Castle Rock Rock Climbing
Long sport climbs up to 140m (460ft) on solid rock with fabulous views are why climbers come here. Huge potential for many more routes. Some trad routes are also being established.
See Rock Deluxe North
or www.freeclimb.co.nz for more details.
Three main areas: Kookmeyers, Buddah Wall and Quiet Earth Wall
2 hours drive from Auckland. Drive towards Coromandel township. 3km before Coromandel town turn right down the 309 road. After a few km's you will pass a Waterworks on your left. 200m past the waterworks will be a turn off on your left down a dirt road labelled 'Castle Rock road'. Follow this dirt road, taking the turn off labelled 'Castle rock'. Don't go down any random forrestry side roads. When you are near Castle Rock (the huge clearly visible set of cliffs) park on the side of the road. Their is a large arrow on the side of the road make out of stones marking the start of the track.
Note: Occasionally the dirt road to Castle Rock is closed due to logging.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock:
Featured Route For Castle Rock
2 stroke tantrum 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Oceania
: New Zealand
: ... : Quiet Earth Wall
A nice long line with varied climbing and great views. 18/5.10a all the way, although you probably don't want ot do this route if you are only just climbing 18/5.10a.Pitch 1 (20m)Climb the slab (first 3 bolts in common with "Ins and outs"). Head right and up to belay ledge with some trees.Pitch 2 (20m)Climb the face with several steep bulges to navigate, but on great holds. Finish up on an easy slab to large belay ledge.Pitch 3 (35m)Now things start getting even more fun. Bridge up a series of g...[more] Browse More Classics in International
The stone arrow marking the start of the track
20m after the stone arrow on the ground. turn righ...
By Cameron Fraser
Apr 19, 2013
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