Hold On To Your Face Wall



Access issues inherited from Waipari

Please sign in, there is a logbook at the shelter partway up the track (On the way past hold onto your face wall) . No dogs, no camping or overnighting, no fires. This is a working farm, leave all gates open or closed as you found them.

Ethic inherited from Waipari

Please do not top rope directly through anchor bolts. Please rappel after cleaning anchors, rather than lowering through the bolts (unless the anchor bolts have additional lower-off rings). This is to ensure longevity of the anchor bolts.


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FA: Sarah Massey & Adrian Jones, 1998

Strong moves to get over bulge to easy climbing to top.

FA: Richard Bull

Goes through the large bulge before finishing on the slab. The FA does not recommend it.

Set: Richard Bull

FA: James Field-Mitchell & Stu Kurth

FA: Richard Bull

FA: Ton Snelder, 1992

FA: Richard Bull

FA: Bryce Martin, Pete Manning & Simon Carr, 1993

FA: Richard Bull

Direct start to 'Maddog Hine'

FA: Craig Houston, Aug 2016

Climb hound then trav up the face, not along the ledge, skipping the rest on BTl.

FA: Craig Houston, 2017

the image on this is incorrect. this route has a seperate anchor to cerberus to the right.

FA: Holger Moeller, 2001

Set: Scott Mooney

FA: Scott Mooney, 1999

Start as for 'Maddog Hine' / 'Built to Last' and finish up 'Hold Onto Your Face'

FA: James Field-Mitchell, 2011

FA: Ton Snelder, 1994

Direct start to hold on to your face. Technical face climbing.

FA: daniel Krippner, 2017

The steep overhanging arete and prow. start up the hound boulder then continue up to a difficult boulder working from one arete to the other. will be the hardest climb in the N.I one day.

Set: James Field-mitchell

A continuation of double major drop out. after doing the small boulder off the ledge on DMD continue left into the top of Cerberus.

FA: richard morgan, 2015

climb facial reconstruction but continue around the corner into the crux of lanky. has a run out that is a bit scary and the name is possibly the worst in creation.

FA: craig huston

FA: Luke Newnham, 1992

FA: Richard Bull, 1998

FA: Luke Newnham & Bryce Martin, 1990

Great climb. Climb up from right onto arete to get to big crack. Move left onto wall for mantle to small ledge. Up face on small holds to anchors.

FA: Luke Newnham & Bryce Martin

FA: Bryce Martin & Dave Garrity, 1999

FA: Bryce Martin & Cliff Ellery, 1999

FA: Jana Wold, 2013

FA: Bryce Martin, 1998


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