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Archimedes Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Nov 13, 2014
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Description 

This impressive wall is probably the best at the crag. Most of the climbs start from a ledge about 10m off the deck that need to be accessed via a fixed rope. Grade 21+ climbing and above.

Getting There 

From River wall walk downstream another 100m or so, turn the corner and you will see Archimedes wall

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 11.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Archimedes Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Abseil from the top of Drag Queen. Dont try and de...

Drag Queen 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Archimedes Wall
Climb up and right from the belay through the weakness in the roof. Follow the bolts that then swing back left on an exposed slab traverse before finishing up the headwall. No real crux section, but quite sustained. Take some long quickdraws or you will find out the hard way why this route is called "Drag Queen". Dont try and descend from the top to the river in one abseil unless you have a 70m rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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