Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 2,544 ft 775 m
GPS: -43.22559, 171.71266
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 39,974 total · 201/month
Shared By: Chris JD on Jan 20, 2008
Admins:

Description Suggest change

Beautiful, eerie wind sculpted limestone. This is a pleasant picnic spot for families as well as great wandering area. It's easy to lose yourself in the mystical qualities of this stone city. There is plenty of climbing to be had here in all grades, so it may be hard to feel crowded here.
The Limestone has great cracks and pockets as well as pure friction for some strange climbing.

Getting There Suggest change

From Christchurch take highway 73 west towards Springfield and Arthur's Pass.

When coming from this direction, the access path to Spittle hill, Quantum field, et all is at a gate just before the Castle Hill Ranch. Park along the road and then take the 10 minute hike back to Spittle Hill, Quantum Field, Dark Castle and Wuthering Heights.

Flock Hill, Dry Valley and Prebble Hill are further down highway 73.

24 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Castle Hill Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Castle Hill »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading