Mangatepopo Valley Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Parking at Mangetepopo limited to 4 hours, no overnight Details
As at 2018 people are only allowed to park at Mangatepopo carpark for 4 hours maximum and can not park there overnight. Climbers can get a permit allowing them to park for longer (up to 48 hrs). This permit is only obtainable by visiting the DOC office in Whakapapa in person, and is currently only available to members of NZAC or FMC. Ring the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre for more information (+64 7 892 3729).
Description [Suggest Change]
Mangatepopo Valley lies beneath Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe on the western edge of Tongariro National Park. Many nice trad climbs 1-3 pitches. This is probably the second most accessible climbing area in park after Whakapapa Gorge. Check out valley classic Bomb Arete (14,16,8).
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Unsealed road off SH37 leads to start of popular Tongariro crossing hiking trail. From the carpark wall 30-40 mins up the valley to the crag. The crag is on your right. you cant miss it.
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