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Table of contents
- Access Issues: inherited from Paynes Ford
Tread lightly as land is DoC-owned and access is not guaranteed. Stick to the formed tracks, respect closed areas, and consult with the locals before conducting any new routing work.
From the carpark, walk past the gate. At the toilets, turn left up the formed steps: This will bring you up under 'Rawhide'.
- Ethic: inherited from Paynes Ford
Mostly sport climbing with the occasional thread. Clearing vegetation is frowned upon and may lead to closures. Abseil or lower off: Don't walk to the top of cliffs as it trashes the vegetation.
The line of bolts heading up from the far left hand end of the walking track. Deceptive.
Good Bye Cream-Poofters
Just to the right of 'Blobbet'. High first bolt with an easy but committing move to reach it.
In the scoop to the right of the previous two routes. Try and avoid getting lured onto the harder route here (details not known). Starts up the scoop before heading left?
Shares a start with 'Re-election Blues', but continue up the scoop to chain.
On a short wall next to 'Calling All Hobbits'. Follow the swarm of bolts to the top, but check the condition of the mallion before committing to lower off it. Consider abseiling.
Calling All Hobbits
1 bolt up the right arete to chain.
|7||Elvis Lives In Takaka||18|
|9||Bite My Chunk||19|
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Identifiable by the stake hanging next to the first bolt, to the left of the obvious roof ('Rawhide'). Up and over the small roof, there's an optional thread as well.
Start just right of 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' and follow the bolts to the top of the cliff. Optional threads.
Shares a start with 'Gorgonzola Goes', but heads a bit further right.
|15||Tongue In Groove||20|
FA: Willie Butler
Climb the easiest way to the lip of the cave from the big chalked ledge at the back.
Stick-clip the hanger out on the lip. Once you reach this, head up and over the pyramid of rock (2FH). There are 2 more FH on the final slab before the chains. Rope drag when lowering is pretty bad: consider abseiling.
|23||Golden Bay Connection||24||16m|
|25||Woop, Woop Pull Up||22|
|26||Last Call For Flight 911||21|
|27||Bob and Betty go Mating||22|
|12||Calling All Hobbits||1|
|17||Good Bye Cream-Poofters|
|18||Elvis Lives In Takaka|
|19||Bite My Chunk|
|20||The Fearless Vampire Killers||3|
|Tongue In Groove|
|21||Last Call For Flight 911|
|22||Bob and Betty go Mating|
|Woop, Woop Pull Up|
|24||Golden Bay Connection||16m|