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Submitted By: mikehilbert on Oct 8, 2012
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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
Base camp below the north face can be seen to the right of the sandy flats, middle distance. When Harrer visited the area this valley was filled by the glaciers,the extent of which is roughly evident by the gravelly slopes butting up against the limestone walls.

Regular N Face (Harrer) Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Oceania : Indonesia : Carstensz Pyramid
This is a complex link-up of weaknesses breaking up the monolithic limestone slabs on the north side of the peak. Look for left-trending corners in the center of the wall, which lead to a giant terrace. Follow right'slanting corners from the right end of the terrace, taking climbers to the summit ridge. Follow the ridge left towards the summit. This easy ridge is interrupted by a deep gash, requiring 5.8 climbing to attain the far side, or a tyrolean. Some short steps between the gap and the sum...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nate Ball
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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...