Sheridan Hills Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Sheridan farm has a handful of small cliffs that host a couple of high quality, full-sized pitches of technical climbing as opposed to the pocket pulling at surrounding crags. There are a few sport routes here as well, but most of the good ones require a bit more technique than power and the bolts will be spaced more on easier sections of rock. There are still some lines here that have not been retro-bolted; have a good look before you go up and maybe take a couple hangers just in case. The rock here climbs more like the fully-welded ignimbrite, however the rock quality isnt near as strong. There are still some patches of choss, most likely because there isnt a whole lot of traffic coming through here. Nothing terrible, theres plenty of good rock, just climb smart as you always should regardless of rock quality.
Youre on farmland, all the same rules apply, perhaps with extra encouragement to use a rope bag as the animals have access to the grounds right below the climbs and sometimes above (see Dead Cow Groove).
This Area Is A Working Farm Details
You no longer need to check for access before climbing. The farmer asks that all vehicles park on the road and DO NOT drive onto his farm
Getting ThereSee freeclimb.co.nz for more info.
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