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Description

The classic crag for the area. If your only here for a day or two this is definitely the crag to check out. Very exposed at approximately 1000 meters and a some of the classics of the area. Don't leave without climbing 'The Mission' Bring a 60m rope and lots (12+) quickdraws

Approach

From the top of the road, follow the walking track for approx 20 minutes. You will eventually come to a junction with a sign that says "track" pointing one way and a waterfall the other.

Ignore the sign and follow the bridge across the waterfall. Continue to follow the water pipe. Keep folowing until it turns into a walkway. Follow the walkway all the way to the end. You will eventually come to the main waterfall of Wye Creek. Cross the final bridge then follow the small walking track up to the main wall. If you are walking on a path that doesn't look well trodden, you are going the wrong way. You will end up at the Main wall, and you will know you are at the arete where 'The Mission' is as there is a small tree there too.

Routes

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Start 3m left of 'The Quest' up past two FH. Then step over onto the left slab and continue up the last 5 remaining FH to a chain anchor.

FA: Sally Carter, 2004

Start at the fixed belay anchors at the bottom. Straight up the slab past 5 FH and lots of holds. Chain anchor

FA: Swenja Stellfeld, 1997

FA: Steve Carr, 1998

Start as for Alien Resurrection and finishing up corner to anchor left of Bigger than Big.Originally climbed the 88 Chocolate Treats start then straight up the upper corner

FA: Simon Middlemass, 1998

Two meters left of 'Bigger than Big', just next the the small tree. Straight up the face past to FH to a small rooflet with another FH over just above. Continue through the bulge and left at the overhang with one FH on it. Follow the large crack to the left and back onto the face for an easy finish at the chain anchor.

FA: Swenja Stellford, 1997

Up through a lightly steep section with some great jugs past 2 FH then a big move up over the bulge. Nice and easy slab climb to finish, though may be a tad run out for a beginner leader. Double ring lower off.

FA: Ian Binnie, 1996

FA: Guillaume Charton, 2005

FA: Guillaume Charton, 2007

Crag classic. Don't miss it. Start on the face facing west then follow the FH's up and left onto the arete, to the top. Great exposure! Chain anchor

FA: Mark Whetu & Russ McRae, 1996

FA: Mark Woodward, 1996

FA: Tony Burnell, 2007

FA: Russ McRae, 1996

FA: Doug Smelie, 1999

FA: Tony Burnell, 2007

FA: Mark Whetu & Russ McRae, 1996

FA: Doug Smellie, 1999

FA: Sally & Aaron Ford, 2007

FA: Tony Burnell, 2007

FA: Sally & Aaron Ford, 2007

FA: Bruce Dowick

FA: Gordy Watson & Andy Mills

FA: Ian Binnie, 1996

FA: Doug Smellie, 1999

FA: Ian Bull, 1999

FA: Doug Smellie, 1999

FA: Ton Burnell, 2007

FA: Doug Smellie, 1999

FA: Ian Bull, 1999

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