Climbs 70
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 1005m a.s.l
Faces N

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

Crag features

The Pinnacles Hut Area 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.

Good topo here.

Approach notes

Follow the Pinnacles Hut track from the Sharplin Falls carpark. This takes 2-3 hours to get to 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. 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!

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Meat Grinder Wall
2 A Springtime Festival in Autumn
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17 2
3 Weta Waltz 15 4
4 Frankfurter Duet 14 * 3
5 Saveloy Heaven 14 3
6 Beef Flavoured Sausages
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13 * 3
7 Porno Star 15 * 3
8 Spare Rib
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13  
9 Misty Mountain Hop
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17 *  
  Fog Buttress
11 Parthenope
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16 ** 1
12 Terrible Tales of Teenage Angst
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19  
13 Bucket of Fino
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17 *  
  The Pyramid
15 Tall Order 18 2
  The Pinnacles
17 Silent
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17 * 1
18 Zephyr 15 * 2
19 Crunchie Nuggets 16 3
20 Strong
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18  
21 Type
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18 *  
22 Eh?
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22  
23 Zesty
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23 *  
24 Feisty
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24  
25 Perky Nana 16 * 1
26 Bloke and Digger
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14 1
27 Cloak and Dagger
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14 1
Climb name Grade
28 Hokey Pokey
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19  
29 Pixie Caramel
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19  
30 Hound Dog
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20 *  
31 Rocky Road
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19  
32 Send the Bill
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21 *  
33 Fresh Start
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22 *  
  Christian Principals Crag
35 The Staircase
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17 * 4
36 Bring Back the Cane
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15 ** 10
37 Sunday School Felching
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16 4
38 Sleeping with the Nasty Boys
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16 * 8
39 Buns of Steel
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19  
40 Screaming in the Night
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16  
41 Corporal Punishment
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16 *  
  The Far Side
43 No Weasals
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18 *  
44 The Far Side Butress
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19 **  
45 New Age Deceit 21 *  
46 Dubious Means 24 **  
47 The Contortionist 22 **  
48 Pain and Pleasure 24 **  
49 Gecko 21 *  
50 The longest, hardest climb I've ever done 21 *  
51 Once a Jolly Swagman 20 ** 2
52 The Longest Hardest Climb I've Ever Done
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21 *  
53 Where's My Jolly Jumbuck?
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19 *  
Climb name Grade
  Orange Wall
55 What's Up Doc?
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19  
56 Have you been Stung? 19 * 1
57 Steady Eddie 23 **  
58 A La Weta
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25 *** 2
59 Uno
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21 *** 8
60 Skate 22 *** 1
61 Snapper 24 **  
62 Groper 22 **  
63 Orange Roughy 16 * 11
64 Red Herring 16 * 3
65 Dogfish
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15 2
66 Sardine
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15 5
  The Fortress
68 Black Velvet Sin 18 1
69 Scimitar
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21  
70 Banana Split
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20 **  
71 Mississippi Mud Cake
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17 * 1
72 0800 Butch
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23 **  
73 Psychological Trauma
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24  
 
75 Hotline to Jim 18 ** 3
76 Wailing Wall
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22 *  
77 Tsunami
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24 **  
78 Same, Same but Different
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18 *  
79 Nameless Girl
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16  

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