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Avery

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 15, 2014 - 12:00am PT
"Hunters Bar" Grade: 24 or 5.11d
"Hunters Bar" Grade: 24 or 5.11d
Credit: Avery
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"Hunters Bar" Grade 24
"Hunters Bar" Grade 24
Credit: Avery
"Hunters Bar" Grade 24
"Hunters Bar" Grade 24
Credit: Avery
"Hunters Bar" Grade 24 or 5.11d
"Hunters Bar" Grade 24 or 5.11d
Credit: Avery
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 15, 2014 - 02:28am PT
More good stuff Avery.


When was this??


I thought this was primarily a bouldering area.

How much roped climbing is there?


I could learn more.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 15, 2014 - 02:30am PT
Nice looking lines. I'm holding out for the boulders tho.
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
A vast limestone wall, Castle Hill.
A vast limestone wall, Castle Hill.
Credit: Avery
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It is A major Bouldering area, Ryan, but there are plenty of rope routes too.
Bouldering at Cave Stream. &#40;Close to Castle Hill&#41;
Bouldering at Cave Stream. (Close to Castle Hill)
Credit: Avery
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
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The "That Obscure Object of Desire" Grade 18 or 5.9
The "That Obscure Object of Desire" Grade 18 or 5.9
Credit: Avery
The "100 Times Slab" Flock hill, a couple of miles up the road from Ca...
The "100 Times Slab" Flock hill, a couple of miles up the road from Castle Hill.
Credit: Avery
"Subculture" Grade 24 or 5.11d
"Subculture" Grade 24 or 5.11d
Credit: Avery
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"Tectonic Awareness" 21 or 5.11a
"Tectonic Awareness" 21 or 5.11a
Credit: Avery
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 04:23pm PT
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MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Mar 17, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
Hey Avery, when were those shots taken, and name some names! Some of those people almost look familiar. "Unknown route, Castle Hill" is tectonic awareness I think...
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Mar 17, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
Bump for front page

John McCallum getting limestone.
John McCallum getting limestone.
Credit: MMCC
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
Hey MMCC, All the photos that I've posted here were taken between 1990 and 1994. As for the lack of names, I only got the OK to post these pics as long as everyone involved remains anonymous!
If you climbed at Castle Hill around the above period then chances are we probably do look familiar. Although we were enthusiastic climbers there was no way we were at the "cutting edge".
Thanks for the feedback. I've still got a few to post yet!!
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
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Dry Valley, a few miles from Castle Hill
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GrahamJ

climber
In the rain
Mar 19, 2014 - 02:45am PT
Cool photos - why don't you post these on the forums over on the climber.co.nz? Those forums are in desperate need of new and interesting people and posts.

Cheers

G
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 03:59am PT
Thanks Graeme. RE: climber.co.nz, I'll give it some serious thought. If your interested check out my other post "New Zealand: Nelson Lakes National Park"
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 04:05am PT
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"A Taste of Things to Come" &#40;21&#41; or 5.11a. Early 90's.
"A Taste of Things to Come" (21) or 5.11a. Early 90's.
Credit: Avery
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Castle Hill in mid winter
Castle Hill in mid winter
Credit: Avery
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:45am PT
Bump for Castle and Flock Hill. Love that place, but haven't had a chance to climb there in over 15 years. Great place to figure out your footwork.
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
Over 15 years! That makes two of us.
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Mar 19, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
Nice locale, pretty rock, but boy do those routes look short.
MMCC

climber
New Zealand
Mar 19, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
I was out there a lot, 86-90, but none of those photos are scanned. Here's something more recent, demonstrating some of the techniques required for respectable failure on these bizarre slopey problems.
Credit: MMCC

and something a little less conceptually demanding...
Credit: MMCC
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 09:45pm PT
Thanks for the photos MMCC, I certainly recognize the location in the lower pic.
"Respectable Failure", sounds like a fitting epitaph to my time as a climber.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 19, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
Spandex and Fires--classic!!!1111
Avery

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
Nice to hear from you Levy.
After your countless routes on El Cap almost anything would appear on the small size. There are, however, many stunning rope routes and the bouldering possibilities are almost endless.
Personally speaking, the primary attraction is the stunningly beautiful area the rocks reside in.
Hey Levy, come on over to NZ and "test the water"!
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