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Summary

Once permission is obtained, drive past Froggatt Edge (on Whataruri road) we are rapid number 544 and Dairy # 74667, on the right hand side of the road. Stop at the house for instructions.

Description

For full description see https://www.freeclimb.co.nz/pdfs/Shaws.pdf How far you walk Depends on the track conditions and your vehicle. At the most it is a 20 minute walk to the nearest cliff. In the dry summer with a AWD car I let you drive within 5 minutes of the crags. An easy bush track follows the Waipari Stream to get between cliffs. There is a long drop toilet near the picnic / swimming hole area. Normally I like to show people the way if it is your first time.

Access issues

You will need to be a bit organised to climb at Shawthing Rock… Ring/text at least a day before to book in (not after 9pm please), it’s a working farm; there may be hazards to tell you about.

• Stephen Shaw 07 872 2566, 021-742-988

stephen74667@gmail.com

• Access is a privilege. Not a right.

• Probably closed in the wet winter months.

• No dogs, no shooting. The normal stuff!

• Follow the leave no trace guide- so take all your rubbish (Including biodegradable) out with you.

• Only one group per day.

Where to stay

Bryce's rock shop has cabins, and camping is available next to Lake Arapuni, at Bulmers Landing and Arohena Campground.

History

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The first sport area to be developed was Beehive Cliff, with Bryce's 'Leaning Corner' being the first bolted route. The first route was Tim's "Thinking about it' trad climb on Quail rock.

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