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Table of contents

1. Highball Wall 20 routes in Sector

All Boulder

Long/Lat: 175.023662, -38.260524


A great sector with two distinct walls. The limestone is generally good quality. In winter the wall gets great sun in the afternoon, but ice cold in the morning. Certainly a nice place to finish the day. In summer, morning is the charm.

Access Issues: inherited from The Airstrip

Private Land.

Please observe the NZAC sign posted at the entrance to the farm. A $5 donation is suggested for bouldering trips.


Walk past the skyline boulders and follow the single-track that tends left along the ridge line.

Ethic: inherited from The Airstrip

No Chipping. Chalk is OK.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Slapper V2 Boulder
2 ** Dirty Little Slapper V4 Boulder
3 *** Gonzo

FA: John Newby, Richard Knorf

V2 Boulder
4 * 4.VM+

Up left arete.

VB+ Boulder 5m
5 * 4(a). V2

Cruxy sequency up crack, tend left at finish.

V2 Boulder 6m
6 4(b). V6

Dyno from massive jug to lower topout.

V6 Boulder
7 *** K3

Distinctive crack to blank face.

FA: John Newby

V3 Boulder 7m
8 ** 6. V3

Tends right to arete.

V3 Boulder 7m
9 * Pete's Traverse V1 Boulder
10 Stick Insect V3 Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
11 * Spanking Monkeys V2 Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
12 ** Shimmey's Chimney

Very obvious chimney. Descend via cave at back (pops out at the base of 'Topin Crack')

V0 Boulder 4m
13 * Crucify Yourself

Face between 'Shimmey's Chimney' and 'Topin Crack'.

Lay back and crucify yourself to the top. Top out left.

V3 Boulder 5m
14 * Best Breasts 2001

Traverse left from 'Topin Crack' to 'Shimmey's Chimney'. Use the small footers from 'Crucify Yourself' for hands.

V4 Boulder
15 ** Topin Crack

Clear crack:

  • Easiest climbed as a layback, using fantastic jugs deep in the crack.
  • Provides more of a challenge if climbed with jamming.

Topout right and descend via cave.

V1 Boulder 5m
16 * Good Form

Climb the flowstone to crack. Taller people can reach lefthand jug when standing on the flowstone. Topout and descend via cave.

V1 Boulder 5m
17 *** Golden Shower

Layback crack. Tend right to smaller holds with a challenging topout.

FA: John Newby

V4 Boulder 5m
18 ** Golden Shower Direct

Dynamic sit start from mono to sloped rail. Finish as per 'Golden Shower'.

FA: Dave Rogers

V7 Boulder 5m
19 * Golden Shower Static

Same as 'Golden Shower Direct', merely done statically.

FA: Matt Lewis

V8 Boulder 5m
20 16. V3

FA: Rich Kersel

V3 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
VB+ * 4.VM+ Boulder 5m
V0 ** Shimmey's Chimney Boulder 4m
V1 * Good Form Boulder 5m
* Pete's Traverse Boulder
** Topin Crack Boulder 5m
V2 * 4(a). V2 Boulder 6m
*** Gonzo Boulder
** Slapper Boulder
* Spanking Monkeys Boulder
V3 16. V3 Boulder
** 6. V3 Boulder 7m
* Crucify Yourself Boulder 5m
*** K3 Boulder 7m
Stick Insect Boulder
V4 * Best Breasts 2001 Boulder
** Dirty Little Slapper Boulder
*** Golden Shower Boulder 5m
V6 4(b). V6 Boulder
V7 ** Golden Shower Direct Boulder 5m
V8 * Golden Shower Static Boulder 5m