Beehive Cliff

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 3
  • Ascents: 7



Access issues inherited from Shawthing Rocks

You will need to be a bit organised to climb at Shawthing Rock… Ring/text at least a day before to book in (not after 9pm please), it’s a working farm; there may be hazards to tell you about.

• Stephen Shaw 07 872 2566, 021-742-988

• Access is a privilege. Not a right.

• Probably closed in the wet winter months.

• No dogs, no shooting. The normal stuff!

• Follow the leave no trace guide- so take all your rubbish (Including biodegradable) out with you.

• Only one group per day.


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Do a direct start or traverse in from the left Has a Double bolt and chain with a steel Crab.

FA: Janne Shaw, 2016

2nd pitch to 'A Piece Of Cake' Start from the ground, hint you don't have too clip all the bolts! Some bridge moves takes the weight off the arms before the final face to the top.

FA: Stephen Shaw, 2019

Starts on a pocketed arete, step right following the line of bolts to the double bolt and chain anchor, with 10mm Maillon rapide. A great beginners climb.

FA: Stephen Shaw, 2016

2nd pitch to 'Honey Comb' Start from ground, back cleaning your draws as you climb Honey comb, or place extenders on the bolts. If you think the first overhang is hard the second one is harder! Bolts are close so can be aided.

FA: Stephen Shaw, 2018

Starts in a damp corner. Some hard chimney moves at the start opens up to a easier ramp. Then the final technical pumpy "leaning corner" finish.

FA: Bryce Martin, 2015

You might want to stick clip the first bolt on this one. Climb the over hanging face past 4 bolts to a ledge. The top half is a little contrived, sequessed in between "Leaning corner" and For "King and country". Climbs the arete in the middle, has one bolt of its own, other wise use the nearest bolt of the other two climbs! Do not use the right hand wall on for "King and country"

FA: Stephen Shaw

Two steep aretes with a slab in the middle. Extenders are handy on the slab. The first arete has some powerful moves, but save some energy for the pumpy second one! Same anchor as "Leaning corner"

Set by Stephen Shaw

FA: Jan Desmit, 2016

There is 2 sets of bolts with chain on an easy slab. This is the lower one.

FA: stephen Shaw, Apr 2018

A nice easy slab for building beginners confidence. Travsers in from the left to set up.

Set by Stephen Shaw, 2019

FFA: Ahurei Class & Te Miro School, Mar 2019

It has a cool traverse at about one third height, with good hands but not much for the feet! After the traverse bridge out right to rest the arms before the pumpy finish. This one did not get explored earlier because of a wild bees nest in the top corner. Double bolt, chain, and maillon rapide.

FA: Stephen Shaw, 2017

Climb the left side of the steep arete. Doubles bolts and chain anchor.

FA: Stephen Shaw

2nd pitch to 'Rescuer' From the ledge climb the steep face, a slight right hand traverse gets you to easier ground, then up the final arete to a double bolt, chain anchor.

Set by Stephen Shaw

FA: Allan, 2019

1 19 12m
2 18 15m

FA: Stephen Shaw

FA: Bryce Martin, 2015


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