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Tairua Rock Climbing 

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Location: -37.06354, 175.71731 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Cameron Fraser, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Jan 17, 2017
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Tairua Crag as seen from the campsite. About 150m ...


A recently discovered crag that is in the process of being developed (as at 2016). Has the potential to be one of the best (if not the best) crag in the North Island. Currently has climbs up to 2 pitches in length, with the potential for 5-6 pitches. Both sport and trad on sound rock (rhyolite). Beautiful, remote location provides great ambience while on the climbs, the downside of this is the 2+ hour walk in.

Getting There 

Located in the Second Branch valley of the Tairua river. Accessed from Puketui Valley road. See for latest access information (access info may change as the crag is established further). Make sure you get permission before crossing any private land.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Kapowai Calling 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Tairua
A nice 2 pitch trad climb on solid rock.Pitch 1:Start up steep ground (mini crux) to some easier ground. Then climb through the overhanging crack (crux). Crux can be skipped by climbing on easier ground to the right. Finish up easier ground to double bolt belay.Pitch 2:From the belay follow the crack to the left, which passes a bolt and a series of small caves. Double bolt belay.More pitches are currently under development (as at early 2017)....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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