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Lake Taupo Rock Climbing 


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Beautiful Lake Taupo

Description 

On the eastern side of the central region is Lake Taupo, sitting in the crater of what is believed to be the world’s 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.

Getting There 

From Auckland head south, from Rotorua head west, from Wellington head north. The lake is a major attraction of the north island, it shouldn’t be hard to find.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

56 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',6],['5.9',6],['5.10',25],['5.11',8],['5.12',2],['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 Lake Taupo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lake Taupo:
High Hopes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Kawakawa Bay : The Point
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Featured Route For Lake Taupo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Odyssey

The Odyssey 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Odyssey Wall
Super classic, one of the best Trad climbs in the North Island.Pitch 1 (17/5.9) 30mClimb up easier ground to the obvious cave. Trad Belay in cavePitch 2 (18/5.10a) 30mEmbrace the exposure as you climb out of the bottomless chimney to the end of the cave roof. From here traverse along a system of ledges until you reach a break/weakness in the roof. Construct a trad anchor here.Pitch 3 (22/5.11a) 20mClimb through the break in the roof (crux) until you get past the overhang. Easier ground to top. T...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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