The Stone Steps

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 90



Access issues inherited from Pakeho

Pakeho crag is located on private property. EVERY TIME you wish to climb you MUST obtain permission well in advance by emailing pakehocrag@glowing.co.nz. Please allow 1-2 days for a response. DO NOT enter the property without obtaining permission first.

Please only park in the designated parking area. Do not park on the drive or in any way obstruct access along the drive.

No new route development is permitted.

Leave gates as you found them, open or shut.

Stick to the climbing area. Please don’t go wandering off elsewhere on the property.

Take all rubbish with you, including food scraps.

Do not disturb stock.

No alcohol, dogs, fires, camping or littering.

Access to climbing is at your own risk. The landowners don’t have any knowledge of or expertise with the bolts and other fittings on the crag, and did not install them. It is your responsibility to ensure those fittings are safe and well maintained. The landowner takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from climbing or access to the climbs. This property is a commercial farm and as such has hazards associated with such an operation.


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Grade Route

Up the face left of the angled arete.

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

Start up the right side of Double Six, then straight up above big hold.

FA: Stewart Dempsey, 2009

Up short face in front of the skinny tree, through overlap to arete, finish up the face.

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

FFA: Kierran McKay, 2009

Climb the flowstone and tufas into the corner with wide stemming. Name, grade, FA unknown.

May involve a jam in a hole...

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

The ledgy corner crack.

FFA: Stewart Dempsey (solo), 2009

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

Start in the scoop, traverse left under the arete and up that to good holds behind the tree. Move right and up to finish.

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

Straight up the mini-arete right of Dessicator, through the bulge on slopers, crimps and a mono, then joining Dessicator at it's fourth bolt to the same anchor. A bouldery route.

FA: Gee Rad, 2011

Clip the first bolt of Sitting Duck then aim for the crack and up, puling through the bulge (crux).

FA: Brad Hewson, 2009

Up stepped edges to start then trend right, staying left of (and off) the huge detached block. Above that, trend right to finish.

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

FFA: Hanna, 2009

FA: Jason Chandler, 10 Dec 2011

Pull through the initial roof then up to easier ground on the right. Aiming for the big flake below the next roof, up steeply to an easier finish.

FA: Paul Hunt, 2009

FFA: Stewart Dempsey, 2009

FA: Tom Johns, 2010

This cliff is unlocated

If you know where this cliff is then please take a minute to locate it for the climbing community. contact us if you have any issues.


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