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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.
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Very close to Noumea and great view!
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.
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By road, 15 minutes drive from Noumea. -22.250853, 166.389721
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.