Tongariro National Park Rock Climbing
Northern peaks of Tongariro National park in winte...
There are many cliffs, bluffs and escarpments in Tongariro National Park that offer great climbing opportunities. Having said that, there are not your typical drive up pocket pulling sport crags here. All the climbing areas require a reasonable approach but the stunning mountain setting more than makes up for it. There are a variety of climbing areas from the hard sport meca of Whitefalls to the multi pitch trad lines of Mangatepopo valley.
Whakapapa Gorge, Tongariro National Park
Located roughly half way between Auckland and Wellington. 4-5 hours by car from Auckland.
Climbing Season For the North Island area.
Weather station 0.1 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Tongariro National Park
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
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