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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Meat Grinder Wall
2 A Springtime Festival in Autumn
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17 1
3 Weta Waltz 15 3
4 Frankfurter Duet 14 * 2
5 Saveloy Heaven 14 2
6 Beef Flavoured Sausages
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13 * 2
7 Porno Star 15 * 2
  Fog Buttress
9 Parthenope
-
16 ** 1
  The Pyramid
11 Tall Order 18 2
  The Pinnacles
13 Silent
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17 * 1
14 Zephyr 15 * 1
15 Crunchie Nuggets 16 3
  Christian Principals Crag
17 The Staircase
-
17 * 2
18 Bring Back the Cane
-
15 ** 9
19 Sunday School Felching
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16 3
20 Sleeping with the Nasty Boys
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16 * 7
  The Far Side
22 No Weasals
-
18 *  
23 The Far Side Butress
-
19 **  
24 New Age Deceit 21 *  
25 Dubious Means 24 **  
26 The Contortionist 22 **  
27 Pain and Pleasure 24 **  
28 Gecko 21 *  
29 The longest, hardest climb I've ever done 21 *  
30 Once a Jolly Swagman 20 **  
  Orange Wall
32 What's Up Doc?
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19  
33 Have you been Stung? 19 *  
34 Steady Eddie 23 **  
35 A La Weta
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25 *** 2
36 Uno
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21 *** 4
37 Skate 22 ***  
38 Snapper 24 **  
39 Groper 22 **  
40 Orange Roughy 16 * 8
41 Red Herring 16 * 1
42 Dogfish
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15 1
43 Sardine
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15 3
  The Fortress
45 Black Velvet Sin 18 1
 
47 Hotline to Jim 18 ** 2

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