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Areas in Lake Taupo

Kawakawa Bay 21 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
Kinloch 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Whanganui Bay 6 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Elevation: 1,181 ft
GPS: -38.791, 175.894 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ryan Kelly on Apr 2, 2009
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Description

On the eastern side of the central region is Lake Taupo, containing some of the best climbing in the North Island. The lake sits in the crater of what is believed to be the world’s largest volcanic eruption. There are numerous cliffs lining the lake, several of which have established climbing. The rock is Rhyolite, a dense volcanic rock that is relatively smooth and solid, and prone to cracking instead of crumbling. The volcanic silt gives the lake a turquoise reflection and makes for some rather nice places to climb.

Getting There

From Auckland head south, from Rotorua head west, from Wellington head north. The lake is a major attraction of the north island, it shouldn’t be hard to find.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lake Taupo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mellow Yellow
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mellow Yellow Kawakawa Bay > Point 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
High Hopes Kawakawa Bay > Point 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
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