan Ezzy, 2012