Use this Region Guide to easily find and compare Crags.

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1. New Zealand 9,494 routes in Region

Summary:
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Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 172.631822, -41.304037

Description:

There is lots of great climbing and bouldering right across New Zealand.

1.1. South Island 7,061 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 170.579008, -43.643587

1.1.1. Tasman, Nelson & Marlborough 344 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Boulder

Long/Lat: 173.178429, -41.322495

1.1.2. Canterbury 4,604 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 171.877445, -43.474860

1.1.3. West Coast 215 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 170.463779, -42.987752

1.1.4. Otago 1,368 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 169.726681, -45.214404

1.1.5. Southland 530 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 167.844634, -46.091084

1.2. North Island 2,433 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 175.577765, -37.911397

1.2.1. Northland 210 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 173.995261, -35.171507

1.2.2. Auckland 291 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 174.820110, -36.925823

Description:

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and the wider region boasts two primary climbing areas. The 'Mt. Eden Quarry'[11874673] boasts some of New Zealand's first hard climbs, all the while being 30 minutes walk from downtown. 'Stony Batter'[11874673] is a ferry ride from downtown Auckland and has great bouldering to offer.

Where To Stay:

There are loads of backpackers in the central city that you can use.

1.2.3. Coromandel Peninsula 118 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 175.622625, -37.064972

Description:

The Coromandel is a vacation retreat for most of Auckland during the summer. It is also home to many of the north islands longer sport routes.

1.2.4. Waikato 1,110 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 175.326552, -38.045211

Description:

The Waikato (Maori for "water-flow") is a large basin housing the mighty Waikato river and the majority of the North Islands climbing development.

The most notable area is the 'Wharepapa Region'[11874529] with many crags in close proximity. The climbing in this region is on pocket in ingnmbrite, so tape is a worthwhile investment.

Limestone is also present in the Waikato. 'The Airstrip' in 'Waitomo' is great for bouldering and 'Mangaokewa' just outside of Te Kuiti is steep sport climbing.

1.2.5. Bay Of Plenty 124 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 176.808431, -38.098762

1.2.6. Lake Taupo 399 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 175.863971, -38.809220

Description:

In the middle of the North Island is Lake Taupo, site of a once massive volcanic eruption.

'Whanganui Bay' is the predominant crag of the region, seeing development from the 1980's. More recently however, 'Kawakawa Bay' provides equally fantastic climbing.

Climbs tend to be on cliff faces coming right out of the lake with heights of upto 100m. The general rock type is welded ignimbrite, providing great friction and great features for use as holds. There are both crack and face climbs, tending for both sport and trad climbers alike.

1.2.7. Tongariro National Park 158 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 175.576068, -39.224213

Description:

Tongariro National Park is located around three central mountain peaks Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngarahoe and Mt Tongariro. The climbing tends to be more adventurous due to its mountain environment.

There is sport and trad climbing in summer (or winter for the brave!) and alpine style routes for winter.

For the more adventurous, there are plenty of first ascents to be had on trad lines around the summits.

1.2.8. Taranaki 9 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 174.063000, -39.296050

1.2.9. Wellington 14 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 174.785830, -41.252078