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Table of contents

1. The Moai 8 routes in Area

Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 147.979362, -43.120942

Description:© (deano)

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

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Burning Spear p1 18 Trad 20m
2 * Burning Spear p2 22 Sport 35m
3 *** Blunt instrument linked into Burning spear p2

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.

22 Trad 35m
4 ** Blunt Instrument 20 Trad 20m
5 *** Ancient Astronaught
  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

24 Sport 35m 2
6 * Ancient Astronaught p2 20 Sport 10m
7 *** Sacred Site
  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.

18 Mixed 30m, 2
8 The Moai Eascape.

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

16 Trad 60m 2

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
16 The Moai Eascape. Trad 60m 2
18 * Burning Spear p1 Trad 20m
*** Sacred Site Mixed 30m, 2
20 * Ancient Astronaught p2 Sport 10m
** Blunt Instrument Trad 20m
22 *** Blunt instrument linked into Burning spear p2 Trad 35m
* Burning Spear p2 Sport 35m
24 *** Ancient Astronaught Sport 35m 2