Picnic wall

  • Grade context: AU

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.


Just up stream from the picnic area


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I (Stephen) first cleaned it and decided it was to dangerous due to a large unstable pillar at the bottom. About a year later Dave Garrity cleaned some more and levered off the big pillar, which now lies at the bottom. Behind it was a nice crack! Bryce Martin added a bolt and chain anchor. He was the 1st to free lead it. Take lots of # 2 cams, big cams size 4 and 5 are good on the crux, and hexes and wires are handy. Tape your hands! or wear crack gloves.

Set by Dave Garrity, 2015

FFA: Bryce Martin, 2015

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