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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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 NO.1 VEUnknown
2 Piccalilli V4Boulder
3 * Atlas V5Boulder
4 * No. 38 V2Boulder
5 * No. 39 V2Boulder
6 ** The Tonic V4Boulder
7 No. 42 V3Boulder
8 * Supernatural V5Boulder
9 No. 51 V3Boulder
10 No. 51 ss V5Boulder
11 NO.54 V2Boulder
12 Jackie Chan V6Boulder
13 Terra-Forma V7Boulder
14 ** The Air Below V6Boulder
15 No 47 V3Boulder

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