Contributed by cacheson Nov/21 - This public ticklist has been seen 279 times

It's hard to find good, safe trad climbs around Wellington, where there is an abundance of loose rock and climbs are often difficult or impossible to protect. This is a ticklist of routes that I would consider climbing on trad gear (some with bonus bolts interspersed) again without feeling the desperate compulsion to write my last will and testament beforehand. These are climbs that I would recommend to someone who wants to do some trad climbing around Welly but doesn't want long runouts above shit pro in shittier rock. Some are bolted, but with places to put trad gear (good for learning). DISCLAIMER- some of these are still really fiddly to protect, and in all cases the outcome of a fall is uncertain. There is a lot of subjectivity here too- different people will have different ideas of what's acceptable. I'll update the list as I climb more around here.

Neil Parker on Joie De Vivre  © clark alston
Neil Parker on Joie De Vivre
© clark alston, Nov 2014

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Unknown climbers on Slabber (L) and Mordor (R).

Unknown climbers on Slabber (L) and Mordor (R).
© clark alston

Neil Parker on Joie De Vivre

Joie De Vivre
Neil Parker on Joie De Vivre
© clark alston

Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Sewer Variant 14 4 14m Titahi Bay
Seagull Groove 12 2 7m Punk Rock
Farce 17 1 10m Punk Rock
Going to Fall 17 1 10m Punk Rock
Apathy 14 1 10m Punk Rock
Ian Ferguson Rocked My Boat 11 4 9m Pukerua Bay
Nazguls Riding Unicorns 16 ** 1 10m Titahi Bay
Hobbit's Enigma 17 3 12m Titahi Bay
Dolphinius Alternative 17 2 ? Pukerua Bay
Limpet Groove 11 3 15m Titahi Bay
Plimsoll 13 * 3 15m Titahi Bay
Orange Slab 6 6 12m Titahi Bay
Sloth 18 *** 12 18m Titahi Bay
Joie De Vivre 19 ** 5 23m Titahi Bay
Mordor 16 * 2 45m • 2 Titahi Bay
Diagonal Wall Direct 14 2 28m • 2 Titahi Bay
Diagonal Wall 12 4 28m • 2 Titahi Bay
Rasp 16 5 24m Titahi Bay
Jug Arete 11 2 28m Titahi Bay
9 stars 63 318m 22
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