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

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 MEAT GRINDER WALL  
2Beef Flavoured Sausages13 *1
3A Springtime Festival in Autumn17 1
 FOG BUTTRESS  
5Parthenope16 **1
 THE PYRAMID  
7Tall Order18 1
 THE PINNACLES  
9Silent17 *1
 CHRISTIAN PRINCIPALS CRAG  
11Bring Back the Cane15 **5
12Sleeping with the Nasty Boys16 *4
 THE FAR SIDE  
14No Weasals18 * 
15The Far Side Butress19 ** 
16New Age Deceit21 * 
17Dubious Means24 ** 
18The Contortionist22 ** 
19Pain and Pleasure24 ** 
20Gecko21 * 
21The longest, hardest climb I've ever done21 * 
22Once a Jolly Swagman20 ** 
 ORANGE WALL  
24What's Up Doc?19  
25Have you been Stung?19 * 
26Steady Eddie23 ** 
27A La Weta25 *** 
28Uno21 ***2
29Skate22 *** 
30Snapper24 ** 
31Groper22 ** 
32Orange Roughy16 *3
33Red Herring16 * 
34Dogfish15 1
35Sardine15 2
   
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