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Table of contents

1. The Heavens 26 routes in Area

Boulder and Unknown
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 NO.2 V0 Boulder
3 NO.3 V1 Boulder
4 Silhouette V4 Boulder
5 NO.5 V0 Boulder
6 NO.9 VM Unknown
7 Alinda V4 Boulder
8 NO.11 V3 Boulder
9 NO.20 V0 Boulder
10 NO.22 V1 Boulder
11 The Sky's the Limit V0 Boulder
12 NO.25 V3 Boulder
13 NO.26 V1 Boulder
14 NO.28 V0 Boulder
15 NO.31 V0 Boulder
16 NO.34 V3 Boulder
17 Pud V0 Boulder
18 NO.39 VE Unknown
19 NO.40 VM Unknown
20 NO.41 VM Unknown
21 NO.43 V1 Boulder
22 NO.44 V0 Boulder
23 NO.46 V2 Boulder
24 NO.47 VM Unknown
25 NO.48 V1 Boulder
26 NO.50 V0 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
V0 NO.2 Boulder
NO.20 Boulder
NO.28 Boulder
NO.31 Boulder
NO.44 Boulder
NO.5 Boulder
NO.50 Boulder
Pud Boulder
The Sky's the Limit Boulder
V1 NO.22 Boulder
NO.26 Boulder
NO.3 Boulder
NO.43 Boulder
NO.48 Boulder
V2 NO.46 Boulder
V3 NO.11 Boulder
NO.25 Boulder
NO.34 Boulder
V4 Alinda Boulder
Silhouette Boulder
VE NO.1 Unknown
NO.39 Unknown
VM NO.40 Unknown
NO.41 Unknown
NO.47 Unknown
NO.9 Unknown