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Table of contents

1. The Tenuite Wall 13 routes in Cliff

All Sport
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.


Follow the main embankment track until you see a small tag marked 3 on a track on your left (about 100-200m past toilets). Following this up will eventually bring you out at 'Grey Warbler'. Continue past along the cliff and up to reach the upper climbs.

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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Fluffy Duck

Far left route

{US} AU:21 Sport 3
2 ** Hi I'm Doctor Terrific

On upper Tenuite.

20 Sport
3 * Headplant

On upper Tenuite.

21 Sport
4 Walk the line

On upper Tenuite. Takes the yellow streak close to, but independent of Loose Unit.

FFA: 2006

FA: Simon Middlemass, 2006

20 Sport 4
5 * Loose Unit

On upper Tenuite. Mostly on big holds, the hard part might be finding them. The bolt line 3m left of 'Go With the Flow'.

20 Sport 4
6 ** Go With the Flow

On upper Tenuite. Start below the obvious tufa/flowstone formations, and follow the bolts up.

22 Sport 5
7 Fat Cats

On upper Tenuite.

19 Sport
8 A Shout Towards Noon

On upper Tenuite. Anchor the belayer to the two low FH at the right end of the wall, then head up past the bolts slightly right of this.

16 Sport
9 Badgers Mount

On upper Tenuite. Access by climbing the first bolt of 'A Shout Towards Noon' then heading across the next ledge.

16 Sport
10 Bent Badgers

On upper Tenuite. Access by climbing the first bolt of 'A Shout Towards Noon' then heading across the next ledge.

19 Sport
11 Lapsed Catholics

Just around the corner from 'Romancing The Stone' and 'Grey Warbler'.

22 Sport
12 Romancing The Stone

High first bolt, then up to chains. 3m left of 'Grey Warbler'.

15 Sport 3
13 Grey Warbler

The obvious slab with two bolts, just left of a wide diagonal crack/groove.

14 Sport 2

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
14 Grey Warbler Sport 2
15 Romancing The Stone Sport 3
16 A Shout Towards Noon Sport
Badgers Mount Sport
19 Bent Badgers Sport
Fat Cats Sport
20 ** Hi I'm Doctor Terrific Sport
* Loose Unit Sport 4
Walk the line Sport 4
21 Fluffy Duck Sport 3
* Headplant Sport
22 ** Go With the Flow Sport 5
Lapsed Catholics Sport