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1. Taupo West 258 routes in Region

Summary:
JFMAMJJASOND
seasonality
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 175.762391, -38.831190

1.1. Kawakawa Bay 84 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Deep Water

Long/Lat: 175.867246, -38.668114

1.1.1. Cracks Wall 14 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 175.871851, -38.665654

1.1.2. The Bluff 29 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 175.868106, -38.667705

1.1.3. Elephant Buttress 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 175.867511, -38.667987

Approach:

Turn left to a vague track up from the Point track, just after the turnoff to the Bluff. Alternately follow the track down for about 30m past Captain Caveman from the Lower Bluff.

1.1.4. Little Red Riding Hood Wall 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 175.867444, -38.668513

1.1.5. The Point 29 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Deep Water

Long/Lat: 175.867348, -38.669866

1.1.6. The Wall of Sirens 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 175.867474, -38.670702

Description:

You will have to climb into this area via one of the last two climbs on the point, then rappel down to the waterline, build an anchor and climb back out. It is still pretty overgrown with lichen but is good fun.

Approach:

Climb into this area via one of the last two climbs on the point (Park in the Walk, or BMKC), then rappel down to the waterline. Alternatively, accessible by boat.

1.1.7. The Odyssey Wall 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 175.867899, -38.671005

Description:

The most recent, and exciting wall at K-bay. First accessed via Flippin' the grader above and right of Boat Ramp Crack. The Odyssey was climbed ground up in February 2011 and was instantly recognised as a classic.

Approach:

Walk to the top of the upper bluff. Turn left and follow the red tape. The track is not completely obvious but runs paralel to the point. When you see a Large pine tree, continue 15m before heading down to find a ledge with DBC. You are at the top of the odyssey. 60m rap down, be prepared to climb out or leave a fixed rope and bring ascenders.

1.2. Kinloch 23 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 175.917039, -38.677174

1.2.1. Kinloch Crag (K1) Right Hand end 14 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Sport

1.2.2. Kinloch Crag (K1) Left Hand end 9 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Trad

1.2.3. Whangamata Bay (K1.5) Boat Anchorage Crag 0 routes in Cliff

1.2.4. Whangamata Bay (K2) 0 routes in Cliff

1.2.5. Whangamata Bay Heads (K3) 0 routes in Cliff

1.3. Middle Earth 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4. Kuratau 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

1.4.1. Beach Cliff 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.2. Up River Cliff 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

1.4.3. Bush Cliff 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5. Karangahape Cliffs 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.1. Main Cliff 1 route in Cliff

Summary:

1.5.2. Tomb Of The Unknown Chief 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.6. Whanganui Bay 59 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 175.726896, -38.785507

1.6.1. Whekenui 22 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 175.735955, -38.787403

1.6.2. Labotamy Butress 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

1.6.3. The Plateau 32 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 175.724440, -38.788971

Description:

The Plateau can be organised into 8 separate areas. The climbing is generally harder then at Whekenui with steeper walls and less features.

Approach:

Coming from the beach, walk up the next road about 200m on your left after passing the Marae.

Follow the obvious driveway to the left until you reach an obvious track on the right, marked by a white pole. Follow this track for a further 100m. This arrives at the cliff below Reckless.

Routes described left to right.

1.6.4. Up De Do Da 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.7. Te Putu 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.7.1. Roadside Cliff 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.7.2. Bush Cliff 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.8. The Thumb 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.9. Sinton's Buttress 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.10. Crag 2/25 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.11. Crag Serenity 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.12. Sand Castle 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13. Tihoi 46 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.13.1. Tihoi Climbing Wall 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.2. Paddock Abseil Cliff 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.3. Y-Face 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.4. Hunt's Castle 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.5. Thin Ridge Faces 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.6. Utu Rock 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.7. The Gorge 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.8. The Wave 13 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.13.9. The Whale 6 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.10. Blindman's Bluff 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.11. Weta Wall 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown