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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

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',11],['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: Climber at top of pitch 5, Archibald Baxter

Archibald Baxter 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Quiet Earth Wall
One of the longest rock routes in the north island. Fully Bolted.Pitch 1 - 20Technical climbing up the facePitch 2 - 19More positive holds than pitch 1Pitch 3 - 16An interesting traverse pitch. Keep heading right and up. Make sure you extend your clips to reduce rope drag. Finish on small ledgePitch 4 - 21Probably the hardest pitch of the climb. Steep and sustainedPitch 5 - 19Easy ground to the top (trending right)...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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