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Long/Lat: 171.715069, -43.228950
- Access Issues: inherited from Castle Hill Basin
Some areas are part of Kura Tawhiti Conservation Reserve and managed by the DOC, others are private property.
For access to the main Castle Hill area, you can park in the lot available for the Castle Hill Park which contains some walking trails. These walking trails will also take you to Quantum Field or Spittle Hill. This is one of the easiest areas to get up and get going unless you want to fit in a good hike.
If you want access to Flock Hill, Dry Valley or Cave Stream, take a 10 minute drive further north along 73 to park at the Cave Stream Park area. There will be an obvious park sign. You will then need to take a bit of a hike to get where you need to go.
Suicide by Hallucination
The thin face left of Moment of greed. Crux at first bolt then eases back to the top. Mega Classic
Moment of Greed
The excellent technical face left of Suicide by Hallucination. Hard start and continually brilliant crux climbing up to the first bolt. After here the grade eases back slightly up to one final crux just before the top. Either pre-clip first bolt or boulder pad is recommended.
FFA: Colin Phol, 1989
FA: Colin Phol, 1989
Classic Solo up the off width that turns into a tight chimney at half height
|15||Kiss in the Dreamhouse||20|
|19||Put Your Dukes Up||28|
Easy up to the first bolt, one hard move to get to the second bolt filled by the superbly technical crux up to jugs by the arete. Swing around the arete to finish
FA: John McCallum, 1986
|30||The 5. 10d Off-Width||21|
|38||Out To Lunge||23|
The tall Arete that gets slightly featured at the top. Crux for the first 4 metres then stay focussed for the top
|41||Expressway Pile Up||21|
|47||What's On The Slab?||19|
|50||Digging For Fire||22|
|51||Gone With The Wind||26|
|52||A One Arm Pull Up||20|
|53||Snug as a Thug on a Jug||19|
|54||Hurt So Good||21|
|56||A Taste of Things to Come||21|
|57||Le Roi de Con||24|
|60||Secret Covenant of Marriage||26|
|62||My Feet Are My Friends||26|
|66||On Some Faraway Beach||16||20m|
|69||Bad Boys Always Swallow||22|
|70||Good Girls Spit||14|
|71||Ramases Nibblick The 3rd...||25|
|73||Dance of Violence||21|
|75||Dance of Silence||29|
|77||Chocolate Coated Razor Blades||27|
|78||Marmaduke Goes Chipping||23|
|79||The Haptic Channels||26|
|81||The Yellow Peril||18|
|84||Two Toed Sloth||22|
|86||The Arch Route||21|
|89||Strangers On Journeys||25|
|95||The Black Vegetable||25|
|98||Shout to the Top||17|
|102||Slap And Tickle||21|
|104||Fraudulent Dreams of Teenage Appetite||24|
|106||Thanks A Slot||20|
|107||Men Without Wet Patches||18|
|109||King of the Road||24|
|110||I'm the Boss||26|