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The climbing in the Charleston area consists of trad climbing and bouldering along the gneiss sea cliffs. You need to plan your approaches, since the tides may block your access to the base of the cliff. It is possible to TR a number of lines from the top down. This is an unique climbing area that is worth at least an afternoon, if you are passing through the area.

Getting There 

Charleston is located on the northern west coast of the south island. It is about a 3hr drive south from Nelson.

Climbing Season

For the South Island area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Charleston

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Charleston:
Racing in the Streets   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Wonder Wall
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Featured Route For Charleston
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top of the climb...

Hanging Around 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Wonder Wall
This is a strenuous direct line to the top of the cliff. The starting slab has a couple dolphin nosed shaped jugs. It then weaves through a number of pumpy overhangs to a steep juggy finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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