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Shotwell Slabs

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 32
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Seasonality

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Summary

Consistent climbing on clean diorite. Bring 2x 60m ropes and 14 draws. See https://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/fiordland/hollyford-river/shotwell-slabs for more info.

Description

Google Maps your way to (-44.8104631, 168.0369817) and park on the right side of the road (when heading towards Milford Sound). You will see the massive slab on the other side of the road.

Approach

Cross the road and follow the stream bed for 10 min until you reach the crag.

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1 16
2 16
3 19
4 17

Fully bolted

FA: Nick Cradock & Martin Hawes, 2010

1 15 32m
2 16 50m
3 16 60m

Bring a light rack. Bolted belays, and the occasional bolt.

FA: Murray Ball, Nick Cradock & Dave Shotwell, 2010

Fully bolted. Follow groove on left then up the slab to the first anchor of Morris Dancing.

FA: Murray Ball, Nick Cradock & Dave Shotwell, 2012

1 19 56m
2 16 57m
3 17 53m

Fully bolted. P1: 14 bolts; P2: 8 bolts; P3: 9 bolts. The line starts into a corner-like feature then veers left onto a smooth slab.

FA: Murray Ball, Nick Cradock & Dave Shotwell, 2010

The thin slab just right of ´Morris Dancing’.

FA: Murray Ball, 2012

Warning Fixed Gear: Broken hanger

1 20 55m
2 20 45m

Fully bolted. P1: 11 bolts; P2: 7 bolts. Confusingly, start on the bolt line to the left of painted marking ´BJ’.

FA: Murray Judge & Dave Shotwell, 2012

Start on the short bulge just right of ´Bad Judgement’.

FA: Murray Ball & Bronwyn Judge, Feb 2016

1 20 35m
2 20 50m
3 17 50m
4 18 50m
5 15 35m

Fully bolted

FA: Murray Ball, Nick Cradock & Dave Shotwell, 2010

Starts at 3rd pitch of Eureka, and branches out right for 3 pitches

FA: Murray Ball, Nick Cradock & Dave Shotwell, 2012

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