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Wannabe mountaineers?

EJ
20/09/2006
2:39:48 PM
On 20/09/2006 bren wrote:
>I've heard sebastopole is big and bolted?
>
>Anyone got any other ideas around that area that might be a go-er?

There are some routes on Sebastopole Bluffs, they are between 20m and 100m and a majority are bolted. You can get a pocket guide from Alpine Guides in Cook Village. Shark Attack and Red Arete are good ones to start on.

If your after rock, maybe try out Twin Streams which is down the road from Mt Cook, accessed via the creek system opposite Glentanner Station. I don't think this area is bolted though. Otherwise use some of your new skills and checkout some of the routes out of the Fox and Franz Neves on the Westcoast. Checkout the NZ Alpine Club website.
bren
20/09/2006
3:24:31 PM
Good point!.....in that case i will keep researching, i have around a week to kill, shouldn't be too hard to keep myself entertained in NZ tho

thanks for the info
ant
20/09/2006
5:25:40 PM
On 20/09/2006 James wrote:
>Sebastapol isn't very exciting (I think it was only bolted so AGL had somewhere
>convienent to take their clients...). Realisticall you will do most of
>the worthwhile climbs in a day. Also remember also Sebastapol is right
>in the village, so it cops all the same crap mountain weather that gives
>the area its 8 metres of annual precip.
>
>the only other place I've rockclimbed in NZ is Wanaka, & that hardly counts
>as "big".

You sure MCV gets 8 metres precip? Twin Stream does have some long climbs, some of which are mixed (bolts + gear), but it will cop similar weather to MCV. It's easily accessible from Glentanner station, which is on the way out of MCV.

The Darrans has loads of long multi-pitch but is renowned for its rainfall, possibly copping 8 metres per annum. It's getting alot of attention in the later summer months
james
20/09/2006
5:34:56 PM
On 20/09/2006 ant wrote:
>You sure MCV gets 8 metres precip?

I was told the Southern Alps got something like that. In any case, it rains/snows/sleets LOTS!

Sebastabol is pox - Australian rock pisses all over it. If you want to do longish rock routes, come home early & go to Pierces Pass for quality 200m multi-pitch routes.

vwills
20/09/2006
6:17:47 PM
Agree Sabastopol is only good if you have a day to kill while hanging around.

Twin Streams is fantastic if the weather gods smile on you. Lovely greywacke slabs up to 8 pitches/250m routes. I'm being unpatriotic, but on a good day Twin Streams beats Pierces Pass hands down. There are quite a lot of bolts, though sometimes they are a fair distance apart and a lot of the climbs need some gear. Info is in the Barron Saddle Guide.

Instead of rock why dont you consolidate alpine skills. Head up Annette Plateau to Sealy or up Gorilla Steeam to the Nuns Veil. Both nice 2-3 day trips that will reinforce what you have learnt on the course and give you an appreciation for the topography of the area.
bren
21/09/2006
5:36:22 PM
'Instead of rock why dont you consolidate alpine skills. Head up Annette Plateau to Sealy or up Gorilla Steeam to the Nuns Veil. Both nice 2-3 day trips that will reinforce what you have learnt on the course and give you an appreciation for the topography of the area'

That's not a bad idea, I was initially thinking bolts so i could take a light rack but it looks as tough it's going to be worth taking all my gear. I'll have to look into twin streams, annette plateau and Gorilla Steeam too....going to be a wicked trip either way!!

sliianna
24/10/2006
3:55:39 AM
'"nstead of rock why dont you consolidate alpine skills"

totally agree with that and you'll be pscyhed to practise what u have just learnt.
we've got great rock at home. NZ has got great mountains. i'd plan for the mountains and go rock climbing on rest days or when the weather craps out.

have fun!

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