Da Cave



Access issues inherited from Waipari

Please sign in, there is a logbook at the roadside gate. 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: Shane McQuoid

FA: Zane Bray

FA: Stu Kurth, 2013

Climb up the overhanging boulder problem to the slab before climbing through the small roof. Powerful pumpy climbing.

FA: Richard Bull

FA: Richard Bull

FA: Scott Mooney

Climb up the overhang inside the cave on sharp pockets. Burly moves will lead you to the top section with some nicer moves.

FA: Bryce Martin, 1990

Up the arete then onto a slab.

FA: Zane Bray

Climb up the vertical face on good pockets and fun climbing. Shares the same anchor with In The Club.

FA: Richard Bull

Crimps lower down on the slight overhang leads a mantle over the lip, with better holds the higher you go.

Climb the slab to the first bolt of Zahnay Battles The Fishwife route.

Climb up Zoomers to the juggy part of the lip, traverse left, (left into dark jug) Continue out left around corner and down climb.

FA: Colin Pohl

Climb to to the first bolt of Zoomers.

Start as for Dr. Greenthumb and finish at the lip for Zoomers.

Sit start with left on an undercling pocket and right in half pocket and finish with Dr Greenthumb. Red circles.

Sit start with left on a pinch right on half pocket and finish as for Dr Greenthumb. Yellow circles.

Sit start with left hand on undercling pocket and right on a shallow 3 finger pocket. Big span needed for this. Green circles.

Climb straight up the steepest part of the overhang to good hold over the lip. NZ's first V9.

FA: Colin Pohl

Low traverse from left to right finishing on the slab.

Direct start to '10. Scooby Do' Climb up the face without using any holds near the left edge.

Traverse in starting on the face. Do not use arete once on face.

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