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1. Tongariro National Park 164 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
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.

1.1. Mangatepopo Valley 136 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 175.607615, -39.145976

1.1.1. Tuwharetoa 51 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 175.599466, -39.149979

1.1.2. Bomb Bay Cliff 14 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 175.604482, -39.149971

1.1.3. Misty Mountain Buttress 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.4. Middle Earth Crag 12 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.5. Tainui Cliff 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.6. Mangatepopo Waterfall 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.7. Armchair Theatre 10 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.8. Hotu Cliffs 18 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.1.9. Te Arawa Cliffs 25 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.10. Mt Tongariro Cliffs 1 route in Cliff

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2. Tawhitikuri Valley 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.1. Left Bank Cliff 1 route in Cliff

Summary:

1.3. Whakapapa Gorge 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 175.561494, -39.235145

Description:

Sideways columnar basalt, 15 minutes walk from the skifield car park

Approach:

Walk east from the Top of the Bruce toward Meads Wall, turn left up the ridge, continuing along a vague track. Stay to the left of the cliff top and walk down the slope to the end of the bluff, turn right and walk back up the valley along the base of the cliff.

Where To Stay:

Nearest accommodation is at Whakapapa Village.

1.4. Ruapehu Crag 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5. White Falls 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport
Unique Features And Strengths:

The steepest crag in New Zealand, averaging over 50 degrees