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Table of contents

1. Submarine Boulder 32 routes in Area

Mostly Boulder

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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 NO.1 V0Boulder
2 Fat Slapper V7Boulder
3 NO.3 VMUnknown
4 No.6 V5Boulder
5 No. 7 V2Boulder
6 No. 17

On the left-most of the line of small boulders ~40m N/NW of the Submarine. Mantle the side facing the submarine.

7 No. 18

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.

8 No. 19

On the left-most of the line of small boulders ~40m N/NW of the Submarine. On opposite face to 'No. 17'. Mantle.

9 No. 20

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.

10 No. 26 V3Boulder
11 No. 27

On mid-sized of trio of boulders next to Submarine, on South-facing side. Reach top.

12 No. 28

On mid-sized of trio of boulders next to Submarine, on South-East-facing side. Short featured arete.

13 No. 31

On smaller of trio of boulders next to Submarine, on N side (facing the submarine). Big pocket & sloper to start.

14 ** No. 34

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'.

15 NO.36 VEUnknown
16 * No.37 V5Boulder
17 Undertow V6Boulder
18 * No.39 V2Boulder
19 * No.40 V1Boulder
20 *** Torpedo V4Boulder
21 *** Red October V6Boulder
22 Special Forces V5Boulder
23 * Sonar V2Boulder
24 No. 43

The easiest way up the submarine boulder: mantle onto big edge and up pockets on slabby face.

25 NO.47 V1Boulder
26 No. 48 V2Boulder
27 No. 49 V1Boulder
28 The Terror Scope V1 XBoulder
29 * No. 41 V4Boulder
30 No. 31 on pockets V1Boulder
31 No. 33 V2Boulder
32 No. 35 Arete V4Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
VB- No. 19 Boulder
No. 28 Boulder
VB No. 20 Boulder
No. 27 Boulder
V0 NO.1 Boulder
No. 17 Boulder
No. 43 Boulder
V1 NO.47 Boulder
No. 18 Boulder
No. 31 on pockets Boulder
No. 49 Boulder
* No.40 Boulder
The Terror Scope Boulder
V2 No. 31 Boulder
No. 33 Boulder
** No. 34 Boulder
No. 48 Boulder
No. 7 Boulder
* No.39 Boulder
* Sonar Boulder
V3 No. 26 Boulder
V4 No. 35 Arete Boulder
* No. 41 Boulder
*** Torpedo Boulder
V5 * No.37 Boulder
No.6 Boulder
Special Forces Boulder
V6 *** Red October Boulder
Undertow Boulder
V7 Fat Slapper Boulder
VE NO.36 Unknown
VM NO.3 Unknown