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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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Classic Climbing Routes at Oceania

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 9
Fickle Finger of Fate
Boulder
V4 6B
 12
Beautiful Edges
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Acid Test
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
Tuppimaster
Boulder
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 8
Northwest Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
High Hopes
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 19
The Mission
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Temples of Stone
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Turn on , tune in, drop out
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Headbanger's Arete
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Terror Incognito
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Monsterpiece Theatre
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Dream Thing
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
1080 and the Letter G
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
Rawhide
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fickle Finger of Fate New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 9
V1 5 Boulder
Beautiful Edges New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 12
V4 6B Boulder
Acid Test New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > First Watering Hole
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Tuppimaster New Zealand > … > Castle Hill > Spittle Hill
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
Northwest Ridge New Zealand > … > Mt Aspiring NP > Mt Aspiring
 8
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
High Hopes New Zealand > … > Kawakawa Bay > Point
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
The Mission New Zealand > … > Wye Creek > Main Wall
 19
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Temples of Stone New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > Track 2
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Turn on , tune in, drop out New Zealand > … > Wanaka > Hospital Flat
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Headbanger's Arete New Zealand > … > Wanaka > Main Cliff
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Terror Incognito New Zealand > … > Waipari (former… > Main Wall
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Monsterpiece Theatre New Zealand > … > Waipari (former… > Main Wall
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dream Thing New Zealand > … > Wye Creek > Main Wall
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
1080 and the Letter G New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > Track 6
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rawhide New Zealand > … > Paynes Ford > Track 1
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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