Castle Rock Rock Climbing
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.
Four main areas: Kookmeyers, Buddah Wall, Quiet Earth Wall and Western Wall
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.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock:
Featured Route For Castle Rock
ANZAC Parade 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Oceania
: New Zealand
: ... : Quiet Earth Wall
One of the Castle Rock classics.P1 (5.10b) - Climb the technical slab. Footwork is key. Finish pitch by breaking left and pulling up through tree to double bolt anchors. 25m.P2 (5.9) - Technically an easy pitch, but bolting can be a little spaced and easy to get off route if not careful. Start up the face and through a small overhang, then follow the bolts up the face to the next anchors. 30m.P3 (5.10c) - The crux pitch. From the belay head up easy ground on large holds up to a groove and small ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
20m after the stone arrow on the ground. turn righ...
The stone arrow marking the start of the track
By Cameron Fraser
Apr 19, 2013
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