Bivvy Rock




Set in a lovely spot looking down over Lyttelton Harbour and Governors Bay. The crag is sunny until early afternoon, is sheltered from the southerly but not so if from the Nor-West.


Drive south from Sign of the Kiwi for 3 km. The Cliff is on the left and is clearly visible from car park. Walk uphill on the Crater Rim Track from car and join Ella's track which that leads to base of cliff.


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A recently developed wall currently sporting four bolted routes. Names, grade, FAs unknown. Easy slab climbing likely in the 9-12 grade range.

FA: Simon Courtois, 2022

FA: Simon Courtois

FA: Simon Courtois

FA: Simon Courtois, 2013

FA: Simon Courtois

FA: Wendy & Simon Courtois, 2007

FA: Tony Burnell, 2022

Warning Fixed Gear: Missing 2 or more bolt hangers.

FA: Howie McGee, 2012

Shares first bolt as Cold Ground before moving directly up above ledge. Crux fall could land you on ledge.

FA: Owain Scullion & Tom Stubbs, 2017

FA: Dave Shotwell, 2008

FA: Tony Burnell, Apr 2022


Destroyed during the earthquakes.

FA: Simon Courtois, 2007

FA: Simon Courtois, 2007

FA: Simon Courtois, 2012

FA: Owain Scullion & Tom Stubbs, 2016

FA: Duncan Sherratt, 2012

Cool route up overhang.

FA: Warrick Matheson, 2017

Bouldery start on slopers to easier finish.

FA: Tony Burnell, 28 Mar 2019

Climb under the overhang, squeeze out left, use crack system and follow line of bolts.

FA: Tony Burnell, 23 Nov 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, 10 Mar 2019

FA: Tony Burnell, 23 Nov 2018

FA: Owen Davies, 2022

FA: Tony Burnell, 14 Dec 2018

Set: Grant Piper, 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, Nov 2018

Start as for ‘XX’, after staple 3 step L into a short black groove, go up the groove & across the slab to the roof below the central groove, hard moves into & out of the groove to land on a ledge with an old lower off.

FA: Tony Burnell, 10 Apr 2022

FA: Grant Piper, 2017

Start up ‘Ground Zero’ for the first three bolts then break left onto the blank wall.

FA: Tony Burnell, Mar 2022

FA: Alexandria Natalia, 25 Dec 2018

FA: Tony Burnell, 8 Dec 2018

FA: Simon Courtois, 2018

FA: Grant Piper, 2017

FA: Grant Piper, 2017

FA: Grant Piper, 2017


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