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Mt Ngauruhoe Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,520'
Location: -39.15746, 175.63241 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Cameron Fraser, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Oct 18, 2014
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The iconic scoria cone mountain in the north of Tongariro national park. Local Maori legend say that Ngātoro-i-rangi called volcanic fire from his homeland Hawaiki which eventually emerged at Ngauruhoe. It is not surprisng then that this is still an active volcano, although it is generally safe to climb. Not the most technically challenging summit, but great views and aesthetically pleasing.

Getting There 

Unsealed road off SH37 leads to start of popular Tongariro crossing hiking trail. Follow the hiking trail up the "devils staircase" up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Alternative aproaches can be made from the desert road section of SH1.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

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Featured Route For Mt Ngauruhoe

Devils Staircase 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Mt Ngauruhoe
Relatively easy, but loose third class climbing to the top. There are a few larger rock slabs that provide occasional breaks from the broken scoria.Scree skiing on the way down is more fun than hiking up....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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