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Grade Route Gear style Popularity
North Island Northland Maungaraho Trinity Slabs Area
17 Roam
1 16 20m
2 16 10m
3 17 25m

Originally two pitches; 1st pitch bolted and 2nd trad.

The climb is now three pitches with bolts all the way to the top.

First bolt on second pitch hanging halfway out of the wall.

FA: John Smith & Dan Hawthorn, 1994

Sport 55m, 3, 10
16 Zorne's Lemon

Finishes in the saddle at the same place summit track comes up from the south side. Glue in anchors have been installed on the climbers left (east).

FA: John Smith, Dan Hawthorn & Bruce Calvert

Sport 45m, 10
North Island Northland Ngahere Drive Top Rocks
23 Sunshine Daydream

FA: Sam Russek, 2012

Sport 7m, 2
21 Pump Loonies

Tricky clip of 2nd bolt, then fingery crux up to the jug next to the 3rd bolt.

FA: Paul Hersey, 1993

Sport 8m, 3
22 Madness And Mayhem

FA: Hugh Nicholson & Paul Hersey, 1993

Sport 8m, 3
14 I Hate Spiders Sport 5m, 2
16 Lop

FA: Gavin Harrison, 1988

Sport 6m, 2
22 Old Man Of Hoy

FA: Richard Dale & Paul Hersey, 1994

Sport 9m, 2
15 Hugh's Hump Sport 8m, 2
Nga Madness

FA: Sam Russek, 2012

Sport 17m
17 Poopsy's Climb

FA: Simon Bruce, 1996

Sport 8m, 3
23 Killapaul

FA: Paul Hersey, 1996

Sport 7m, 2
20 Living On A Razor Edge

FA: Paul Hersey, 1996

Sport 8m, 2
North Island Northland Ngahere Drive Main Crag
19 Waves Of Motion

FFA: Paul Hersey, 1996

Sport 9m, 2
17 Suburban Reptile

FFA: Hamish Pirie, 1996

Sport 25m, 3
22 The Crow

FFA: Paul Hersey, 1995

Sport 30m, 8
North Island Northland Tokatoka
17 It's Now Or Never

Great climb through a variety of holds. Shares anchor with White Anglo Saxon Protestant.

FA: Dave Garrity & Bryce Martin, 1994

Sport 25m, 6
21 Klingon

FA: John Smith

FFA: Bryce Martin & John Smith, 1995

Sport 15m, 6
North Island Northland Waipu Caves Cave Wall
16 Unknown Sport Route #1

Climb the green wall in between two large trees. Tending rightwards. Route name, grade and description provisional pending further information. FA Unknown.

Sport 8m, 2
15 Unknown Sport Route #2

Climb past two bolts on jugs and slopers. Route name, grade and description provisional pending further information. FA Unknown

Sport 10m, 2
14 Unknown Sport Route #3

Climb up past a single bolt on juggy flakes. Route name, grade and description provisional pending further information. FA Unknown.

Sport 8m, 1
North Island Auckland Maungarei Springs Pump House wall
17 Hump n Bump

Easily up to the overhanging bulge, hump and bump your way over the bulge and continue to the anchors.

Currently just two hangers for the anchor, suitable for top roping. Last climber will have to scramble to the top and walk off round the right.

FA: Grant Johnston, 30 Sep 2017

FA: Christian Gamst, 12 Aug 2018

Sport 7m, 1
19 Roofless

Fun moves straight up the short slab into the slight overhang; powerful move to get past and your done.

Set by siva-blaize faalavaau

FA: 1 Jan 2019

Sport 10m, 4
17 Sunny Sunday

Follow the drill hole to reach the ledge at top. The anchor shared among these routes is some meters back from the edge.

FA: Herman Voss, 2009

Sport 10m, 4
20 Gorsing Around

Up the blast hole to a ledge and steep face.

FA: Robert Scott, 2015

Sport 10m, 4
18 Glory Hole

Up the drill hole to ledge, then move right and climb the buttress.

FA: Stephen McInally, 2009

Sport 10m, 3
North Island Auckland Maungarei Springs Right of the Fence wall
21 Unknown Sport Route

A controversial and contrived route. This largely retrobolted Midday Lightning. Eliminate both left and right crack and climb the slabby face.


FA: Unknown

Sport 12m, 4
18 Gorse of the Gods

Technical and interesting climbing leads to an easier top.

FA: Christian Gamst, 2 Apr 2018

Sport 9m, 4
25 Hrgngh Direct

Open project. Maybe a 25?

Hard bouldery start up the scoop to a no hands rest at mid-height. Then some balancey moves direct up the face to finish (stay off the right arete for full value).

Set by Christian Gamst, Apr 2018

SportProject 9m, 4
22 Everybody Hrgngh to the left

Left- hand start variant to Hrgngh.

Start left of the blunt arete for Hrgngh, the left crack and everything beyond is out (no bridging obviously). Make your way up some difficult moves and finish as for Hrgngh.

FA: Sooji Clarkson, 17 Jul 2018

Sport 9m, 4
North Island Auckland Maungarei Springs Lakeside wall
15 Morning Coffee

Start below the dominant prow, move diagonally up and to the right by the easiest path to reach the anchors

FA: Mario Hernandez, 4 Nov 2018

Sport 12m, 4
The Plow

Not yet bolted, as I'm still cleaning it.

17 Saturday Morning Jive

Up the arete and buttress to the blast hole, and then jive and reach. Don't stray onto the routes to the right and left. Use the belay station for Dochawiyogicojalime

FA: Myles Perry, 27 Oct 2018

Sport 11m, 5
23/24 HOLE-19

The face to the left of PBJ.

Set by Chris Lacoste, 24 Mar 2020

SportProject 10m, 4
24 Dochawiyogicojalime

Up the wide groove to reach the slopery crack.

FA: Petrouchka Steiner-Greirson & Owen Lee, May 2016

Sport 11m, 3
24 I Like Arêtes and I Cannot Lie

Follow the left arete upwards, technical moves and thin feet

FA: Andrew Morozov, 15 Nov 2019

Sport 10m, 4
18 Shooting in The Dark

Climb the prominent arete with some technical moves as you go. Don't step in from the right above the first bolt for full value. Nice platform for belaying from the top.

FA: Owen Lee, 1 May 2016

Sport 10m, 4
18 Logographic

Use the thin crack and pockets up the steep face then straight through the overhang. Once through the overhang trending left and up a steep corner to the anchor. Initially climbed as a dry tooling route at grade M7, later free climbed.

FA: Owen Lee, 13 Jul 2019

FFA: Daniel Scott, 12 Oct 2019

Sport 12m, 5
16 Swan Lake

Starts just right of Canadian Summer.

Mantel onto the shelf and up the stairs to the right.

Over the block, then another mantel to the belay.

Set by Ken Burgess & Duncan Peters, 19 Apr 2019

FA: Ken Burgess & Duncan Peters, 19 Apr 2019

Sport 11m, 5
15 Canadian Summer (M5)

Climb the blocky stairs with clips heading right, watch for loose rocks as you go. Bolts then traverse across left and up to the DBC at the top. Belayer can dodge rocks under the arete or to the right of the climb.

Established as a Dry Tooling climb for mixed climbing (ice+rock) and rated M5 (approximately 5.9 / 16)

Set by Owen Lee, May 2016

FA: Owen Lee, May 2016

Sport 11m, 7
26 Dodor

Scramble up onto the ledge. Navigate straight up the face then through the bulge.

Set by Chris Lacoste, 24 Mar 2020

FA: Travis Rangi, 26 Jun

Sport 12m, 4
18 Sylvie’s Blast Hole

Solo up the easy ledges to the first bolt then stay on the face with the handy crack on your left.

Find the secret blast hole for an easy push to the finish.

Set by Petrouch Steiner-Grierson & Owen Lee, Feb 2016

FA: Petrouch Steiner-Grierson & Owen Lee, Feb 2016

Sport 11m, 4
16 Hans

Start to the right of Serenity. Straight up the face above past four bolts.

FA: Ken Burgess, 7 Sep 2019

Sport 12m, 4
18 A Carp Died for This Climb

Climb the centre of the slab following the crack and bolts, lots of micro ledges for fingers and toes. Getting off it is challenging and then some fun slab climbing to finish with some hidden jugs if you can find them.

Set by Joshua Thoresen & Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson, Feb 2016

FA: Joshua Thoresen & Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson, Feb 2016

Sport 11m, 4
22 Carpe Diem

Climb the cruxy face then slabby corner left of "A Carp Died for this Climb", moving right for the last move or two to the shared belay/rap anchor. 3 bolts and possible to clip the fourth on "A Carp Died..". Take care approaching and clipping the third bolt as run-out.

FA: Phillip Higgins, 14 Nov 2018

Sport 11m, 3
18 Tuatara

Just right of 'MV6' and just left of 'Carpe Diem' there is a 5m high buttress that looks like a Tuatara clinging to the crag. Climb the centre of the buttress to its top. Continue up until level with an undercut rounded face on the right with a drill hole down its bottom half. Step onto the face and move delicately up two metres. Continue up the steep face above to the belay.

FA: Duncan Peters & Ken Burgess, 17 Sep 2019

Sport 12m, 4
16 MV6

Start to the right of 'Fingertip Face' Get up onto the platform. A move on the left gets you started up the groove, then straight up to the belay.

FA: Ken Burgess, 15 Aug 2019

Sport 12m, 4
16 Fingertip Face

Start 5m right of 'The South Face' Climb the centre of the narrow face at the back of the corner to a small ledge 4m up. Step left round a small arete onto the scooped face. Climb directly up on good rock 1m to 2m right of drill hole. Continue up smooth steep face and move right to the belay.

FA: Duncan Peters, 15 Aug 2019

Sport 12m, 5
16 The South Face

Climb the face to the bivy ledge then continue up the blocky buttress.

There is a double bolt chain anchor on the ledge for multipitch practice.

FA: Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson & Owen Lee, Feb 2016

Sport 12m, 5
17 Edge City

Climb the large face to the left of The South Face, tricky start leads onto easy climbing up the ledges.

Fun and the start is easier than it looks once you find the holds.

FA: Bryce Martin, 17 Jun 2016

Sport 12m, 5
19 Blood Sweat and Sunblock

Harder than it looks. Easily up then tricky moves on the arete to reach the break. Move right, then invest a bit more effort to finish.

FA: Owen Lee, Pertrouchka Steiner-Grierson & Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson, Feb 2016

Sport 10m, 4
21 Short But Tall

Start on the left and move onto the face, some small holds are available and watch for loose rocks. Crux move is before the final bolt, look for the secret undercling to finish.

Originally set up as a mixed climb and graded M6.

FA: Roman Ammann, Jul 2016

Sport 10m, 4
22/23 Snap Back Crackalack

Up the groove, delicate traverse left, finish straight up with some powerful moves

FA: Christian Gamst, 8 Dec 2018

Sport 12m, 4
22 Kimi Worrell Memorial Route

Set by Juan Antonio Cuenca, 6 May 2019

FA: Daniel Scott, 15 Sep 2019

Sport 11m, 6
20 Two Tools, One Tool, No Tools

Clip the first bolt from the ground then crank your way up on the left until you can clip the second and reach a handy pocket. Move rightish and up the above the thin crack to an easing finish.

Established as a dry tool route at grade M5.

FA: Roman Ammann, Jul 2016

Sport 11m, 6
17 Urban Route 5.5

Up the buttress to the chain then negotiate the roof and finish up the slab.

FA: Owen Lee & Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson, Feb 2016

Sport 12m, 5
19 Level Three

Start in the corner, then move right onto the face, then up through the bulge.

FA: Thibaut, 24 Mar 2020

Set by Chris Lacoste, 24 Mar 2020

Sport 11m, 5
18 Flippant

The curving crack and slab originally climbed on gear. Protection may be tricky around the middle.

Accidentally retrobolted. Can now be climbed as sport/trad.

FA: Stephen McInally, 2009

FA: Owen Lee & Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson, Feb 2016

Sport 12m, 6
19 Rock Climb This You Bastards

Bare walls make bridging a necessity without mixed tools. Things get easier the higher you go, clip the 3rd bolt with your gate facing outwards. The final face proves tricky, but you can walk off the top to enjoy the strange landscape up above.

Established as a dry tool route at grade M4

FA: Owen Lee, May 2016

Sport 12m, 6
17 O.K. Boomers

Start up between 'Whimsical West' and 'Rockclimb this you Bastards', full description to follow!

FA: Ken Burgess & Duncan Peters, 30 Jul

Sport 10m, 5
16 The Whimsical West

Start 5m left of "Rock Climb This You Bastards". Climb the corner. Continue up the centre of the polished faces following the line of bolts.

Climb the prow and the final rounded face to the anchor bolts shared with "Blue's Suede Shoes".

Set by Duncan Peters & Ken Burgess

FA: Duncan Peters & Ken Burgess, Jan 2020

Sport 11m, 5
16 Blue’s Suede Shoes

Starts 5m left of "The Whimsical West". Climb 3m up to the left end of large rounded ledge. From the right end of the ledge climb up to second bolt then traverse horizontally along ledge then up to third bolt.

Up to fourth bolt then up the corner just right of the anchor bolts. Alternatively from fourth bolt climb corner just left of the anchor bolts.

Set by Duncan Peters & Ken Burgess, Oct 2019

FA: Duncan Peters, Oct 2019

Sport 12m, 4
North Island Auckland Closed Mt. Eden Quarry Long Side
22 Biggles Sucks A Kumara

Climb the buttress between Graveyard Groove and Dalrymples Groove. 2 bolts, not much other pro that isn't pretty crap.

FA: Peter Dickson, 1984

Sport 14m, 2
24 Wild Gravity

Start as for Sneakeasy, move back left at the second bolt, then direct up the buttress.

FA: Alex Palman, 1987

Sport 11m, 3
26 Wild Gravity Direct

Start as for Sneakeasy, stay left of the arete, finish up Wild Gravity.

Sport 11m, 3
23 Sneakeasy

A bouldery start and move right past a bolt to a small ledge leads to delicate face climbing.

FA: Bryce Martin, 1987

Sport 11m, 3
27 Pig Igneous

A fantastic route combining a powerful bouldery bottom section with an extremely technical second half and an 'exciting' runout finish. Gear can be placed if wanted.

FA: Ton Sneider, 1989

Sport 14m, 3
26 Another Broken Hero

Mostly sport but placing some wires at the top may be a good idea...

FA: Rick McGregor, 1985

Sport 17m
21 Principles Of Lust

Climb the groove until you can cross left and establish yourself on the face and arete. Continue up the arete and face above. Be careful clipping the second bolt, the first one is low and there is groundfall potential if clipping high.

FA: John van der Werff, 1994

Sport 12m, 4
North Island Auckland Closed Mt. Eden Quarry Short Side New Wall
13 New Beginnings

FA: Ray Hollingsworth & Martin Malin, 2006

Sport 12m, 3
15 Newly Wed

FA: Ray Hollingsworth & Mike Zandvoort, 2005

Sport 12m, 4
14 Time (The Revealator)

FA: Ray Hollingsworth & Chris White, 2006

Sport 12m, 4
16 Ingrid Bergman

FA: Ray Hollingsworth & Chris White, 2006

Sport 12m, 4
North Island Auckland Ti Point The Preamble
19 To the Max

An unusual looking groove with bolts on the right wall. Scramble to the ledge at the base of the groove then climb up the groove, which is steeper than it looks and at the 4th bolt step onto the wall. Continue up past 5th bolt to tree belay.

For an easier option, climb just left of the last two bolts at about grade 17

FA: Graeme Dingle & Jo-anne Wilkinson, 2005

Sport 15m, 5
21 Tashi Deli

A tricky little number, climb the buttress keeping mainly on the left.

FA: Graeme Dingle & Brandon Daniell, 2004

Sport 15m, 4
24 Skin Thicker than Leather

Climbing the arete through the roof and varying onto the headwall and face.

FA: Daniel Scott, 7 Oct

Sport 15m, 5
North Island Auckland Ti Point The Arch
26 Two Blue Birds

Second draw (place draw in chain)

Begin climbing the far left-hand side of the face verging right through a boulder sequence into the main headwall following the vertical break compressing between on crimps & slopers.

FA: Daniel Scott, 5 Sep

Sport 15m, 4
18 The Angry Sea and the Sky

The outside edge of ‘The Arch' - a must do.

If the tide is out you can start at the very base of the edge, otherwise step off the block to the right and traverse to the edge and the first bolt. The climb goes straight up the edge, with a slight detour to the right at the third bolt. Double bolt belay.

FA: Graeme Dingle, 1999

Sport 20m, 5
19/20 Devil of Delhi

Start up a tricky little face with jams on your right and the arete on your left. Tackle the steepness and a couple difficult moves until you can gain the ledge before finishing up the same line and anchors for Angel of Calcutta.

Access is best at low tide, though you can probably traverse in if the tide is higher.

FA: Christian Gamst, 17 Feb 2019

Sport 20m, 6
North Island Auckland Ti Point The Amphitheatre
17 The Angel of Calcutta

Just left of the first edge to the right of ‘The Arch’. Clip the bolt at the bottom of the edge and immediately move left to easier climbing. Climb just to the left of the next two bolts then step left to take some support on ‘The Arch’. The fifth bolt is to the left on ‘The Arch’. Climb up the left wall to the wide crack, the sixth bolt and a little further on and further to a double bolt belay to the right.

FA: Graeme Dingle & Sarah Moodie, 1997

Sport 20m, 6
21/22 52nd Symphony

The first edge to the right of ‘The Arch’. A wonderfully technical climb. Climb the edge to just above the fourth bolt where you step right to the fifth bolt and finish up past a sixth to a double bolt belay.

FA: Graeme Dingle, 1997

Sport 20m, 6
52nd symphony direct

Closed Project (Two bolts with yellow tape)

Set by Daniel Scott & Christian Gamst

23 The Whiskey Delta Trilogy

The second arête from the Arch. Climb past the first bolt to the ledge on the right then straight up. DBC.

FA: Graeme Dingle, 1996

Sport 20m, 4
25 Strong Men Also Cry

Follow the crack feature up the face. At 4th bolt, veer slightly right on thin holds (crux), before powering through the final moves to the anchor. Stay on the face for full value.

FA: Chris Lacoste, 9 Jun

Set by Thibaut, 9 Jun

Sport 18m, 6
19 C.J.D Arete

Start below the pocketed rock (the spongy bovine encephalitis) and climb up tending right until past the second bolt (crux). Move left to the ledge past the third and continue up. DBB.

FA: Graeme Dingle & Kaaren Cordukes, 1996

Sport 20m, 5
19 Queen of hearts

A rising traverse, start as for "C.J.D Arete" and climb to the second bolt before stepping right into a hand crack where a large nut/cam can be placed. Step right to the fourth bolt on "J.E.M." and continue up "J.E.M."

FA: Graeme Dingle & Sarah Moodie, 1997

Sport 30m, 6
22 J.E.M.

The last arête before the gulley. Begin up a wide crack and clip the first and second bolts. Move left at the second bolt and gain the ledge, clipping the third. Straight up to the pohutakawa belay.

FA: Graeme Dingle, 1996

Sport 20m, 7
21 Fight or Slight

Technical climbing up the face leads into the crux just below the bulge. Figure out the sequence and mantle up to a rest before tackling the final grade A friction slab.

Located on the left face up the gulley behind Pegasus.

FA: Christian Gamst, 2 Feb 2019

Sport 15m, 5
25 Giardia or Nothing

Short bouldery line which climbs directly up the left hand side face of Pegasus.

FA: DanielScott, 23 Jan 2020

Sport 8m, 2
23 Pegasus

Up the right arete of the large block at the base of the gulley. Slopey holds, and some fantastic moves.

FA: Christian Gamst & Mario Hernandez, 5 Jan 2019

Sport 10m, 3
23 Well of Souls

Climbs the crack then straight up through the steep buldge. No anchors yet. Either traverse over to Polly, International Terrorist's anchor just down and right after the ledge or continue up the Line of Fearless Freddie to it’s anchor.

FA: Marco Lefebvre, 18 Jan 2019

Sport 15m, 3
24 Well of Souls Variation

Climb the face right of the crack. Crack is out. A bit contrived, but fun.

FA: Marco Lefebvre, 1 Feb 2019

Sport 15m, 3
24 Polly, International Terrorist

Climb the off width, moving left to clip the first bolt. Then straight up to the DBC belay.

FA: Graeme Dingle & Ken Harcombe, 1999

Sport 15m, 2
20 Fearless Freddie

Second pitch of "Polly, International Terrorist".

From the belay climb straight up past the first bolt and traverse left after the second bolt to the arête. Then straight up past the last bolt to DBC.

FA: Graeme Dingle & Neil Withers, 2000

Sport 15m, 3
20 I Hear The Devil Calling Me

The face to the right of the off width. Move right from the off width, clipping the first bolt and stepping on to the face. Move straight up the seam and traverse left to the belay. Be mindful of potentially loose blocks above the buttress.

FA: Mark Bodt & Marcus Thomas, 1991

Sport 15m, 3
20 Smilla's Feeling

Second Pitch of 'I Hear The Devil Calling Me'.

From belay move up and right over easy ground past a bolt to a short but tricky wall with another bolt. Climb the easy arête above to the DBC belay.

FA: Graeme Dingle, 2000

Sport 15m, 3
North Island Auckland Ti Point Chad Wall
18 The Fang

The arête and the ‘fang’ at half height. Wet at high tide. DBC belay.

FA: Graeme Dingle & John McKenzie, 1997

Sport 20m, 5
North Island Auckland Ti Point Sam Bullock Wall
20 Richard

Sustained route straight up the face of the pillar with balancy moves towards the top.

FA: Derek Watts, 2003

Sport 20m, 5
21 Slapping Down

FA: Lydia Bradley, 1992

Sport 20m, 3
27 Man From Atlantis

Straight up past four bolts to belay on top of pinnacle.

FA: Ton Snelder, 1992

Sport 20m, 4

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