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Queenstown Rock Climbing 

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Queenstown is found on the southern end of the South Island. It is sometimes called the adventure capital of New Zealand due to the wide variety of "extreme" tourist attractions found in the area. There are a number of quality climbing area's within an hours drive of the city.

Wye Creek offers interesting sport climbing on compact schist for those willing to hike. The Remarkables are within reach for those looking for multi-pitch alpine adventures. There are also a handful of smaller crags sprinkled around the valley.

Getting There 

Queenstown is located in the southern third of the south island off of the large Lake Wakatipu.

Climbing Season

For the South Island area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

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This problem takes a direct start into the Jardines classic, The Hit. Sit-start left hand on a sloping bobble on the arete, right hand on a sloping under-cling at the base of the over-hang. Reach up and over with your right hand to an in-cut crimp above your left hand, left hand to a crimp directly above right, set your left foot into a quartz spike and reach out right to gain the small chicken-head hold inside the over-hang. Shift your left hand from the crimp into the side-pull (all in the one...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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