Beautiful Lake Taupo
On the eastern side of the central region is Lake Taupo, containing some of the best climbing in the North Island. The lake sits in the crater of what is believed to be the worlds largest volcanic eruption. There are numerous cliffs lining the lake, several of which have established climbing. The rock is Rhyolite, a dense volcanic rock that is relatively smooth and solid, and prone to cracking instead of crumbling. The volcanic silt gives the lake a turquoise reflection and makes for some rather nice places to climb.
From Auckland head south, from Rotorua head west, from Wellington head north. The lake is a major attraction of the north island, it shouldnt be hard to find.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
57 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lake Taupo
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lake Taupo:
Featured Route For Lake Taupo
Captain Caveman 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Oceania
: Kawakawa Bay
: The Bluff
A former trad death route now a bolted classic for the masses.Pitch 1Head up the face into the massive open cavePitch 2Follow the bolts up the chimney in the back of the cave. Step left into a small window to bolted anchorsPitch 3Step out of the small window and follow the bolts up the corner. Top out through steep section on great holds....[more] Browse More Classics in International