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Acid Test, the V1(?)boulder problem. Supposedly t...


Check with the locals as to the water depth/condition...but deep water soloing happens here along with two rope swings, and cliff jumping (sometimes on purpose, most of the times on accident)

Getting There 

across the street from Hangdog toward the bridge is a hidden track that leads to the water's edge. there's a substantially long shuffle to be had on the limestone ledge that's slick and muddy at times (just have fun with it). the ledge eventually widens to a good cove, rope swings and a 30 foot roof just above the water's edge called 'Honeycomb Roof'

Climbing Season

For the South Island area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in First Watering Hole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Watering Hole:
Acid Test   V5 6C     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A great boulder problem!

Acid Test V5 6C  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : First Watering Hole
Prominent roof boulder over the Takaka river. A long roof with a honeycomb of positive holds that lead in a variety of directions. Every time you climb it you find a new sequence! Many have made it across the roof, but very few have made the difficult move pulling over the lip, making it a V5. A great way to cool off after a hard days climbing. Legend has it that the first ascent was done by a dude on acid listening to a walkman......[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Chels on Acid Test.
Chels on Acid Test.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Acid Test
Me on Acid Test

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