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Descent is by a 25m abseil from the top of 'Ancient Astronaught'.

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18 * Burning Spear p1 Trad 20m
22 * Burning Spear p2 Sport 35m

The best way to do the link up is in one long pitch. You can lower on a 60m rope but be careful not to drop it in the sea.

20 ** Blunt Instrument Trad 20m
24 *** Ancient Astronaught Sport 35m 2
  1. 25m 24. Crank through the overhang at the base of the NE arete. Continue up the arete and the wall to its left.

  2. 10m 20. Blast straight up from the belay ledge then trend right via the last U to finish on the right side of the arete. No natural gear required on either pitch.

FA: R.Parkyn, G.Phillips & Sep, 1994

18 *** Sacred Site Mixed 30m, 2
  1. 10m. Scramble up to the ledge on the NE side of the Moai.

  2. 20m. Climb the corner onto the pedestal then up to the bolt. From the bolt move right 1m then up via a flake. Trend rightward to another bolt then straight up. Use the anchors of 'Ancient Astronaught' to belay/rappel (a single 50m rope doubled just makes it down). Take a small selection of small to mid-sized SLCDs.

Note: the first bolt is currently loose, the rap chains seem pretty lightweight.

R.Eberhard, R.Parkyn, Aug/94.

16 The Moai Eascape. Trad 60m 2

A two pitch escape route to get you back up the rap route. Grade 12, 16


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