Chunderosa Buttress




Fantastic climbing on good holds.

Access issues inherited from Sheridan Hills

For Biosecurity reasons, before entering this property permission MUST be obtained from the landowner. Phone 027 527 1744. NO EXCEPTIONS. Also read the NZ Alpine Club sign at the Seafund Road gate.

Do not block the gate! Leave gates open or closed as you found them. No dogs. This is private farm land so must be respected.


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FA: Bryce Martin, 1991

FA: Dave Garrity & Bryce Martin, 1991

Awesome. Up thru the vertical face and across to big rest next to cave. Power on up steep overhang on good holds.

Left trending line, with hard, balancy crux move on steep ground

FA: Bryce Martin & Dave Garrity, 1991

Great climb. Straight up shallow groove and arete, mantle across to ledge, then delicate moves back right and up to a ledge. DBC belay.

FA: Dave Garrity & Bryce Martin, 1991

Great climb on imposing overhanging wall. Good holds all the way with long runout near top, overcome by slinging chickenhead out left.

Big moves on juggy pockets lead to nice edges and slopers with a heartbreaker finish.

FA: Daniel Krippner, 15 Aug 2015

Straight up steep arete until halfway then onto slab to the top.

FA: Dave Garrity & Bryce Martin, 1991

One of the best here. Graded 19 in the guidebook, but could easily be mistaken for a 21. Up thin face to long overhang on good holds. Pumpy with no moves harder than 19 but it just keeps coming at you.

FA: Bryce Martin, Cliff Ellery & Dean Maxwell, 1991

FA: Ross McGarva & Bryce Martin, 1991

Climb the arete to the left of the yellow lichen. Previously equipped with a couple of bolts and hangers then suddenly reverting to naked bolts for the rest of the route (WTF??), now rebolted with lots of hangers all the way by Bryce.

FA: Dave Garrity & Bryce Martin, 1991

Great, long 17. Follow the bolts on good holds to a bit thinner section then mantle to anchors.

FA: Dave Garrity, Bryce Martin & Bolke Water, 1991

Up thru groove over bulge and crack to get to anchors awkwardly on facing wall.

FA: Bryce Martin, John Jamieson & Bev Birnie, 1991

Right of Hannah Louise, climb to the left of the cave to the roof, then negotiate your way out right (crux) and up to the anchor. Graded 22 in the current Rock Deluxe, but maybe take that with a grain of salt given some of the other inaccuracies in that publication.

FA: Bryce Martin & Cliff Ellery, 1997


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