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1. New Zealand 9,339 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 6,946 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 170.579008, -43.643587

1.1.1. West Coast 209 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 170.463779, -42.987752

1.1.2. Otago 1,314 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 169.726681, -45.214404

1.1.3. Southland 529 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 167.844634, -46.091084

1.1.4. Tasman, Nelson & Marlborough 343 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Boulder

Long/Lat: 173.178429, -41.322495

1.1.5. Canterbury 4,551 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 171.877445, -43.474860

1.2. North Island 2,393 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 175.577765, -37.911397

1.2.1. Tongariro National Park 158 routes in Crag

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.

1.2.2. Lake Taupo 372 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad 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.

1.2.3. Waikato 1,101 routes in Crag

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.

1.2.4. Bay Of Plenty 123 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 176.808431, -38.098762

1.2.5. Auckland 291 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 174.820110, -36.925823

Description:

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and 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 down town. 'Waiheke Island'[11874673] is a 45 minute ferry ride from down town Auckland and has great bouldering to offer.

Where To Stay:

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

1.2.6. Northland 210 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 173.995261, -35.171507

1.2.7. The Coromandel Peninsula 115 routes in Crag

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.

1.2.8. Mount Taranaki (Egmont) 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 174.059397, -39.294470

1.2.9. Wellington 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 174.785830, -41.252078