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Hold On To Your Face Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Apr 2, 2009
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Description 

A shorter, flat-topped wall that goes from slabby to leaning to quite overhanging. Notable by the obvious leaning dihedral with a beautiful finger to wide-hand crack running up the middle; the aptly named Hungover.

Getting There 

Around the corner to the right of Bete Noire Wall. Hop the fence and follow the trail around.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Hungover 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Hold On To Your Face Wall
The most prominent feature on the wall is a large left-facing dihedral with a perfect finger to wide-hands crack running up the center of it. The line is far more overhanging than it looks from the ground but the dihedral allows you to either stem or partial-chimney and make life a lot easier than it’d be if just a splitter crack. Ignimbrite isn’t the most gentle on the hands but it’s still a clean crack and worth doing if not just to get a break from the repetitious pocket-pulling at the r...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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