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Long/Lat: 171.717690, -43.231342
The Submarine boulder is one of the first areas approached, and includes the obvious submarine-shaped boulder and a few nearby smaller boulder.
- 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.
On the left-most of the line of small boulders ~40m N/NW of the Submarine. Mantle the side facing the submarine.
On the left-most of the line of small boulders ~40m N/NW of the Submarine, just around to the right of 'No. 17'. Reach top and step up.
On the left-most of the line of small boulders ~40m N/NW of the Submarine. On opposite face to 'No. 17'. Mantle.
On the left-most of the line of small boulders ~40m N/NW of the Submarine. Start just left of 'No. 17' and reach to jug.
On mid-sized of trio of boulders next to Submarine, on South-facing side. Reach top.
On mid-sized of trio of boulders next to Submarine, on South-East-facing side. Short featured arete.
On smaller of trio of boulders next to Submarine, on N side (facing the submarine). Big pocket & sloper to start.
Follow the amazing holes up the right of the main (North) face of the submarine: the right-hand of the easier lines between 'Undertow' and 'Depth-Charger'.
The easiest way up the submarine boulder: mantle onto big edge and up pockets on slabby face.
|28||The Terror Scope||V1 X|
|30||No. 31 on pockets||V1|
|32||No. 35 Arete||V4|
|No. 31 on pockets|
|The Terror Scope|
|V4||No. 35 Arete|