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Castle Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: -36.7756, 175.5322 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Apr 19, 2013
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Description 

Long sport climbs up to 140m (460ft) on solid rock with fabulous views are why climbers come here. Huge potential for many more routes. Some trad routes are also being established. See Rock Deluxe North or www.freeclimb.co.nz for more details.

Rock Climbing Photo: Great views of both coasts
Great views of both coasts

Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Quiet Earth Wall
Climber on Quiet Earth Wall

Rock Climbing Photo: Exposed belay at top of pitch 3, Epic(21)
Exposed belay at top of pitch 3, Epic(21)

Getting There 

2 hours drive from Auckland. Drive towards Coromandel township. 3km before Coromandel town turn right down the 309 road. After a few km's you will pass a Waterworks on your left. 200m past the waterworks will be a turn off on your left down a dirt road labelled 'Castle Rock road'. Follow this dirt road, taking the turn off labelled 'Castle rock'. Don't go down any random forrestry side roads. When you are near Castle Rock (the huge clearly visible set of cliffs) park on the side of the road. Their is a large arrow on the side of the road make out of stones marking the start of the track.

Note: Occasionally the dirt road to Castle Rock is closed due to logging.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',10],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock:
2 stroke tantrum   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Quiet Earth Wall
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Featured Route For Castle Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Exposed belay at top of pitch 3, Epic(21)

Epic 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Oceania : Castle Rock : Western Wall
Another quality castle rock line.P1(5.10b) - Climb the face on featured rockP2(5.10d?) - Possilby sandbag for the grade. Can easily get through hard move by pulling on bolt or being tall.P3(5.10b) - Climb and corner, then pull onto another face and embrace the exposure as you traverse to the belay.P4(5.8) - Climb the exposed arete on easy holds. The most badass 5.8 ive done in a while!P5(5.7) - Easy ground to the top.Can link pitches 1 &2Can also link pitches 4&5...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: 20m after the stone arrow on the ground. turn righ...
20m after the stone arrow on the ground. turn righ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The stone arrow marking the start of the track
The stone arrow marking the start of the track

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