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 and a wood burner.

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 PINNACLES  
3Silent17 *1
 CHRISTIAN PRINCIPALS CRAG  
5Bring Back the Cane15 **4
6Sleeping with the Nasty Boys16 *3
 ORANGE WALL  
8What's Up Doc?19  
9Have you been Stung?19 * 
10Steady Eddie23 ** 
11A La Weta25 *** 
12Uno21 ***2
13Skate22 *** 
14Snapper24 ** 
15Groper22 ** 
16Orange Roughy16 *2
17Red Herring16 * 
18Dogfish15 1
19Sardine15 2
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