Another brilliant low-grader, up the middle of the watchtower. Start at the crack 5m left of the undercut right arete (but not the crack 9m left). Up the deep crack until it ends, right, and over a disconcerting bulge to a good ledge (8). Belay. Up the smooth wall on the rightuntil below another bulge, the left and up to a narrow ledge under the overhang. Best from here is an "unlikely" traverse right to a peg, then straight up to another good belay ledge (9). Finish back left and up to a scenic finish.

Speedie and McQuilkin 10/1964 Oct/1964

markalmack 28/Sep Solo O/S

And the variant

wi11 22/Sep Solo O/S

Left version

with Henry F
wi11 10/Sep AltLd O/S

Best VDiff in the world?

with Henry F
rod757 ?/May Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr AltLd
paco ?/Apr Lead O/S
keith_duncan 08/Mar AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch, Jerome linked the next two pitches and I led the final pitch. Communication from the summit back down to the belay cave at the top of pitch 3 wasn't possible so we resorted to rope tugs.

with dorman
dorman 08/Mar AltLd O/S
Darron ?/Jan -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Ceridwen 28/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Logan Mckelvie, Zoe Millington
Ban1 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jakenichol 13/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 18/Nov/13 Lead

Repeat of this superb route. Early enough to avoid the worst of the heat. Ran pitches 2 & 3 together.

with Debbie Wilkinson
jamie d ?/Nov/13 Lead O/S

super for leading beginners. Lp all 4 pitches

barney800 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Minerva variant. Good climbing, but didn't enjoy it as much as other Arapiles classics. Balance right on pitch three would be exciting for a grade 9 leader.

with Katherine Shaw
cbeard 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Hryciuk
helin 20/Apr/13 AltLd
with matt
tradguy 25/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Ed Lamb
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
adam06 ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 12/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Steve Gretton 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam Junker, Kim Taggart
hazeysunshine 11/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Liam
Theeni 07/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Jo and my last big route of the trip, awesome experience.

with Jo
DeniseWootten ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Celine Valant
soph ?/Apr/11 -
robertmichaeladams 07/May/10 AltLd
with Mel
MelH 07/May/10 AltLd
Pete Nugent 09/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

fantastic climb, amazing positionsd for the grade. Mel led p1&4. I led p2&3.

with Mel
Ant Harris ??/2010 -
Duncan D ??/2010 -
Hidden 30/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 AltLd
mikebee ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Steve Gretton 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Justin Whittington, Craig Orgill
fritz_in_aotearoa ??/2008 -
arose ?/Sep/07 AltLd
with Nick Kingstone
justin burgoyne ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Ed Babs 20/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Kate
Hidden 16/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
Pythonist ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S

Pitch 2

with Ian Lau
John Southworth 16/Nov/06 Solo
lamma_hippie 08/Apr/06 AltLd
with Jon Lawton
johnboyrevel ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Faye
tobydunford 20/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Keith Hobbs
MarkDavies36 ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Jill Singleton/Davies
peter myers ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/04 AltLd
lost.arrow 07/Mar/03 -
al99 ?/Nov/02 Lead O/S

The woman I did this route with had only one leg!!!

with Victoria climbing club
NorthernRock ?/Apr/02 -
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/02 Lead


with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 15/Nov/00 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/00 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2000 -
Chris Ellis 02/Sep/99 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
dan gibson ??/1998 -
Hidden 09/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/84 Solo O/S
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
tim123487, Hidden
High 10
Mid 10
Low 10
High 8
Mid 8
Low 8
High 9
Mid 9
Low 9
Votes cast 5
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set