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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Fri 13th Apr 2018 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
22 Honey I Blew up the Atoll

Onsight to the anchor below the roof. Fell of slopers over the mantel because i was simply cooked from the days climbing

Sport 19m, 6 Motatapu Valley Good Max Gordon
Fri 13th Apr 2018
24 Zoot Alors

Pulled through the moves then down graded it in my head. Fell off during my red point attempt; lesson learnt

Sport 25m, 7 Motatapu Valley Very Good Max Gordon
Fri 13th Apr 2018
25 Lollapalooza

Classic in my opinion. Definitely one of the best routes i climbed in NZ and was stoked to get the send. Split personality; dynamic first move leaving the slab, thin face climbing too roof and powerful moves through to anchor.

Sport 25m, 9 Motatapu Valley Classic Max Gordon
Fri 13th Apr 2018
23 Jack Be Nimble

The candle stick feature is cool to climb on. Anchor is right out to the right so theres a few moves through shitty rock.

Sport 25m, 6 Motatapu Valley Good Max Gordon
Fri 13th Apr 2018
Tue 20th Mar 2018 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
23 Up Your Scud

Not enough fuel left 4th day on.

Sport 17m, 6 Motatapu Valley Very Good Anthony Cuskelly
Tue 20th Mar 2018
21 Aretenaphobia

Off at the last move!

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Very Good Anthony Cuskelly
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Sun 11th Mar 2018 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
18 The Ramp

First trad in ages

Trad 13m Motatapu Valley Very Good Mirec Tkac
Sun 11th Mar 2018
Sun 25th Feb 2018 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
25 Lollapalooza

Good route, nearly fell before clipping the anchors

Sport 25m, 9 Motatapu Valley Claudio Trefny
Sun 25th Feb 2018
Tue 20th Feb 2018 - Motatapu Valley
The Alcove
19 Chinese Hospitality

Pumpy. The arms were warm afterwards.

Sport 15m Motatapu Valley Good Adam Sanders
Tue 20th Feb 2018
19 The Army Route

Climbed it in the rain. The anchors were wet. Was scary!

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Good Adam Sanders
Tue 20th Feb 2018
18 Wall Street

Holds and feet where you need them, nice stretched out feet, strong holds at all clips

- with Joel Lake
Sport 18m, 5 Motatapu Valley Very Good Will Spinelli
Tue 20th Feb 2018
22 The Colonel's Secret

Brilliant climbing. Put my hands in a rats nest one move into the crack. Was funny.

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Very Good Adam Sanders
Tue 20th Feb 2018
Tue 2nd Jan 2018 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
17 Short cut to Exposure

Damn this climb is SICK! Best climb at the grade I've done. Has everything, the chimney at the start, the move around onto the arete, the slight overhang, then the slabby climbs up to the chains. A must do for anyone visiting the area. The 4th or 5th bolt changes sides in the chimney and isn't visible from the bottom.

Sport 30m, 14 Motatapu Valley Mega Classic Hugh
Tue 2nd Jan 2018
16 Aratuatahi

Technical start but great sustained climbing the whole way up. Has beautiful thin moves, a nice undercling half way up, and is well bolted.

Sport 16m, 5 Motatapu Valley Classic Hugh
Tue 2nd Jan 2018
14 Elvis Trashes His Car

Fun little bulge and then nice moves all the way to the top. Some lichen towards the top also.

Sport 12m Motatapu Valley Very Good Hugh
Tue 2nd Jan 2018
Thu 7th Dec 2017 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
15 Strawberry

Good warm up different style rock.

- with Mitchell Stewart, Greer Knight
Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Good Mitchell Stewart
Thu 7th Dec 2017
20 Practising arms

Super spooge in the heat. Tough moves at the start to an easy finish

- with Mitchell Stewart, Greer Knight
Sport 18m, 5 Motatapu Valley Mitchell Stewart
Thu 7th Dec 2017
16 Aratuatahi

Managed to get one climb in before getting fried in the sun.

- with Mitchell Stewart
Sport 16m, 5 Motatapu Valley Good Greer Knight
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Sun 19th Nov 2017 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
24 The Engorger

Some funky, full body movement required!

Sport 25m, 7 Motatapu Valley Very Good Miles Mason
Sun 19th Nov 2017
Fri 17th Nov 2017 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
25 Lollapalooza (Lollapallooza)

4th time on the route altogether and 2nd attempt this season. Fantastic, varied climbing that doesn't let off until the chains. Easier to clean now with the addition of two fixed draws at the top.

Sport 25m, 9 Motatapu Valley Mega Classic Miles Mason
Fri 17th Nov 2017
Sun 16th Apr 2017 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
17 Short cut to Exposure

Not 45m as it says in the guide, it's 30m, no problem on a 60m rope. Has 14 bolts plus anchor.

Sport 30m, 14 Motatapu Valley Miles Mason
Sun 16th Apr 2017
Fri 30th Dec 2016 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
22 Honey I Blew up the Atoll

Just pulling some semi good jugs nothing special... Not worth a star.

Sport 19m, 6 Motatapu Valley Average Tiffi S
Fri 30th Dec 2016
Sun 25th Dec 2016 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
22 Everything but the Formalities

Quite stiff for a 22 in my Opinion more a 23

Unknown 15m Motatapu Valley Good Tiffi S
Sun 25th Dec 2016
Tue 22nd Nov 2016 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
16 Aspiring Arseholes

Tronsite

- with glenn douglass
Trad 15m Motatapu Valley Good glenn douglass
Tue 22nd Nov 2016
Sat 22nd Oct 2016 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
22 Honey I Blew up the Atoll

Good, sustained climbing

Sport 19m, 6 Motatapu Valley Miles Mason
Sat 22nd Oct 2016
23 Anti Walk Device

Engaging. Has 10 bolts, but the guide says 6. Be careful with rope drag when you get on the ledge

Sport 25m, 10 Motatapu Valley Miles Mason
Sat 22nd Oct 2016
19 Cryptology

Good for a warm-up if the carpark routes are busy

Sport 13m Motatapu Valley Miles Mason
Sat 22nd Oct 2016
Sat 15th Oct 2016 - Motatapu Valley
Farside
17 Boguns

Tree and heaps of bird poo in the beginning but the top part is nice

Sport 15m Motatapu Valley Average Emma Lingehed
Sat 15th Oct 2016
Sat 2nd Apr 2016 - Motatapu Valley
The Alcove
22 The Colonel's Secret

The draws were on to below crux. Felt pretty slippery, I appreciated the hand jams

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
19 Chinese Hospitality

Interesting feature

Sport 15m Motatapu Valley Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
23 Ferocious Weasel

Not too hard

Sport 20m Motatapu Valley Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
23 Roche Moutonnee

Great novelty roof with per madras

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
20 Cunning Linguistics

I made the top roof harder than needed

Sport Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
21 Reefer Madness

Didn't like this that much, felt very pumpy

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Average
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
18 The Ramp

Quite a pumpy little crack

Trad 13m Motatapu Valley Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
21 Aretenaphobia

Have done before, about 10 years ago.

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sat 2nd Apr 2016
Thu 31st Mar 2016 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Kerfuffle Wall
18 Te Whanau

Some time in the past, Rpt warm up today. Hard start

Sport 18m Motatapu Valley Very Good
Thu 31st Mar 2016
17 Terrain Spotting

Some time in the past

Sport 18m, 5 Motatapu Valley Good
Thu 31st Mar 2016
20 You crack me up

Feels easier than 20 now that you don't need to place gear

Sport 12m, 5 Motatapu Valley Good
Thu 31st Mar 2016
25 Lollapalooza (Lollapallooza)

Took a while to stick the low roof moves. The top is just rather pumpy.

Sport 25m, 9 Motatapu Valley Very Good
Thu 31st Mar 2016
17 Get Kerfuffled

Sometime maybe 2010.

Sport 20m Motatapu Valley Good
Thu 31st Mar 2016
Sun 25th Oct 2015 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
21 Aretenaphobia

Just all over the place on this, chalk leading me astray - easy when you don't follow the chalk. Hoards queueing on bank holiday Sunday so will come back for RP.

- with Winnie
Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Good Ian.Grabowski
Sun 25th Oct 2015
Mon 19th Oct 2015 - Motatapu Valley
The Alcove
23 Where's Dr Holdfinder?

Nice route, just didn't have my heart in it for some reason. Some rad moves though.

- with Jane
Sport 20m Motatapu Valley Very Good Ian.Grabowski
Mon 19th Oct 2015
23 Ferocious Weasel

Damn the dog!! Such an f'n finesse climb up the face, loved it...then went wrong at the roof and blew the onsight! Next time you're mine Weasel!

- with Jane
Sport 20m Motatapu Valley Classic Ian.Grabowski
Mon 19th Oct 2015
19 Chinese Hospitality

Got flash pump but still made it through.

- with Jane
Sport 15m Motatapu Valley Very Good Ian.Grabowski
Mon 19th Oct 2015
Wed 4th Mar 2015 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
23 Jack Be Nimble

nice unique climbing, scary flake

Sport 25m, 6 Motatapu Valley Very Good Michael Daniels
Wed 4th Mar 2015
25 Lollapalooza (Lollapallooza)

had one more burn on this fell at the last bolt then cleaned it, got to pumped on the slab and wasn't recovering, my favorite climb at riverside, i will come back for this if i am ever back in wanaka

Sport 25m, 9 Motatapu Valley Classic Michael Daniels
Wed 4th Mar 2015
23 Anti Walk Device

fell on the last move on the onsight, damn people putting tick marks everywhere. mostly on slopers, nice climb, jack the nimble was the nicer of the 2

Sport 25m, 10 Motatapu Valley Very Good Michael Daniels
Wed 4th Mar 2015
24 Zoot Alors

great moves, maybe alittle soft but ill take it

Sport 25m, 7 Motatapu Valley Classic Michael Daniels
Wed 4th Mar 2015
17 Boguns

terrible

Sport 15m Motatapu Valley Don't Bother Michael Daniels
Wed 4th Mar 2015
Mon 19th Jan 2015 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
25 Lollapalooza (Lollapallooza)

great moves, fell up high at the last bolt 2nd shot. then cleaned it. first hard climb of the trip to test my hand.

Sport 25m, 9 Motatapu Valley Classic Michael Daniels
Mon 19th Jan 2015
Sun 27th Apr 2014 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
21 Aretenaphobia

Awesome!

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Ben Mace
Sun 27th Apr 2014
Thu 13th Feb 2014 - Motatapu Valley
The Alcove
25 Bob the builder

Great moves on small but positive holds. A lower-off anchor would be nice.

Sport 12m Motatapu Valley Michael Cartwright
Thu 13th Feb 2014
21 Reefer Madness

Oops!

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Michael Cartwright
Thu 13th Feb 2014
20 Cunning Linguistics (Cunning Liguistics)

Superb corner climbing. Run-out at top.

Sport Motatapu Valley Michael Cartwright
Thu 13th Feb 2014
Thu 30th Jan 2014 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
16 Aspiring Arseholes

Nice climbing, low in the grade.

Trad 15m Motatapu Valley Good Paul Badenoch
Thu 30th Jan 2014
15 Strawberry

Hard work on a hot morning.

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Thu 30th Jan 2014
18 Slightly English

One crimp and you're there.

Sport 18m, 4 Motatapu Valley Good Paul Badenoch
Thu 30th Jan 2014
14 Elvis Trashes His Car

Stout at the grade.

Sport 12m Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Thu 30th Jan 2014
Wed 29th Jan 2014 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Beginner’s Slab
14 Progressive Leadership (The Climb L of Right Ascension)

A couple of nice moves.

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Good Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
16 infinite inviegeling

Nice start.

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
16 generation x

A tricky move at half-height.

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Good Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
15 Super Size Me (Two Climbs L of Right Ascension)

Harmless enough.

Sport 10m, 4 Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
15 occupational therapy

Blinkers required.

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Don't Bother Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
16 the valsalva manoeuvre

Nothing to write home about.

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
12 Dog Leg (The Easy Climb between OT and II)

Notable for being Vicki's first lead.

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
14 right ascension

The crux was clipping the anchors.

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Average Paul Badenoch
Wed 29th Jan 2014
Sun 14th Apr 2013 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
18 Slightly English

Nice and pumpy. Protect halfway up to 1st bolt with a wire if you feel it is too run out.

Sport 18m, 4 Motatapu Valley Morgan
Sun 14th Apr 2013
Sun 10th Mar 2013 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Kerfuffle Wall
17 Terrain Spotting

Awesome climb, definitly worth its 2 stars

Sport 18m, 5 Motatapu Valley Morgan
Sun 10th Mar 2013
17 Terrain Spotting

quick re-ascent for fun

Sport 18m, 5 Motatapu Valley Morgan
Sun 10th Mar 2013
17 Terrain Spotting

and again just for fun

Sport 18m, 5 Motatapu Valley Morgan
Sun 10th Mar 2013
Fri 22nd Feb 2013 - Motatapu Valley
Farside
16 Beyond Boredom & Anxiety

some hollow sounding holds halfway up, but can be bypassed.

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Sport 15m, 7 Motatapu Valley Very Good Morgan
Fri 22nd Feb 2013
18 Jock the Frotterer

Awesome climb

Sport 18m Motatapu Valley Classic Morgan
Fri 22nd Feb 2013
19 In Flagrante Dilecto

Nice little crux in the middle,

Sport 20m Motatapu Valley Classic Morgan
Fri 22nd Feb 2013
Tue 5th Feb 2013 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
15 Strawberry

Was aiming for Self Directed Learning Tool, placing gear, but took the (somewhat) cleaner exit. Really grubby at the top.

- with Grant Johnston
Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Average John Pitcairn
Tue 5th Feb 2013
18 The Ramp

A bit of a sit at the 2nd or 3rd piece before angling right. Should have toughed it out. There is plenty of gear low down.

- with James Mitchell
Trad 13m Motatapu Valley Good John Pitcairn
Tue 5th Feb 2013
17 Short cut to Exposure

Nice bridging in the chimney until halfway. Exit before the roof and move right then up, whereupon it starts to feel like some old Arapiles classic.

- with Grant Johnston
Sport 30m, 14 Motatapu Valley Classic John Pitcairn
Tue 5th Feb 2013
16 Judge’s Wine

Enjoyable enough. Grant led it first.

- with Grant Johnston
Trad 15m Motatapu Valley Good John Pitcairn
Tue 5th Feb 2013
Wed 9th Jan 2013 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
18 Slightly English

Quite dirty rock, but not a bad route.

- with Mike Hillan
Sport 18m, 4 Motatapu Valley Good
Wed 9th Jan 2013
Fri 23rd Nov 2012 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
18 Slightly English

Run out to first bolt. Second last climb of day and felt pretty pumped.

Sport 18m, 4 Motatapu Valley Average Jason Morton
Fri 23rd Nov 2012
21 Aretenaphobia

Pretty polished in places. Last climb of day and really pumped. Bailed after clipping first bolt. Foot slipped on jug near top.

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Average Jason Morton
Fri 23rd Nov 2012
Tue 29th Nov 2011 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
21 Aretenaphobia

Hazel Green.

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Classic David O'Donnell
Tue 29th Nov 2011
21 Aretenaphobia

Hazel Green is my theme.

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Classic David O'Donnell
Tue 29th Nov 2011
15 Strawberry

out of the punnet on the grassy green!

Sport 16m Motatapu Valley Good David O'Donnell
Tue 29th Nov 2011
Fri 17th Dec 2010 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
17 Short cut to Exposure

First pitch only. Pumpy, and feels a bit exposed on the traverse over to the first belay point.

Sport 30m, 14 Motatapu Valley paul mccarthy
Fri 17th Dec 2010
Sun 18th Jul 2010 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Streaked Wall
19 Cryptology

Easy for the grade with the typical Riverside mantel. Fun.

Sport 13m Motatapu Valley Matt Tranter
Sun 18th Jul 2010
Mon 31st Mar 2008 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
23 Anti Walk Device

Did a Bundy and fell off at the anchors!

Sport 25m, 10 Motatapu Valley Very Good
Mon 31st Mar 2008
19 Jug of Speights

Competes with the Nutty Professor as the biggest sandbag in Wanaka

Sport 20m Motatapu Valley Average
Mon 31st Mar 2008
19 Cryptology

OK warm up

Sport 13m Motatapu Valley Average
Mon 31st Mar 2008
Sat 29th Mar 2008 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside Main Wall
24 Zoot Alors

Tried to do the 30 by mistake, but even when on track itTook a few more attempts than it should!

Sport 25m, 7 Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sat 29th Mar 2008
23 Anti Walk Device

Too tired.

Sport 25m, 10 Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sat 29th Mar 2008
23 Jack Be Nimble

Nice flake moves.

Sport 25m, 6 Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sat 29th Mar 2008
Sun 9th Mar 2008 - Motatapu Valley
Roadside Attraction
22 Everything but the Formalities

Worth the approach up the gungy ramp

Unknown 15m Motatapu Valley Very Good
Sun 9th Mar 2008
14 Roadside Rage

Warming up

Sport 8m Motatapu Valley Don't Bother
Sun 9th Mar 2008
16 Aspiring Arseholes

Just keeping the trad up.

Trad 15m Motatapu Valley Average
Sun 9th Mar 2008
13 Nasal Direct

Warming up

Unknown 6m Motatapu Valley Don't Bother
Sun 9th Mar 2008
Sat 8th Mar 2008 - Motatapu Valley
Riverside The Garden Bar
23 Who the Fuck is Nick Craddock?

nice reachy moves. Probably only 22, but its my style!

Unknown 18m Motatapu Valley Good
Sat 8th Mar 2008
22 The Oatmeal Savage

sustained up a seam

Unknown 18m Motatapu Valley Good
Sat 8th Mar 2008
21 Aretenaphobia

2 falls no shoes

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Glenn
Sat 8th Mar 2008
21 Aretenaphobia

fell at the last move - still no climbing shoes

Sport 8m, 4 Motatapu Valley Glenn
Sat 8th Mar 2008

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