Mt. Somers

Climbs 75 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 980m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
The Pinnacle Hut are has two rock types:

Agglomerate pinnacles containing sport routes nearest the hut and columnar rhyolite walls higher up the hill with mostly trad crack and corner climbing.

For information see:

http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/canterbury/mt-somers/pinnacles-hut-area

Access notes
Follow the Pinnacles Hut track from the Sharplin Falls car park. This takes 2-3 hours to get o the Pinnacles Hut. The Pinnacles are 10 minutes walk uphill from the hut and 20 minutes plus to the upper walls.

The Pinnacles Hut is a serviced hut and currently costs $15 / night (3 hut tickets) Bring sleeping bag, food and stove. Hut has water, bunks with mattresses, wood burner and emergency radio.

Hut Rules:

Clean up after yourself.

Use the toilet privided.

DO NOT SKIP PAYING HUT FEES!

(http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/mount-somers-area/things-to-do/huts/pinnacles-hut/)

Hut tickets can be bought locally at Staveley or Mount Somers stores, from DOC offices or from Bivouac / Macpac in Christchurch.

Guidebooks
South Island Rock (2005), Rock Deluxe (2004), NZAC printout

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE PYRAMID  
2Tall Order18 1
 THE PINNACLES  
4Silent17 *1
 CHRISTIAN PRINCIPALS CRAG  
6Bring Back the Cane15 **4
7Sleeping with the Nasty Boys16 *3
 THE FAR SIDE  
9No Weasals18 * 
10The Far Side Butress19 ** 
11New Age Deceit21 * 
12Dubious Means24 ** 
13The Contortionist22 ** 
14Pain and Pleasure24 ** 
15Gecko21 * 
16The longest, hardest climb I've ever done21 * 
17Once a Jolly Swagman20 ** 
 ORANGE WALL  
19What's Up Doc?19  
20Have you been Stung?19 * 
21Steady Eddie23 ** 
22A La Weta25 *** 
23Uno21 ***2
24Skate22 *** 
25Snapper24 ** 
26Groper22 ** 
27Orange Roughy16 *3
28Red Herring16 * 
29Dogfish15 1
30Sardine15 2
   
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