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Wanaka Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Guy H. on Aug 20, 2007
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Bouldering just outside of Wanaka.


The city of Wanaka offers a number of sport climbing opportunites about 15km west of town in the Matukituki Valley. There are a large number of easy to access routes for the locals or visiting climbers. There is a wide range of climbing from 5.5 to 5.13. Check for seasonal closures, since the climbing areas are on pastoral lease land. The lambing season is from Oct 1 to November 15th.

Getting There 

Take the Matukituki Valley road west out of Wanaka for about 15km.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

97 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wanaka

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wanaka:
Headbanger's Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Cliff
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Featured Route For Wanaka
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Headbanger's Arete 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Main Cliff
This is a classic sharp arete, with fairly sustained climbing up nicely textured rocks. All bolts are well-spaced....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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