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Walls of fully welded ignimbrite lend themselves to interesting and technical climbing. The walls are often less than vertical with cracks, bulges and small roofs thrown in to keep you interested. Most routes are bolted but there are also a number of mid range graded trad routes.

Access issues inherited from Waipapa

Pipeline Wall, Cracks Wall, Lakeside Wall and Carpark Wall are currently CLOSED for climbing. Do not climb on these cliffs.


Park at the Waipapa Dam. Walk down stream along the road from the locked gate. Head left along a gravel track after 200m. Head downstream on the mountain bike track until just before the track heads right away from the river. Take the rough track up the hill away from the river. Step left over the log after 20m. Follow this track it brings you out at the right hand end of Wall of Fate. Head left for Millennium Wall and Right for Galaxy Wall.


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