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Areas in Wanaka

Cattle Yard 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Chopping Block 0 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Conservatory, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Crackhouse 6 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Diamond Lake 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Engine Block 0 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Headstone 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Highside 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Hip Hugger 0 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hospital Flat 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Main Cliff 3 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Mout Iron 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Riverside 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Roadside Area 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Tiny Town 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Tombstone, The 2 / 9 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Warm Leatharete 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Watchtower 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Whale Watching 1 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
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Description

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wanaka

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Headbanger's Arete
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Headbanger's Arete Main Cliff 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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