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Coromandel Rock Climbing 

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The Coromandel may not have as many routes as the Waikato region or Lake Taupo, but it has more stunning multi pitch sport routes than anywhere else in the North Island. Castle Rock is the most popular areas, with many bolted routes 3-5 pitches in length, great rock and even better views. Tairua, a new area under development has the potential to be even better than Castle Rock if it is full developed. Buck Rock (listed as part of the Waikato region) is reasonably close to the Coromandel, and also has bolted multi pitch lines.

The Coromandel is renowned for its natural beauty, and is also a popular destination for other outdoor activities like tramping, canyoning, kayaking and beaches.

Getting There 

Two hours by car from Auckland.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Coromandel

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Coromandel:
2 stroke tantrum   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Castle Rock : Quiet Earth Wall
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Featured Route For Coromandel
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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