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Blowhard Bush Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,870'
Location: -39.41284, 176.41749 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Cameron Fraser, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Corona on Sep 13, 2014
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Cool, shaded limestone bouldering. Many moderates featuring thin crimps and fluting on free standing blocks, and several hard problems with pockets and stalactites on smooth, steep walls and cave. Steep routes seep over the winter and spring months, making summer cleaning a necessity.

Getting There 

Head west from Napier up, up, up on the Taihape Road. There are other limestone areas nearby on private land. Talk to landowners about access.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

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By Corona
Sep 13, 2014
Downloadable guidebook available at:

Blowhard Bush Guide
By Corona
Sep 13, 2014
Professional photographer Kyle George took some great photos of Carrie Cooper bouldering at Blowhard Bush. Here's a link to the photos on his blog at Surf and Stone

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