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The Point  


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Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Jul 11, 2012
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Description 

The Point is a spectacular section of climbale rock jutting out into the lake. Most of its routes are long and exposed, starting from a thin ledge that is 70ish feet above the lake. There are a few great sport routes here, but trad predominates. Most routes are 2-3 pitches, although some can be linked. The highest concentration of routes at K-Bay.

Getting There 

From the campsite follow the track past the long drop toilet. Keep following the track along the shoreline then inland slightly. 15 minutes or so gets you to the first route of the point.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',9],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['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 The Point:
High Hopes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For The Point
Second pitch, as seen from the anchors

High Hopes 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : The Point
Classic K-bay climbing. A long arete with amazing exposure. When you start the climb you are allready a good 70 feet above the beautiful turquoise lake. Can be done as 2 pitches (Belay station on ledge to right of 7th bolt). However I recommend doing it as one long pitch (rope drag not too much of a problem as arete is reasonably straight). A 50m rope will get you there (just). Consistent climbing at the grade. This climb is a popular solo for the bold among us....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Odyssey Wall and the Point, Kawakawa Bay
BETA PHOTO: Odyssey Wall and the Point, Kawakawa Bay
Turquoise waters below
Turquoise waters below
After the Sunset during sunset.. (pitch 1)
After the Sunset during sunset.. (pitch 1)

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