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Table of contents

1. Inland Canterbury 141 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 171.181487, -43.661275

1.1. Redcliffe 31 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.1. Andy's Rock 2 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Tea & Stickies 20 Sport
2 Bread & Butter 15 Sport

1.1.2. Fence Buttress 4 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Feeling the Pinch 23 Sport
2 Crunch Time 23 Sport
3 * Crinkle Cut 23 Sport
4 * Slipstone 22 Sport

1.1.3. Top Cliff 13 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Last Bus to Hale Bob 25 Sport
2 Split Personality 20 Sport
3 Monkey See 22 Sport
4 Bottle Shop 25 Sport
5 Hard Rock Café 21 Sport
6 * Shell Shop 21 Sport 22m
7 ** First Among Sequels 23 Sport
8 Spiny Norman 23 Sport
9 Dinsdale 20 Sport
10 *** Smith City 22 Sport 10m
11 * Super value 23 Sport
12 ** Armourguard 26 Sport
13 * Price Chopper 21 Sport

1.1.4. Shopping Basket 5 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Stretch's Seventeen 16 Sport
2 * Dollar Wise 20 Sport
3 *** Mobil Mart 23 Sport 14m
4 The Wide Crack 16 Sport
5 * Today's Special 22 Sport

1.1.5. Lionel's Bluff 4 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** Verdid 23 Sport
2 *** Verdone 22 Sport 25m
3 ** Vernicious Knid 23 Sport
4 * Versed 24 Sport

1.1.6. Black Wall 1 route in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Black Slabbeth 23 Sport

1.1.7. The Crossley Wall 2 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Soft Touch 20 Sport
2 Crunchie 21 Sport

1.2. Mt Somers 83 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad
Description:

Sub-alpine area, has some of the best cracks and volcanic columns (The rhyolite columns were forced up 136 million years ago) in the South Island. . If trad. is not your preference, the pinnacles area is fully bolted.

Approach:

Nearest major town is Methven - drive to the sharplin falls/staveluy turn off and travel to the Sharplin Falls car park. Take the track to the Pinnacles Hut (not the Mt Somers hut), take the high track over Dukes Knob. The first section is steep trail, but after 30 min. it levels out along the river and it is usually a 2.5hr walk to the Pinnacle Hut with a heavy pack.

1.2.1. The Pinnacles 47 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad
1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle 6 routes in Area
Summary:
All Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Crunchie Nuggets 16 Sport
2 Hokey Pokey 19 Sport
3 Pixie Caramel 19 Sport
4 Hound Dog 20 Sport
5 Perky Nana 16 Sport 9
6 whipped cream 15 Sport
1.2.1.2. Central Pinnacle 3 routes in Area
Summary:
All Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Rocky Horror Show 2p 21 Sport
2 ** Rocky Road 3p 20 Sport
3 Send the Bill 21 Sport
1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle 6 routes in Area
Summary:
All Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Soap On A Rope 17 Sport
2 * Same, Same But Different

20m - steep edgy climbing, leds to a ramble up the slab

17 Sport 4
3 Fresh Start, Dude 22 Sport
4 Zephyr

A nice adventure and a good intro. to this type of rock. P1 - 22m, up the end of the pinnacle to P2 - 23m, the rock deterioates on this pitch. Follow the grove and move onto the rounded top.

15 Sport 2 17
5 Cloak and Dagger 14 Sport
6 Nameless Girl 16 Sport
1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle 10 routes in Area
Summary:
Sport and Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Strong

22m - pull through the bulge and then up the easy slap to the top

16 Sport 6
2 Silent 17 Sport
3 Type 16 Sport
4 Eh? 22 Sport
5 Frisky 19 Sport
6 Foxy 22 Sport
7 Zesty 23 Sport
8 Feisty 25 Unknown
9 Bart's Climb 12 Unknown
10 High Step 20 Unknown
1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag 7 routes in Area
Summary:
Mostly Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Sunday School Felching 16 Unknown
2 Buns Of Steel 19 Unknown
3 Screams In The Night 17 Unknown
4 Sleeping With The Nasty Boys 16 Unknown
5 Corporal Punishment 16 Unknown
6 The Staircase

31m - Long twin crack leads to antics through the roof 1/2 way up. Delicate moves up the slap to a right ish exit.

17 Trad
7 Six of the Best 17 Unknown
1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall 8 routes in Area
Summary:
Mostly Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 A Springtime Festival In Autumn 17 Unknown
2 Spare Rib 14 Unknown
3 Weta Waltz 15 Unknown 16m
4 Misty Mountain Hop 17 Unknown
5 * Frankfurter Duet 14 Unknown 15m
6 Saveloy Heaven 14 Unknown 15m
7 * Beef-Flavoured Sausages

15m - the right most groove on this section of wall

13 Trad 15m
8 Porno Star 16 Unknown
1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress 6 routes in Area
Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Terrible Tales Of Teenage Angst 20 Unknown
2 Parthenope 16 Unknown
3 Bucket Of Fino 16 Unknown
4 Foggy Notion 15 Unknown
5 Watch The Itchy Gobo Blow 13 Unknown
6 Scuttle 13 Unknown
1.2.1.8. Honey Comb Rock 1 route in Area
Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Bit Of A Buzz 17 Unknown

1.2.2. Upper Cliffs 36 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport
1.2.2.1. Orange Wall 13 routes in Area
Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad
Description:

Thus shinny wall looks down on the hut. The crack lines are Mt Somers draw card and thus there are some excellent routes. Take lots of wires and a range of small-mid cams and enjoy.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 thats us Baby

FA: Margrette Alm, Tom Johns

12 Unknown 60m
2 What's Up Doc?

38m - Mixed : A ling grove with 2 distinct sections. Start up the crack with minimum pro. At the bushes follwo the bolts up the face and the arete.

19 Sport 35m, 8
3 * Have You Been Stung?

38m - Mixed. Climb past the bolts under the protruding block and then up the crack. The gear is good, but its often tempting to escape to near-by bolts

19 Sport
4 Steady Eddie 23 Unknown
5 *** A La Weta 25 Unknown 35m
6 Uno 21 Trad
7 Skate 22 Unknown
8 Snapper 25 Unknown
9 Groper 23 Unknown
10 * Orange Roughy

32m - Mixed. Start up Kentucky Fried Kea and traverse right at the horizontal break. The remainder of the climb follows the bolted arete.

16 Sport 40m, 4
11 * Red Herring 16 Unknown
12 Dogfish 15 Unknown
13 Sardine

31m - A long consistent crack, that takes wires and small cams. Most clip the 1st bolt on dogfish before moving right on the crack.

15 Trad
1.2.2.2. The Fortress 8 routes in Area
Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Scimitar 21 Unknown
2 Banana Split 20 Trad
3 Mississippi Mud Cake 17 Trad
4 Black Velvet Sin 18 Unknown
5 Hotline To Jim 18 Sport 50m
6 0800 Butch 23 Unknown
7 Psychological Trauma 24 Unknown
8 Crackline 3p 19 Unknown
1.2.2.3. The Waterfall Wall 4 routes in Area
Summary:
All Unknown
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Wailing Wall 22 Unknown 50m
2 Tsunami 24 Unknown
3 Hang Ten 25 Unknown
4 Pipeline 23 Unknown
1.2.2.4. The Far Side 11 routes in Area
Summary:
Unknown and Trad
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * The Far Side Buttress

32m - the enticing splitter crack , up the buttress. 2nd crack form the left

19 Trad
2 New Age Deceit 21 Unknown
3 Dubious Means 24 Unknown
4 The Contortionist 22 Unknown
5 Pain and Pleasure 24 Unknown
6 Gecko 21 Unknown
7 The Far Side of Never 21 Unknown
8 The Longest Hardest Climb... 21 Unknown
9 Once A Jolly Swagman 20 Trad
10 * Where's My Jolly Jumbuck?

32m - from the last belay of swagman, traverse right and up the next groove. Re-join the swagman route at the top ledge.

19 Trad
11 Koala In A Coolibah Tree 21 Unknown

1.3. Cloudy Peak 27 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.1. Hourglass Wall 11 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Slip-sliding Away 15 Unknown 190m
2 ** Ytivarg 17 Unknown 240m
3 The United States in Mind 18 Unknown
4 Hourglass Right 16 Unknown 300m
5 Hourglass Left 19 Unknown 280m
6 When The Snow Melts 21 Unknown
7 Big Dipper 25 Unknown 310m
8 When The Fog Lifts 17 Unknown 80m
9 ** Fiddler on the Roof 20 Unknown 300m
10 Mission Impossible 17 Unknown 330m
11 * Mission Accomplished 19 Unknown

1.3.2. Centre Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Unbeliever 22 Unknown 180m
2 Demondim 24 Unknown 160m
3 The Groke 17 Unknown 400m
4 * Golly Rodger 20 Unknown 400m

1.3.3. Onslow Wall 2 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Sky-Lab 24 Unknown
2 * Creature Comfort 21 Unknown

1.3.4. Little Wall 2 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Overkill 14 Unknown 35m
2 Kick Out The Jams 17 Unknown

1.3.5. Ferrar Wall 2 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Zero the Hero 14 Unknown
2 Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter 10 Unknown

1.3.6. Upper Walls 6 routes in Area

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** The Great Prow 14 Unknown 350m
2 * Prowess 19 Unknown
3 McC's Crack 15 Unknown 300m
4 ** Needle Direct 16 Unknown 210m
5 Windwhistle Arete 21 Unknown 60m
6 * Southwest Ridge 15 Unknown 150m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
10 Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter Unknown 1.3.5. Ferrar Wall
12 Bart's Climb Unknown 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
thats us Baby Unknown 60m 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
13 * Beef-Flavoured Sausages Trad 15m 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Scuttle Unknown 1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress
Watch The Itchy Gobo Blow Unknown 1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress
14 Cloak and Dagger Sport 1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle
* Frankfurter Duet Unknown 15m 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Saveloy Heaven Unknown 15m 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Spare Rib Unknown 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Overkill Unknown 35m 1.3.4. Little Wall
Zero the Hero Unknown 1.3.5. Ferrar Wall
** The Great Prow Unknown 350m 1.3.6. Upper Walls
15 Bread & Butter Sport 1.1.1. Andy's Rock
whipped cream Sport 1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle
Zephyr Sport 2 17 1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle
Weta Waltz Unknown 16m 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Foggy Notion Unknown 1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress
Dogfish Unknown 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Sardine Trad 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Slip-sliding Away Unknown 190m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
McC's Crack Unknown 300m 1.3.6. Upper Walls
* Southwest Ridge Unknown 150m 1.3.6. Upper Walls
16 Stretch's Seventeen Sport 1.1.4. Shopping Basket
The Wide Crack Sport 1.1.4. Shopping Basket
Crunchie Nuggets Sport 1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle
Perky Nana Sport 9 1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle
Nameless Girl Sport 1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle
Strong Sport 6 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Type Sport 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Corporal Punishment Unknown 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
Sleeping With The Nasty Boys Unknown 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
Sunday School Felching Unknown 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
Porno Star Unknown 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Bucket Of Fino Unknown 1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress
Parthenope Unknown 1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress
* Orange Roughy Sport 40m, 4 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
* Red Herring Unknown 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Hourglass Right Unknown 300m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
** Needle Direct Unknown 210m 1.3.6. Upper Walls
17 * Same, Same But Different Sport 4 1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle
Soap On A Rope Sport 1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle
Silent Sport 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Screams In The Night Unknown 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
Six of the Best Unknown 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
The Staircase Trad 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
A Springtime Festival In Autumn Unknown 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Misty Mountain Hop Unknown 1.2.1.6. The Meat Grinder Wall
Bit Of A Buzz Unknown 1.2.1.8. Honey Comb Rock
Mississippi Mud Cake Trad 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
Mission Impossible Unknown 330m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
When The Fog Lifts Unknown 80m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
** Ytivarg Unknown 240m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
The Groke Unknown 400m 1.3.2. Centre Wall
Kick Out The Jams Unknown 1.3.4. Little Wall
18 Black Velvet Sin Unknown 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
Hotline To Jim Sport 50m 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
The United States in Mind Unknown 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
19 Hokey Pokey Sport 1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle
Pixie Caramel Sport 1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle
Frisky Sport 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Buns Of Steel Unknown 1.2.1.5. Christian Principals Crag
* Have You Been Stung? Sport 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
What's Up Doc? Sport 35m, 8 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Crackline 3p Unknown 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
* The Far Side Buttress Trad 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
* Where's My Jolly Jumbuck? Trad 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
Hourglass Left Unknown 280m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
* Mission Accomplished Unknown 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
* Prowess Unknown 1.3.6. Upper Walls
20 Tea & Stickies Sport 1.1.1. Andy's Rock
Dinsdale Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
Split Personality Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
* Dollar Wise Sport 1.1.4. Shopping Basket
Soft Touch Sport 1.1.7. The Crossley Wall
Hound Dog Sport 1.2.1.1. East Pinnacle
** Rocky Road 3p Sport 1.2.1.2. Central Pinnacle
High Step Unknown 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Terrible Tales Of Teenage Angst Unknown 1.2.1.7. Fog Buttress
Banana Split Trad 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
Once A Jolly Swagman Trad 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
** Fiddler on the Roof Unknown 300m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
* Golly Rodger Unknown 400m 1.3.2. Centre Wall
21 Hard Rock Café Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
* Price Chopper Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
* Shell Shop Sport 22m 1.1.3. Top Cliff
Crunchie Sport 1.1.7. The Crossley Wall
Rocky Horror Show 2p Sport 1.2.1.2. Central Pinnacle
Send the Bill Sport 1.2.1.2. Central Pinnacle
Uno Trad 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Scimitar Unknown 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
Gecko Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
Koala In A Coolibah Tree Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
New Age Deceit Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
The Far Side of Never Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
The Longest Hardest Climb... Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
When The Snow Melts Unknown 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
* Creature Comfort Unknown 1.3.3. Onslow Wall
Windwhistle Arete Unknown 60m 1.3.6. Upper Walls
22 * Slipstone Sport 1.1.2. Fence Buttress
Monkey See Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
*** Smith City Sport 10m 1.1.3. Top Cliff
* Today's Special Sport 1.1.4. Shopping Basket
*** Verdone Sport 25m 1.1.5. Lionel's Bluff
Fresh Start, Dude Sport 1.2.1.3. West Pinnacle
Eh? Sport 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Foxy Sport 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Skate Unknown 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
** Wailing Wall Unknown 50m 1.2.2.3. The Waterfall Wall
The Contortionist Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
* Unbeliever Unknown 180m 1.3.2. Centre Wall
23 * Crinkle Cut Sport 1.1.2. Fence Buttress
Crunch Time Sport 1.1.2. Fence Buttress
Feeling the Pinch Sport 1.1.2. Fence Buttress
** First Among Sequels Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
Spiny Norman Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
* Super value Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
*** Mobil Mart Sport 14m 1.1.4. Shopping Basket
*** Verdid Sport 1.1.5. Lionel's Bluff
** Vernicious Knid Sport 1.1.5. Lionel's Bluff
* Black Slabbeth Sport 1.1.6. Black Wall
Zesty Sport 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
Groper Unknown 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Steady Eddie Unknown 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
0800 Butch Unknown 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
Pipeline Unknown 1.2.2.3. The Waterfall Wall
24 * Versed Sport 1.1.5. Lionel's Bluff
Psychological Trauma Unknown 1.2.2.2. The Fortress
Tsunami Unknown 1.2.2.3. The Waterfall Wall
Dubious Means Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
Pain and Pleasure Unknown 1.2.2.4. The Far Side
Demondim Unknown 160m 1.3.2. Centre Wall
* Sky-Lab Unknown 1.3.3. Onslow Wall
25 Bottle Shop Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
Last Bus to Hale Bob Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff
Feisty Unknown 1.2.1.4. Hut Pinnacle
*** A La Weta Unknown 35m 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Snapper Unknown 1.2.2.1. Orange Wall
Hang Ten Unknown 1.2.2.3. The Waterfall Wall
Big Dipper Unknown 310m 1.3.1. Hourglass Wall
26 ** Armourguard Sport 1.1.3. Top Cliff