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A nice overhang with a couple of great routes and a couple of projects. Scope for more if anyone is keen.


Take the vague trail directly below the Pretender at Hero Wall. It heads diagonally down hill to a thin ledge above a 10m drop. Navigate this and you will arrive at the Sound Garden Cave

Ethic inherited from Waihoo

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


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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.


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First route on right side of cave. up wall and straight out through roof to anchors up headwall

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, 16 Dec 2011

FA: Arthur Schultz, 16 Dec 2011

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

FA: Stephen Hawkshaw, 12 May 2012

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

FFA: Alan Ezzy, 2012


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