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The Arch Area Rock Climbing 

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The Arch Area is an impressive and unmissible section of beautiful rock rising out of the forest. Home to the classic "The Arches" (18) as well as a few other quality lines.

Getting There 

Continue heading left along the track from the Wall of Fate for two minutes. Can't miss it.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Arch Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Arch Area:
The Arches   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Arch Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Sean on the final traverse of The Arches

The Arches 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : The Arch Area
A classic for the area, must do. Starts with a strenuous layback on slippery feet, climbing a fading fingercrack in a huge right-facing corner. The climbing is solid 5.10 at the start, but you will quickly get some divots for your feet and things ease up quite a bit. This leads to even easier, yet enjoyable climbing on a traverse under the enormous roof. There may be a move or two to pull onto the belay ledge, depending on what holds you find....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at The Arches
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