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Rocky Road, 19

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Rocky Road, 19

Unknown group on Rockey Road. Three pitches, 17, 19, 18. The second pitch feels very exposed.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2006-03-20
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Cloak and Dagger, 14

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sbaclimber leading Cloak and Dagger on the back of the West Pinnacle
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2006-03-17
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The most imposing faces at Mt Somers

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The most imposing faces at Mt Somers

From left: the Far side, The Waterfall wall, The Fortress and the Orange Wall. The Hut Pinnacle is in the foreground
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2006-03-10
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Robo555 on the crux of Slippery when Wet.

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Robo555 on the crux of Slippery when Wet.

As with all the sport lines in the Embayment, slippery when Wet features sustained climbing on small features
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2006-02-22
Views: 978 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
Protecting the crux of wild Man.

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Protecting the crux of wild Man.

Socialclimber on wildman...again...The crux is pulling through from the arch onto the face. Off width fingers are not my best jams. Pic by chalkeye
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2006-02-18
Views: 1488 | Votes: 3 | Comments: 0
warming up on Lancelot

Average Rating = 3.90/5 warming up on Lancelot

Kadies warming up on Lancelot at Castle Rock. Christchurch city is in the background.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-11-18
Views: 3383 | Votes: 51 | Comments: 39
The smile says it all

Average Rating = 5.00/5 The smile says it all

Kit seconding up **Lonely on the Lead, 17. great friction, solid rock and a diverse rack make this line well worth the trouble.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-10-26
Views: 824 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
Recovering Trad addict

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Recovering Trad addict

The terrible thing about this addiction is that it can hit anyone and can be easily hidden from loved ones in it's early stages. For the trad addicts that can't go cold turky we give them a little hit in the form of bouldering, just enough to take the edge off. Although Gabe (sbaclimber) isn't far enough along in the program that he feels comfortable climbing without a harness, you will note he did only load up with quick draws, choosing to leave his serious trad gear in the bag. (Well done Gabe!!) Some people, like sbaclimber, may never fully recover from this all-consuming addiction that is trad climbing but they can still go on to lead full and productive lives with a little support. ( PM socialclimber regarding donations)
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-10-11
Views: 1075 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
The infamous wrist jam on Court Jester

Average Rating = 3.00/5 The infamous wrist jam on Court Jester

Gabe(sbaclimber) well jammed into the painful wrist jam on Court Jester. Chris Belaying, Lana looking on.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-08-12
Views: 615 | Votes: 2 | Comment: 1
Basilisk, v4

Average Rating = 3.42/5 Basilisk, v4

socialclimber on Basalisk, Mark spotting. Pic by Laurent de Senarclens
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-08-07
Views: 729 | Votes: 12 | Comments: 7
Train tracks, v2/3 Flock Hill

Average Rating = 3.12/5 Train tracks, v2/3 Flock Hill

Socialclimber on Train tracks. The problem is found at the eastern end of the Badlands area at Flock Hill. The mantle is a little harder than you might first expect then smear/jam up the "train tracks"
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-07-21
Views: 1217 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 4
100x slab, v4 Flock Hill

Average Rating = 3.14/5 100x slab, v4 Flock Hill

Nicole working the 100 times slab. This is one of my favorite problems. It is as steep as it looks. You can work it for ages and not lose any skin or pop any pullies on it. And with the thousands of little water runnells carved into it, a beautiful piece of rock.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-07-21
Views: 1039 | Votes: 7 | Comments: 3
socialclimber on

Average Rating = 3.00/5 socialclimber on "The Element", v5

a Spittle Hill Classic on the back of the Nasal Slip boulder.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2006-11-25
Views: 1786 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 2
The crags at the summet of Mt Bradly

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The crags at the summet of Mt Bradly

Theres still another 30/45 minutes of bush-bashing and rock hopping to do to get to the base of the crag. On the arete at the longest point of the crag is the three star classic "White Wizard", 22.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-05-10
Views: 822 | Comments: 0
Seth at Wuthering Heights

Average Rating = 3.94/5 Seth at Wuthering Heights

It's an easy problem with a bad landing but too aesthetic to ignore. probably around v1. The Dark Castle(lower left), Quantum Field(center) and Spittle Hill (back) stretch out at the bottom of the hill.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-03-08
Views: 1483 | Votes: 36 | Comments: 17
Gary at Wutherig Heights

Average Rating = 3.79/5 Gary at Wutherig Heights

Gary on a beautiful but low grade problem at Wuthering Heights, overlooking Quantum Field.Pic by Seth Johnson.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-03-07
Views: 1642 | Votes: 15 | Comments: 18
Walking back to the car

Average Rating = 4.08/5 Walking back to the car

It had been wanting to rain for a while, we were treated to this view as we left Quantum Field. Spittle Hill is in the background. Pic by pranayama
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-02-26
Views: 734 | Votes: 25 | Comments: 19
Brian on Slothful 21

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Brian on Slothful 21

This is a nice overhanging 21. Climbing is on big holds all the way up, Brian is about to pull through the crux. Mark is Belaying.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-02-03
Views: 1910 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
Stu on *Jelly Roll 16

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Stu on *Jelly Roll 16

This is just a nice crag. Thats all I can say.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-02-03
Views: 619 | Comments: 0
Checking out my optins on Wild Man

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Checking out my optins on Wild Man

socialclimber takind a rest and sorting things out on Wild Man 19. A very hard start leads to easier climbing. Pic by Stu.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-02-03
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socialclimber grunting through the mantle on *Future Fantasy 20

Average Rating = 0.00/5 socialclimber grunting through the mantle on *Future Fantasy 20

Future Fantasy is a short but rather strenious climb involving a 2 meter roof and a mantle. I found the difference between success and failure was all in the way I held my tonge... Pic by sbaclimber
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-02-02
Views: 747 | Comments: 6
The Hulk Hogan Wall, western end.

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The Hulk Hogan Wall, western end.

This is the end that overhangs the road a little. at the opposite end the lines are bolted due th their height.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2005-01-07
Views: 849 | Comments: 0
Klaus on Naked Ape,20

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Klaus on Naked Ape,20

This line has become harder since a useful hold broke off leaving only a crimpy side pull
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2004-12-05
Views: 1723 | Comments: 0
The featured wall at the back of the gym

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The featured wall at the back of the gym

This wall was designed to for climbing without holds for a bit of a challenge. There are overhanging cracks, flakes and bridging problems. In the left corner (out of sight) there is a chimney
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2004-11-14
Views: 708 | Comment: 1
The Right wall

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The Right wall

This wall has climbs on holds between grade 13 and 27.The hardest lines are on the left, rising about 20m and finishing with a 4 meter horizontal run along the roof of the gym. At the back of this wall are the slabs anda kids wall.
Submitted by: socialclimber on 2004-11-14
Views: 612 | Comments: 0
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