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Showing all routes 27 routes total

Boulder - 25 routes - avg. grade V2 V0 - V1 V2 - V3 V4 - V5 V6+
Trad - 2 routes - avg. grade 15 0 - 16

The clmbing on Wellington's west coast consists of adventure bouldering and adventure trad climbing.

Showing all routes 25 routes total Time 50 min

Boulder - 25 routes - avg. grade V2 V0 - V1 V2 - V3 V4 - V5 V6+
Overview

The Boom Boulders are a nice collection of hard smooth blocks complete with steep angles, 50 minutes’ walk from the carpark.

Showing all routes 5 routes total 1 m

Boulder - 5 routes - avg. grade V3 V2 - V3 V4 - V5 V6+
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Boulder

1
Unnamed
Grade V3
Sit start on small edges, with green footholds at the back of the roof. Make a long reach to a pinch then up on solid crimps.
2
Boom Box
Grade V4
Start as for route 1, but cross into a shallow edge and then make a long move right to a good sloper. Head up on flatties to the lip.
3
Unnamed
Grade V6
Start on Boom Box, but head right on slopers to the arete. Either finish up route 4 (slightly easier at around V5) or continue further right to finish up route 6.
4
Unnamed
Grade V3
Sit start on spikey edge and sloper. Pop up and left to rounded sloper. Snatch the right-hand finger slot and ease up and right to exit.
5
Unnamed
Grade V3
Start on a slopey shelf. Move left to a positive hold, match, then snatch for the lip.

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Boulder

1
Unnamed
Grade V1
Sit start laying off the crack. Follow the obvious weakness up and right.
2
Unnamed
Grade V2
Sit start with left hand on a small edge and right hand pinching the crack. Slap up to the obvious hold, grab some slippery slopers above and rock left to top out.
3
Unnamed
Grade V0
Sit start on good jugs. Follow more good jugs to the juggy top out.

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Boulder - 5 routes - avg. grade V4 V0 - V1 V2 - V3 V4 - V5 V6+
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Boulder

1
Unnamed
Grade V2
Sit start on the boss. Follow holds on the arete and rock right onto the slab.
2
Boom Shot
Grade V7
Sit start with left hand on good sidepull and right on a flat edge. Slap right hand out to a small solid crimp, take left to pocket-like crimp, then make a long right-hand move up to a very small edge. Some fancy footwork and hand movements to finish!
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Lowrider
Grade V7
Sit start on the arete. Pull left to the small rail on Boom Shot, match, and then make a series of shouldery moves to join route 3. Finish along that route.
3
Unnamed
Grade V4
Start at a good jug and the pocket-like crimper. Slap up to large sloper and head left along a series of good spaced holds to a jug under the overlap. Good contorted fun.
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Unnamed
Grade V0
On the opposite side of this block is a small vertical face with one problem on it: sit start low on left-hand side of face and follow a series of edges to the top.

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Boulder

1
Unnamed
Grade V2
Mantle the small rooflet.

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Boulder

1
Lakes Bloc
Grade V2
Sit start on the sharp lip with left foot on the low shelf. Follow the lip leftwards to the arete. Swing around the arete and step up onto the slab.
2
Unnamed
Grade V1
Sit start under the arete. Top out as for Lakes Bloc.

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Boulder

1
Short Man’s Disease
Grade V2
Sit start on right-hand sidepull and left-hand edge. Arrange left foot in a small notch and let rip for the summit.
2
Unnamed
Grade V5
Start on Short Man but follow a series of holds leftwards, staying below the lip until you are past the corner.
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South Traverse
Grade VM
Start on the southern end of the boulder and traverse rightwards to its highest point.
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North Traverse
Grade V0
A pumpy traverse along the lip, from the northern corner leftwards around to the high point.

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The yellow-topped vertical boulder 30m back along the beach to the south.

1
Yellow Belly
Grade V3
Climb the left end of the high vertical wall facing the hill, using a large sidepull and some slopey features on the lip.
2
Unnamed
Grade V1
The short wall right of Yellow Belly, using some creaky crimps.
3
Mr Bungle
Grade V0
Start at bottom right and climb the north end of the boulder. Nice stone but a poor landing.

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A low undercut boulder against the hillside, south of the main boulders.

1
Unnamed
Grade V3
Sit start on the low prow. Pull on, slap for the sloping shelf then again for the lip. Mantle with some difficulty.
2
Unnamed
Grade V3
Sit start to the left of the prow on two good finger jugs. Slap right for a square-cut sloper, then crank back left for an edge then the lip. A quality (albeit short) problem.

Showing all routes 2 routes total Time 1 hr

The cliffs at Boom Rock rise straightr out of the water on Wellington’s rugged west coast, on the edge of Cook Strait. It is quite possibly the most friable crag in Wellington. Other climbers than the two parties listed below have been sighted climbing here, but there is no recorded information.

Access: Walk north along the beach from Makara, and traverse past Boom Rock itself to the base of the tallest wall (calm conditions are needed for this). Descent requires climbing steep farmland to a point where you can safely get down into the gully south of the ridge.

1
Jigglevision
Grade 14
50m A loose seaside activity. Deserves a star for its magnificent situation. A rope stretching pitch up the left arete of the main slab. There might be one good runner near the top – but don't count on it.
2
Crumble
Grade 15
50m Climb the central weakness on the slab, until forced left higher up. Poor protection and poor rock in one of the best climbing situations in Wellington.