I'll have some time off this spring (south hemisphere) and am planning to go climbing in New Zealand (from late Oct to mid Jan probably).
Therefore, I' looking for two things : Information and resources about the local crags and potentials climbing buddies for Castle hill.
A good friend of mine will hit the road with me for 3 weeks before I'll settle down in Castle hill for a little while.
So I'm wondering, is there any worth visiting bouldering crag other than Castle hill ? We'll be driving around the country for a few weeks, and looking for nice pieces of rocks is usually a fun way to loose yourself in the outback.
Any tips and recommendation is more than welcome ! :)
Also, If you're looking for a friendly climbing partner in C.H. for mid/late Nov let me know.
Thanks a lot !
as I have been doing similar research a few years ago, you can check out my "summary" I came with here: nzclimb.blogspot.de/p/new-z...
From top of my head I would recommend: Elephants rocks and Hulk Hogen for bouldering. Hulk Hogen is rain sheltered. But there are many more interesting places. I think short googling will get you to places like Paynes Ford, Wharepapa, etc...etc... all summarized in the blog post above.
hope that helps:)
Thanks mate !