Dali's Hole Routes

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Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level
15 mins
Sheltered
Restricted Access

This area has been a major flashpoint for access issues; extreme care should be taken not to damage the fence in any way and to approach only via the described path. Approach (see map on page 49) - From the main track, pass through the kissing gate. After 50m, the track turns 90 degrees to the right. Hop over the gate straight ahead of you, and follow the track towards the rim of Dali's Hole, to your right. Go up one level and follow a track round to the opposite side of the hole, where a small path leads down past the tunnel to California. Continue down until you can walk across to the wall. aDo not damage the fence and use only the circular approach described. Most of the sport routes right of At the Cost of a Rope have had their hangers removed. Guidebook page 50.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Zambesi
A nice route although the gear is hard to arrange and the climbing somewhat awkward at the top. Belay off the wobbly spike and...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
2
Launching Pad
A good route, if a little polished. Climb the corner of Holy, Holy, Holy for a few metres and arrange high runners. Then make...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
3
Holy, Holy, Holy
A great route, which tackles the layback groove. It is harder than it looks and the crack can sometimes hold a bit of moisture....
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E2 5c
4
At the Cost of a Rope
A rather scrappy line which requires a steady head and a good eye for runners. Start just right of Holy, Holy, Holy. Follow the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
5
John Verybiglongwords
A stunning fin, that can be approach by abseiling from near Holy, Holy, Holy. When the water level is high it is an amazing...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5a
6
Telescopic Stem Master
More of an extended boulder problem, but very tricky.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6b+
7
Tower of Laughter
A good route with a bolt by the crux moves, although it is a little worrying reaching the first one. Belay off a concreted-in...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 6a
8
Mfecane
A fierce pitch, up the groove that leads to a campus-style move through the roof before continuing on to the lower-off on Her...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7b
9
Her Indoors
After a friable start, the slab above is enjoyable. Take some gear to protect the climbing up the initial crack before you...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
10
Minder
An amazing route for its grade. Described as the poor man's Bungles Arete by someone who has climbed both! Follow the line of...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
11
Medicine Show
Climb up the slab passing a bolt and make a traverse of the ridge to a belay on the right. Care needed with loose rock.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b