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Table of contents

1. Philtrum/Epistro 15 routes in Area

Mostly 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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 NO.1 VE Unknown
2 Piccalilli V4 Boulder
3 * Atlas V5 Boulder
4 * No. 38 V2 Boulder
5 * No. 39 V2 Boulder
6 ** The Tonic V4 Boulder
7 No. 42 V3 Boulder
8 * Supernatural V5 Boulder
9 No. 51 V3 Boulder
10 No. 51 ss V5 Boulder
11 NO.54 V2 Boulder
12 Jackie Chan V6 Boulder
13 Terra-Forma V7 Boulder
14 ** The Air Below V6 Boulder
15 No 47 V3 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
V2 NO.54 Boulder
* No. 38 Boulder
* No. 39 Boulder
V3 No 47 Boulder
No. 42 Boulder
No. 51 Boulder
V4 Piccalilli Boulder
** The Tonic Boulder
V5 * Atlas Boulder
No. 51 ss Boulder
* Supernatural Boulder
V6 Jackie Chan Boulder
** The Air Below Boulder
V7 Terra-Forma Boulder
VE NO.1 Unknown