Beautiful Lake Taupo
On the eastern side of the central region is Lake Taupo, sitting in the crater of what is believed to be the worlds largest volcanic eruption. There are numerous cliffs lining the lake, several of which have established climbing. The rock is Rhyolite, a dense volcanic rock that is relatively smooth and solid, and prone to cracking instead of crumbling. The volcanic silt gives the lake a turquoise reflection and makes for some rather nice places to climb.
From Auckland head south, from Rotorua head west, from Wellington head north. The lake is a major attraction of the north island, it shouldnt be hard to find.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
56 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lake Taupo
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lake Taupo:
Featured Route For Lake Taupo
Mexican Americans 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Oceania
: New Zealand
: ... : The Point
This recently established sport route is the longest climb at K-bay. Set to become a classic for sure.Aside from a short section of grade 23/24 most of this route is grade 18ish. If you cant quite onsite 23/24 but still want to experience this awesome climb, you can always pull on a draw...If you don't link any pitches together, it is 6 pitches in total.Pitch 1 - 18Begin up the arete (first pitch of after the sunset). Can do the trad line to the left instead as they finish at the same anchors.Pi...[more] Browse More Classics in International