The Cutting





This collection of cliffs is situated high in the bush opposite the carpark and Sunnyside. There is some great face climbing on high-angled slabs with mostly excellent rock. The cliffs are shaded most of the time and normally remain damp until early summer.

Access issues inherited from Diamond Lake

Some crags are on private land. Please stick to the path and don't cut across the field.


From Hospital Flat car park, cross the road north and find the access track to the Falcon Steep area. Walk west down the road for 100m to reach the access track for the right and middle sections, which separate at a marker after a short uphill climb. Continue down the road for another 50m to reach the access track for the left section of the crag.



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Thin face climbing.

FA: Glenn Einam

FA: Murray Ball

FA: Rich Barlow

Climb through two overlaps and up a thin slab.

FA: Greg Johnston & Ken Super, 2009

Technical slab climbing.

FA: Greg Johnston, 2009

Steep slab.

FA: Mark Sedon

FA: Glenn Einam

Face climbing up to a bulge.

FA: Glen Einam

Face climbing through an overlap.

FA: Glen Einam

Face climbing on thin edges through the overlap.

FA: Glen Einam

Steep thin slab.

FA: Glen Einam

Climb up the broken rock.

FA: Glen Einam

1 17
2 19

FA: Steve Henrey

Up to the left anchor on quartz edges.

FA: Jerry Murray Orr

Up to the right anchor on big ledges.

FA: Jerry Murray Orr

Up the arete and dihedral then through the overlap.

FA: Glen Einam

FA: Joel Dean, Apr 2019

FA: Ed Nepia, Apr 2019

Bouldery start to crimpy face climbing, through a couple of overlaps.

FA: Glen Einam

Go left thru the overhang then up and right to thin face, overlap and heroic holds. two bolt lower off

FA: Al Mark & Ed Nepia, 2017

Climb short ramp to right facing crack corner, step left onto face then up and up to same lower off as The Secret of Happiness.

FA: Ed Nepia, 2017

Same start The Philosopher's Stone then move right and up flakes to slab.

FA: Glen Einam, 2017


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