BETA PHOTO: a map of oceania
Oceania is the area in the Pacific Ocean lying between the continents of Asia/Australia and the Americas. The ethno-cultural definition of Oceania incorporates the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. For the purposes of this site, the Polynesian islands of Hawaii are not included. Malaysian islands are also not included in this area, as they too are already included in Asia.
The vast majority of this area is ocean. What land does exist is either low lying coral atolls, providing no climbing opportunities, or so called high islands, which are nearly universally volcanic in origin. Therefore, the rock is volcanic basalt. Most of these island nations are economically underdeveloped and land laws/rights can make accessibility an issue. The climate of Oceania varies based on latitude (and occasionally altitude), though it is by and large tropical.
High island countries in Oceania include but are not limited to Fiji, Samoa, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, et al), Federated States of Micronesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Tonga, among possible others...This site includes New Zealand and Indonesia in Oceania as well, though technically, they are part of other continental configurations.
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534 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',36],['3 Stars',116],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',75],['Bomb',7]
Classic Climbing Routes in Oceania
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Oceania:
Featured Route For Oceania
Bomb Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Oceania
: New Zealand
: ... : Mangatepopo Valley
The classic climb of the valley. If you climb only one route at Mangatepopo, it really ought to be this one. Start from the platform at very front toe of the buttress. A better alternative to the last pitch may be to finish via one of the routes on the Upper Tier.Pitch 1Climb directly up hand and fist cracks to a spike of rock. Then make a delicate move left across the slab into a groove, which can be climbed easily to a large belay ledge.Pitch 2Climb leftwards up the easy-angled buttress until ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Nov 28, 2013
Taiwan is ethnically, culturally, and literally Asian. Although the aboriginal language(s) is the progenitor of all Polynesian languages. I guess that complicates things doesn't it? Also, my opinion is that Japan is much more Asian than it is Oceanic as well. And New Zealand should be under Australia.