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Either: traverse in to the ledge from the right (16, see start of Smash And Grab), climb the right-hand groove (17, see start of Rebuilding Oscar), climb the face (17, shown) or climb the left-hand groove (21). From the ledge bridge up the main groove, past a drill hole (a triple sling will protect this nicely), and over the blocks at the top.

Access Issues: inherited from Mt. Eden Quarry (CLOSED)

The Long Side and Short Side are both CLOSED until further notice. DO NOT CLIMB.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Robbie McBirney, 1973


Located in Long Side (CLOSED) approx:
Lat/Long: -36.869618,174.766682

Route Grade Citations

17 Community registered grade
16/17 Northern Rock

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 57%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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