Lovers Leap Mostly Rock climbing29 routes in area
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Columnar basalt climbing in a stunning setting.
Double ropes useful as guides do not include chain approach in route length. Most routes have 4 m of choss at the base, and chains or close bolts to bypass this. Mostly shady, and windy in a southerly. However in summer the sun hits the wall from about 1pm for a few hours and it can get hot if a northerly is blowing.
Worthwhile looking at cliff from DOC lookout first. Follow signposted track to Lovers Leap from car park.
The descent starts 100m before look out. Cross the fence at small stile and head down steep grassy gully before sidling around ridge to base of crag at its right end.
Where to stay
Portobello. Camping not permitted in car park
Trad and bolts.
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