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Fantasy Factory

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About Fantasy Factory:

One hour drive from Chch, overlooking Charteris Bay on the East side of Lyttleton Harbour, Fantasy Factory has varied climbing up to mid 20's. There are about 35 routes, mostly natural with a handful of sport. "***Short Cut To Mushrooms" 17 (Trad) is notable. At Charteris Bay on the east side of Lyttleton Harbour, turn right into the steepening Bayview Rd, before making another right into Doris Faigan Lane. Drive to the end of the tar seal then continue up the short metalled road to it's end. From here, walk up the farm track, past the white tower until you see two green plastic water tanks. Continue straight on through the gate to the left of the tanks (by the single row of pines). The vehicle track peters out but continue over the paddock towards the right, where you find another gate (opposite the large solitary pine). By now you should be able to see the left end of Fantasy Factory a few hundred meters ahead.The easiest way to access FF is to rap from the top. Take a 60m rope to use as a dedicated rap line. Walk-off decent from the east end of the crag is possible along a stock track At it's heightest point, the crag is about 30m. Permission must be obtained from the land owner. (usually no problem) Contact details can be obtained from South Island Rock.
Approach Time:
Latitude, Longitude: -43.65400, 172.72301
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect:


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 * Woman's Weekly 5.6 1
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 **Bitterfingers, 16 (1) 5.8 2
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 **Short Cut To Mushrooms, 17 (3) 5.9 1