Sheridan Hills Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Sheridan Hills
The Sheridan farm has a handful of small cliffs that host a couple of high quality, full-sized pitches of technical climbing as opposed to the pocket pulling at surrounding crags. There are a few sport routes here as well, but most of the good ones require a bit more technique than power and the bolts will be spaced more on easier sections of rock. There are still some lines here that have not been retro-bolted; have a good look before you go up and maybe take a couple hangers just in case. The rock here climbs more like the fully-welded ignimbrite, however the rock quality isnt near as strong. There are still some patches of choss, most likely because there isnt a whole lot of traffic coming through here. Nothing terrible, theres plenty of good rock, just climb smart as you always should regardless of rock quality.
Youre on farmland, all the same rules apply, perhaps with extra encouragement to use a rope bag as the animals have access to the grounds right below the climbs and sometimes above (see Dead Cow Groove).
See www.freeclimb.co.nz for more info.
Climbing Season For the North Island area.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Sheridan Hills
Hannah Louise 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Oceania
: New Zealand
: ... : Chunderosa Buttress
A long groove that makes a nice change from the sporty pocket pulling typical of this area. One of the better routes at Sheridan's. Groove ends 5m from top with some reachy moves but very positive holds. Take some wires for the top (optional) however is not run out without them. Walk off or abseil, 60m rope recommended for abseil. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International