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Main Wall

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About Main Wall:

The “Main Cliff” at Waipapa is tucked away out of sight in a valley about 1km down stream of the Waipapa dam. The rock is a very compact fully welded Ignibrite with small edges lower down and pocketed nearer the top. The routes here require a totally different climbing style compared to their Ignibrite cousins down the road. The small holds and edges require balance and finesse as opposed to power and brute strength. The Main Cliff faces North and is situated on the side of a bush covered gully, with native trees right along the base and pine trees at the top. Access to the top of the cliff is difficult so all the routes have belay stations at or near the top of the cliff and descent is by abseil. There is a mix of sport climbs and trad climbing with some routes having a bit of both.
Approach Time: 10-15 minutes
Latitude, Longitude: -38.28586, 175.68907
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Billy Bold 5.9 1
Average Rating = 4.50/5 The Arches 5.10a 2
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Sun Dried Tomatoe 5.11b 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Gauche mais pas Maladroit 5.10a 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Ring Them Bells 5.9 1