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:

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.



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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3A Springtime Festival in Autumn
17 1
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7Tall Order18 1
 The Pinnacles 
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11Bring Back the Cane
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12Sleeping with the Nasty Boys
16 *4
 The Far Side 
14No Weasals
18 * 
15The Far Side Butress
19 ** 
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?
25Have you been Stung?19 * 
26Steady Eddie23 ** 
27A La Weta
25 *** 
21 ***2
29Skate22 *** 
30Snapper24 ** 
31Groper22 ** 
32Orange Roughy16 *4
33Red Herring16 *1
15 1
15 2

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