The Odyssey Wall Guide

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Ian.Grabowski John Pitcairn

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Table of contents

1. The Odyssey Wall 5 routes in Cliff



All Trad climbing

Long/Lat: 175.867899, -38.671005


The most recent, and exciting wall at K-bay. First accessed via Flippin' the grader above and right of Boat Ramp Crack. The Odyssey was climbed ground up in February 2011 and was instantly recognised as a classic.

Access Issues

NO FIRES. Dogs are permitted but must be kept under control at all times. Do not allow your dog to roam, there are kiwi here.

inherited from Kawakawa Bay


Walk to the top of the upper bluff. Turn left and follow the red tape. The track is not completely obvious but runs paralel to the point. When you see a Large pine tree, continue 15m before heading down to find a ledge with DBC. You are at the top of the odyssey. 60m rap down, be prepared to climb out or leave a fixed rope and bring ascenders.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Californication

FA: Dan Head & Matt Thom, Apr 2009

20 Trad 50m
2 Disengage the Simulator

FA: Matt Thom, Dan Head & Rob Addis, Mar 2011

20 Trad 35m
3 Orion

FA: Matt Thom, Dan Head & Rob Addis, Mar 2011

20 Trad 35m
4 The Odyssey

FA: Matt Thom, Dan Head & Rob Addis, Feb 2011

22 Trad 80m, 3
5 Drunken Monkey

Starts 5m right of The Odyssey.

22 Trad 70m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
20 Californication Trad 50m
Disengage the Simulator Trad 35m
Orion Trad 35m
22 Drunken Monkey Trad 70m
The Odyssey Trad 80m, 3