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Description

Large area of pocketed ignimbrite cliffs with something for everyone. Heights range from 6m to 25 m and grades from 12 to 26. There are 10 sectors, the most popular being Upper Tier, Lower Tier and Bumbly's Buttress.There is an entrance fee. Details are signposted at carpark.

Access issues

The crag is on private farmland, there is a $10 fee (per person per day) to climb. This fee covers maintenance of anchors, bolts, and other facilities and is collected on an honesty basis - sign in and pay at the toilet(!) building beside the main carpark.

Approach

From Bryces keep heading west on Owairaka Rd until the signposted main entrance of Castle Rock. Turn right into the farm track and follow that right around to main carpark on west side of the crag. Takes 5 minutes to drive and the crags are 5 minutes walk after that.

Where to stay

Camping at Wharepapa School next to Bryces Cafe. 5 dollars per person a night. Bryce also has great units with hot showers and huge communal kitchen area. Check prices on his website.

Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
29
45
14m
Upper Tier Cliff
39
37
13m
Lower Tier Cliff
36
97
16m
South End Cliff
10
1
11m
1
0
10m
The Slabs Cliff
1
0
20m
Swamp Wall Cliff
 Sport,  Unknown and other styles
31
4
13m
11
4
12m

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