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Practice Wall

About 200m right of the North Picnic Tree along the base of the cliff line is a small crag.

Recommended routes: Number Two — V.S. Number Three — S

A 2000 MCK Bulletin mentions a 'new' crag called Sword Cliff with 3 routes, but this is a mistake - Sword Cliff is Practice Wall.

S Number One

Start at left-hand end of crag, some 2m left of sharp corner, at two pocket holds. Move right under bush and take wall above direct.

VD Number Five

Start 4m to right of crack mentioned in Number Three.

D Number Six

Start 2m to right of Number Five where there is a mantleshelf about 1m up. Continue climbing, passing to right of a small bush near the top.

M Number Seven

Start at right-hand end of crag. Up pile of boulders 3m to platform. Traverse left along wide ledge to hole ascend wall above passing to right of bush. Traverse left above bush, straight up to finish.

S Number Eight

Start 6m from right angle junction of blocks at end of face. A minute crack running straight up.

VS 5a Number Two

Start some 20m right of Number One at two parallel rock faults. Climb left-hand fault 4.5m then move to right- hand fault and follow to top.

VS Number Three

Start 2m to left of 1m dark vertical crack at base of rock. After a thin start move left under middle of red overhang, which is taken direct.

Number Four

Start immediately to right of vertical crack mentioned in Number Three. Ascend wall direct.

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