Section navigation


Outstanding, best as one long pitch. Pitch 1 (16), 23m: From the right of the belay ledge, climb up and move right to the arete after the 3rd bolt, continue up, stepping right to reach the ledge and DBC belay. Pitch 2 (16), 22m: Move back left to the arete and continue up the balancy slab to the DBC belay.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Stephen King, 2005


Located in Kawakawa Bay approx:
Long/Lat: 175.870345,-38.668758

Route Grade Citations

16 Community registered grade
*** Zachary Brierley
16,16 Zachary Brierley
16 *** Jess Dobson

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 85%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

crux fantastic brilliant classic arete

Learn about creating circuits.

Activity Configure

Check out what is happening on High Hopes (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.