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Elevation: -373 ft
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Dec 22, 2006
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Description

Little double-island nation about 3 hours by plane Southeast of Melbourne. Very green. Very wet.

Getting There

I'd recommend Air New Zealand.

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Classic Climbing Routes at New Zealand

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 12
Beautiful Edges
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 7
The Unrepeatable
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
Tuppimaster
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
High Hopes
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 5
The Mission
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Temples of Stone
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Headbanger's Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
The Arches
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Angry American
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
2 Stroke Tantrum
Sport 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Terror Incognito
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Monsterpiece Theatre
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Prokarstination
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
1080 and the Letter G
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Rawhide
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beautiful Edges S Island > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 12
V4 6B Boulder
The Unrepeatable S Island > … > Castle Hill > Quantum Field
 7
V6+ 7A Boulder
Tuppimaster S Island > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
High Hopes N Island > … > Kawakawa Bay > Point
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
The Mission S Island > … > Queenstown > Wye Creek
 5
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Temples of Stone S Island > … > Paynes Ford > Track 2
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Headbanger's Arete S Island > … > Wanaka > Main Cliff
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Arches N Island > … > Main Cliff > Arch Area
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Angry American N Island > … > Mangaokewa > Wall of Teeth
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
2 Stroke Tantrum N Island > … > Castle Rock > Quiet Earth Wall
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Terror Incognito N Island > … > Froggatt's Edge > Main Wall
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Monsterpiece Theatre N Island > … > Froggatt's Edge > Main Wall
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Prokarstination N Island > … > Mangaokewa > Grandstands
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
1080 and the Letter G S Island > … > Paynes Ford > Track 6
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rawhide S Island > … > Paynes Ford > Track 1
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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Kemper Brightman   Tucson
While New Zealand may not be a climbing destination per se, there is certainly enough rock to keep you occupied while you're here. If you enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing, skiing, or just being outside in a gorgeous location, as well as climbing, this place is for you.

As far as climbing goes you'll have access to all types, from bouldering to alpine, within a day or two drive. For beta, climbnz.org.nz is probably the best resource on the web. Its not as easy to navigate as MP, but the site gets frequently updated with the latest route info. If you plan on spending time in a specific area do yourself a favor and buy the guide book. The friendly local climbers are very helpful, but with so few people in such a big country, you'll often find a crag, or beach, to yourself.

May 3, 2013
JuliaMV
Christchurch, NZ
JuliaMV   Christchurch, NZ
climbnz.org.nz/nz is the best resource for route information - ranging from boulders to crags to mountains. Some of the crags around Christchurch are still off limits since the 2011 Earthquake.

NZ has a pretty friendly community that is happy to help reduce the number of epics in the mountains. For current mountain conditions (eg access, glaciers, ice, etc), the best source of information is probably through Facebook via the Canterbury Mountaineering Club or the New Zealand Alpine Club. There are also some smaller, local groups (eg Queenstown Climbing Club, etc) where you might have a better chance finding partners.

Also, depending on how long you are visiting/staying, you can get discounted hut tickets through joining the clubs. topomap.co.nz/ and avalanche.net.nz are also fantastic, invaluable resources. Happy climbing! Oct 22, 2015

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