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Coromandel Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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



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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',13],['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 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: Seconding the exposed second pitch

The Links Effect 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Oceania : Castle Rock : Kookmeyers
Fantastic multi pitch sport route with exposure that makes you think you are in the Arapiles.Pitch 1 - 50mA fantastic slab line alternatively know as "Sleeping Boy Catches No Fish" that is well worth climbing in its own right. Quite technical for the grade with less than positive slopey holds, so you have to rely on your footwork. Crux is getting to the first bolt (a little harder than 5.10a/18 in my opinion). Wonderful views and nice exposure with the valley dropping off below you. Well bolted ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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