Region Guide for Pacific Islands

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1. Pacific Islands 9 routes in Region

Summary:
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All Sport

Long/Lat: 161.150652, -11.436589

1.1. Federated States of Micronesia 1 route in Region

Summary:

Long/Lat: 155.084057, 6.897768

1.1.1. Pohnpei 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 158.231297, 6.893481

1.2. Fiji 0 routes in Region

Description:

The Fijian mainland and its surrounding islands are host to a small number of climbing locations (mainly bouldering), the rock here is not great and conditions sweaty, but not to deter those who are willing.

1.2.1. Yanuca Island 0 routes in Area

Description:

Island has potential with multiple faces on the far western beaches behind the surf camps. Also potential all most headlands for DWS routes, mostly overhanging.

Approach:

Boat Trip to island approx $25USD/P each way.

1.3. Kiribati 0 routes in Region

1.4. Marshall Islands 0 routes in Region

1.5. Nauru 0 routes in Region

1.6. New Caledonia 8 routes in Region

Summary:

Long/Lat: 165.896868, -21.007657

Description:

Climbing is relatively new to New Caledonia. With the island being one big 500km long mountain range and a bunch of keen French climbers now resident here, this will no doubt be a space to watch for Aussies wanting an island climbing holiday in the future.

The main area is the limestone at Koumac on the West Coast in the far north of the island with the beautiful Grottes de Koumac and Roches De Notre Dame. Although Hieghene on the north end of the notrth end of the stunning east coast promises a wonderland with a vast amount of limestone cast towers and faces not unlike parts of Thailand.

1.6.1. Fort Tereka 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 166.390292, -22.250739

Unique Features And Strengths:

Very close to Noumea and great view!

Description:

Pretty much the only natural crag I found in the Noumea area, it's all bolted by the ffme (the french federation) and relatively short but there are some cool moves and the view is very nice. Most of the climbs are easy but there are few harder overhangs routes. The beach is a must to wash the sweat off after a session since the crag is in the sun from early morning to late afternoon.

Access Issues:

By road, 15 minutes drive from Noumea. -22.250853, 166.389721

Approach:

From Noumea, drive towards the University of New Caledonia in Nouville. Continue on the road until you hit Kuendu bay but turn right before the beach/hotel and then take the first dirt road on the right, at the fork keep left and climbing all the way to the canons. The climbs are at the top you can't miss them.

1.6.2. Koumac 0 routes in Area

Description:

An area of limestone hills approx 400 kms north of Noumea.

Approach:

Follow the main highway North from Noumea to the village of Koumac where camping can be found by the sea. The town has a few general stores and a couple of restaurants, a small population bolstered by the nearby mines, fishing and tourism from the reef.

History:

The area was bolted in recent years by a bunch of keen french locals. An amount of money was supplied for the equipping from the French Alpine Federation and the local Tourism board. The routes are very well bolted with lower off and large expansion bolts or glue ins.

1.7. Palau 0 routes in Region

1.8. Papua New Guinea 0 routes in Region

1.8.1. Port Moresby 0 routes in Crag

1.9. Samoa 0 routes in Region

1.10. Solomon Islands 0 routes in Region

1.11. Tonga 0 routes in Region

1.12. Tuvalu 0 routes in Region

1.13. Vanuatu 0 routes in Region