Bivvy Rock

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 5
  • Photos: 3
  • Ascents: 159




Set in a lovely spot looking down Lyttleton Harbour. The crag gets lots of suns, is sheltered from the southerly but if the Nor West is cranking not so sheltered ! My favourite is "Let Me Sleep on it". I am biased. Dave's route is GOOD The routes are approximately 18-20m long and are equipped with rap stations.


Drive south from Sign of the Kiwi for 3 km. Cliff is on the left, which is clearly visible from car park[where the Kennedy's Bush track crosses the road from Halswel Quarry]. Walk uphil[Crater Rim Track] from car and join trail that leads to base of cliff[Ella's Track]. Although the sign has said 'Track Closed' for a couple of years now, all the remedial work on the crag itself( removing loose rocks etc ), as well as on the track leading to the crag was done in 2013. There has been a minor slip on Ella track - resulting in a loss of approx 4m of track - before the usual access to the climbs - please take care (Aug 2017).


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FA: Wendy & Simon Courtois, 2007

FA: Howie McGee, 2012

Shares first bolt as Cold Ground before moving directly up above ledge. Crux fall could land you on ledge.

FA: Owain Scullion & Tom Stubbs, 2017

FA: Dave Shotwell, 2008

Destroyed during the earthquakes.

FA: Simon Courtois, 2007

FA: Simon Courtois, 2007

FA: Simon Courtois, 2012

FA: Owain Scullion & Tom Stubbs, 2016

FA: Duncan Sherratt, 6 Apr 2012

Cool route up overhang.

FA: Warrick Matheson, 2017

Bouldery start on slopers to easier finish.

FA: Tony Burnell, 28 Mar 2019

Climb under the overhang, squeeze out left, use crack system and follow line of bolts.

FA: Tony Burnell, 23 Nov 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, 10 Mar 2019

FA: Tony Burnell, 23 Nov 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, 14 Dec 2018

Set by Grant Piper, 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, Nov 2018

FA: Grant Piper, 2017

FA: Alexandria Natalia, 25 Dec 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, 8 Dec 2018

FA: Simon Courtois, 2018

FA: Grant Piper, 2017

FA: Grant Piper, 2017

FA: Grant Piper, 2017


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