Long Side Rock climbing174 routes in cliff
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Auckland premier climbing area. Please note that due to rock fall, several sections may be closed. Permission needs to be obtained before climbing. You can register here: http://aucklandclimber.org.nz/quarry.html
There is both trad climbing and bouldering. Here, the bouldering is broken in to sectors, while the trad routes (106!) are laid out here.
Access issues inherited from Mt. Eden Quarry
To climb at the quarry, permission must be obtained from the NZAC. Fortunately, this is simple enough, just sign up online here: http://aucklandclimber.org.nz/quarry.html
Helmets must be worn at all times, including when bouldering.
To reach the Long Side from the school’s main gates on Mountain Road, follow the signs to the Centennial Theatre complex and take the road that leads down to the left of the theatre to the lower playing fields — and the crag. Use the track from the end of the fence at the far right-hand end to get to the top of the cliff. Chains lead down from the top fence to abseil anchors above Graveyard Groove, Nutcracker and Silver Airman