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Areas in Oceania

Indonesia 1 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Micronesia 2 / 8 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
New Caledonia 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
New Zealand 113 / 447 / 25 / 39 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 19 / 593
Palau 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Papua New Guinea 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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Oceania is the area in the Pacific Ocean lying between the continents of Asia/Australia and the Americas. The ethno-cultural definition of Oceania incorporates the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. For the purposes of this site, the Polynesian islands of Hawaii are not included. Malaysian islands are also not included in this area, as they too are already included in Asia.

The vast majority of this area is ocean. What land does exist is either low lying coral atolls, providing no climbing opportunities, or so called high islands, which are nearly universally volcanic in origin. Therefore, the rock is volcanic basalt. Most of these island nations are economically underdeveloped and land laws/rights can make accessibility an issue. The climate of Oceania varies based on latitude (and occasionally altitude), though it is by and large tropical.

High island countries in Oceania include but are not limited to Fiji, Samoa, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, et al), Federated States of Micronesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Tonga, among possible others...This site includes New Zealand and Indonesia in Oceania as well, though technically, they are part of other continental configurations.

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Fly on an airplane or ride on a boat.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Oceania

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 6
lung arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Beautiful Edges
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 5
The Unrepeatable
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Tuppimaster
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
High Hopes
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 7
The Mission
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Temples of Stone
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Headbanger's Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Arches
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Angry American
Sport
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
 10
1080 and the Letter G
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Rawhide
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
lung arete New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Quantum Field
 6
V3 6A Boulder
Beautiful Edges New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 11
V4 6B Boulder
The Unrepeatable New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Quantum Field
 5
V6+ 7A Boulder
Tuppimaster New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
High Hopes New Zealand > … > Kawakawa Bay > Point
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
The Mission New Zealand > … > Queenstown > Wye Creek
 7
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Temples of Stone New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > Track 2
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Headbanger's Arete New Zealand > … > Wanaka > Main Cliff
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Arches New Zealand > … > Main Cliff > Arch Area
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Angry American New Zealand > … > Mangaokewa > Wall of Teeth
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Terror Incognito New Zealand > … > Froggatt's Edge > Main Wall
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Monsterpiece Theatre New Zealand > … > Froggatt's Edge > Main Wall
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Prokarstination New Zealand > … > Mangaokewa > Grandstands
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
1080 and the Letter G New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > Track 6
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rawhide New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > Track 1
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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Nate Ball
Portland, OR
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
Taiwan is ethnically, culturally, and literally Asian. Although the aboriginal language(s) is the progenitor of all Polynesian languages. I guess that complicates things doesn't it? Also, my opinion is that Japan is much more Asian than it is Oceanic as well. And New Zealand should be under Australia. Nov 28, 2013
Andre Oktav
Denver, CO
Andre Oktav   Denver, CO
Geographically Indonesia and The Philippines is part of Asia under Southeast Asia region along with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, etc. Just my 2 cents.
List of Southeast Asia countries Apr 27, 2017

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