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

Greg Jack on A La Weta (25/12a/7a+), Mt Somers, NZ © highlux

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

Approach 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.

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2Beef Flavoured Sausages
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13 *1
3A Springtime Festival in Autumn
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17 1
 Fog Buttress 
5Parthenope
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16 **1
 The Pyramid 
7Tall Order18 1
 The Pinnacles 
9Silent
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17 *1
 Christian Principals Crag 
11Bring Back the Cane
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15 **7
12Sunday School Felching
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16 2
13Sleeping with the Nasty Boys
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16 *5
 The Far Side 
15No Weasals
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18 * 
16The Far Side Butress
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19 ** 
17New Age Deceit21 * 
18Dubious Means24 ** 
19The Contortionist22 ** 
20Pain and Pleasure24 ** 
21Gecko21 * 
22The longest, hardest climb I've ever done21 * 
23Once a Jolly Swagman20 ** 
 Orange Wall 
25What's Up Doc?
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19  
26Have you been Stung?19 * 
27Steady Eddie23 ** 
28A La Weta
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25 *** 
29Uno
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21 ***2
30Skate22 *** 
31Snapper24 ** 
32Groper22 ** 
33Orange Roughy16 *5
34Red Herring16 *1
35Dogfish
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15 1
36Sardine
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15 3
  
38Saveloy Heaven *14 1
39Frankfurter Duet *14 *1
40Weta Waltz *15 1
41Porno Star *15 *1
42Crunchie Nuggets *16 1
43Zephyr *15 *1
44Black Velvet Sin *18 1
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