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Submitted By: mikehilbert on Oct 8, 2012
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Description 

Oceania is the area in the Pacific Ocean lying between the continents of Asia/Australia and the Americas. The ethno-cultural definition of Oceania incorporates the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. For the purposes of this site, the Polynesian islands of New Zealand and Hawaii are not included. Malaysia and Indonesia are also not included in this area, as they too are already included in other areas - Asia and Australia, respectively.

The vast majority of this area is ocean. What land does exist is either low lying coral atolls, providing no climbing opportunities, or so called high islands, which are nearly universally volcanic in origin. Therefore, the rock is volcanic basalt. Most of these island nations are economically underdeveloped and land laws/rights can make accessibility an issue. The climate of Oceania varies based on latitude (and occasionally altitude), though it is by and large tropical.

High island countries in Oceania include but are not limited to Fiji, Samoa, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, et al), Federated States of Micronesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Tonga, among possible others.


Getting There 

Fly on an airplane or ride on a boat.


52 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',8],['5.10',9],['5.11',12],['5.12',8],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Oceania:
Bohemian   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
Oh Baby!   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
Vina Kulafu   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
Sadako   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
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Featured Route For Oceania
Mackie walking the crux of White Flower on an attempt of Jack Sparrow (5.14a). Unless you are 5'2" and strong as nails, you will probably not use this beta.

White Flower 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  Oceania : Philippines : ... : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
To quote my favorite Mountain Project route description, 'I have not sent this route; however, I have spent a disproportionate amount of time falling off this route... 'Connoisseurs of wine will tell you that there is no best wine in the world. Rather, there are many styles of wine, and within each there is an ultimate expression, the pinnacle of that particular genre. For a given type of rock - limestone, granite, schist - there are a few archetypical styles of route. For hybrid bould...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nate Ball
Administrator
From: Taipei, TW
Nov 28, 2013

Taiwan is ethnically, culturally, and literally Asian. Although the aboriginal language(s) is the progenitor of all Polynesian languages. I guess that complicates things doesn't it? Also, my opinion is that Japan is much more Asian than it is Oceanic as well. And New Zealand should be under Australia.

By mikehilbert
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2014

Agreed. Taiwan, Japan = Asia. New Zealand = Australia. I know local peoples, languages, etc may suggest otherwise, but for the sake of convenient organization...