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Rock Climbing NZ

mrsnuffy
12/09/2003
2:43:46 PM
Anyone going to be in the South Island around Wanaka/Queenstown during Feb/Mar 2004? I am looking for climbing buddies :-)

Also, i'd be keen to hear from people who've been rockclimbing around that area. Best area's to visit, places to hook up with other climbers etc

nmonteith
12/09/2003
3:32:01 PM
I have climbed at Hospital Rocks in Wanaka. It offers shortish (under 15m) sport climbing on fairly crappy shale rock. The good clean routes are fun however and the bolting and location are nice. It dosn't compare in quality to say the Blue Mtns or Nowra. There is heaps of sub 23 sport routes to do along the road from Wanaka to Rasberry Flat (Aspiring) and you can easily hitchhike there form Wanaka. Generally my experiance of NZ rock is not that great. Fun for a few days but certianly no Arapiles.

See a pic of the area here
http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=11356

Paulie
22/09/2003
2:22:33 PM
You should really try and get to Castle Hill outside Christchurch...amazing number of huge (and not so) limestone boulders sticking out of what must be a glacial valley...so beautiful...the setting itself is gorgeous...just bring some spare jocks for a few of the climbs, some are really frikking scary!

vwills
23/09/2003
2:37:39 PM
The climbing on the road to Aspiring is OK and the rock is pretty solid (short single pitch and increasingly bolted). I have climbed at "Roadside Attraction". Short Cut to Exposure and Aretnaphobia were both good. Check out areas on theCrag.com. I will hopefully be in the Aspiring region in Feb for some alpine stuff but don't have definite dates yet. I don't know why you'd leave Victoria for NZ to go rockclimbing alone!

mrsnuffy
29/09/2003
1:36:57 PM
Thanks - i've also found this great link of NZ rockclimbing if anyone else is interested:

http://www.climb.co.nz/index.htm

No vwills I'm not going just to climb rock - i'll be doing some of the white, wet stuff too. Then a cycle tour of the south island if everything goes to plan!

alrob
29/09/2003
3:38:38 PM
there is also a heap of info to do with bouldering here at http://www.powerband.org.nz/powerband
bananachicken
12/11/2003
4:05:38 PM
Hi MrsNuffy, I will be in Wanaka around that time. I spent a fair bit of time climbing around there this year and last and know the area pretty well. There is a lot of climbing from grad 3 to grade 32 on generally good rock (below the snow line) with a lot of untapped potential especially if you are into alpine rock. You can reach me on the email above or ask at the Wanaka YHA where i think i'll be basing myself. Cheers, Mark
philipp
9/12/2003
7:30:54 AM
hi,
i will al;so be in new zealand around jan and feb 2004 . in mid january i will go to hangdogcamp near takaka for climbing, and late jan. castle hill.
I'm on a round the world tour. Started in oct in germany, right now i'm in usa and from 4.jan to 22 feb i will be in nz.
Hope to hook up with other climbers,if some one is around at the same time please email me,
r_philipp@hotmail.com
Philipp

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