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Wanaka Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Guy H. on Aug 20, 2007
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Bouldering just outside of Wanaka.


The city of Wanaka offers a number of sport climbing opportunites about 15km west of town in the Matukituki Valley. There are a large number of easy to access routes for the locals or visiting climbers. There is a wide range of climbing from 5.5 to 5.13. Check for seasonal closures, since the climbing areas are on pastoral lease land. The lambing season is from Oct 1 to November 15th.

Getting There 

Take the Matukituki Valley road west out of Wanaka for about 15km.

Climbing Season

For the South Island area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

97 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Headbanger's Arete 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Main Cliff
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