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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' 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.

Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
 Sport,  Unknown and other styles
742
1,371
15m
21
Te Kuiti Region
70
127
10m
1
Waitomo Region
211
42
10m
20
King Country Region
13
0
40m
23
4
49m
Piarere Crag
48
0
14m
2
0
40m
2
0
15m

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