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Abolishing Virginity (one route at a time) S 
After the Sunset S 
All Aussie Adventures T,S 
Benny's Magical Koura Circus T 
Boat Ramp Crack T 
Flipping the Grader S 
Hecklers, The T 
High Hopes S 
Human Intervention S 
Le Gopener T 
Mellow Yellow S 
Mexican Americans S 
Out of the Blue T 
Road Tripping  S 
Sidewinder S 
Sunday School S 
Sunset Ledge T 
Sweet and the Savage, The T 
Yellow Submarine T 

The Point Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Cameron Fraser, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Jul 11, 2012
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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

For the North Island area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Semi awkward belay before starting the crux pitch....

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

Photos of The Point Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Odyssey Wall and the Point, Kawakawa Bay
BETA PHOTO: Odyssey Wall and the Point, Kawakawa Bay
Rock Climbing Photo: Turquoise waters below
Turquoise waters below
Rock Climbing Photo: After the Sunset during sunset.. (pitch 1)
After the Sunset during sunset.. (pitch 1)

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