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Red Wall

  • Grades: AU
  • Approach time: 5 minutes
  • Ascents: 215

Description

most popular wall of the sebastopol bluffs, for route description please refer to http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/aoraki/tasman-river/sebastopol-bluffs/red-wall

Approach

driving from unwin lodge park at the third bay after the bridge then follow the track

Routes

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Grade Route

P1 15 P2 16 (Don't bother - scrubby).

Best to do P1 of this then traverse right into P2 of Shark Attack.

FA: Nick craddock, 1980

Tom Fyfe reputedly climbed this route solo, as preparation for the first ascent of Aoraki Mt Cook. It has since been retrobolted and makes a superb moderate multi-pitch rock climb.

FA: Tom Fyfe, 1894

Unnamed link pitch between P1 of Let's go bushwalking and Mako

1 16
2 15

Overgraded and incorrectly named "Kermit" on the 2012 Sebastopol brochure. From the anchor at the top of the first (50m) pitch of Shark Attack, climb up a couple of meters and head left through the bushes to find its start anchor. Either reanchor there, or just continue up without clipping the anchor to avoid drag. After reaching the next anchor, follow the bolts left again and though the overlap.

FA: C.Burtenshaw & AATC students

An alternative start to Red Arete, starting 3m right of that route and climbing to the belay station at the top of the first pitch. Anton Wopereis

mix trad and bolted

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