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1 17 27m
2 22 25m

The first ascensionist surprised a crab who had taken up residence in a damp pocket. Perhaps you’ll have the same luck.

Pitch 1: Climb up and past a branch into the sunshine, then jug haul perfect rock, finally moving right to belay on the arete.

Pitch 2: Head up and right around the arete on huge holds, then up steepening rock hold on to clip the chains. For full value, go direct up bomber brown rock, avoiding the sharper grey rock to the left.

Ethic: inherited from Eua

To ensure climbers can enjoy this special place it is critical that climbing is supported by the local community. To help achieve this the Kaka Maka Group has been formed as a partnership between climbers, the Kings Office and the Eua Tourism Association. The Kaka Maka Group is working with locals to develop ‘Eua as an international climbing destination and is the central point of contact for all climbing related queries and issues.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Nathan Duxfield & Greg Jack, Jun 2017


Located in Fangatave Beach approx:
Lat/Long: -21.306863,-174.916223

Route Grade Citations

17,22 Community registered grade
17,22 private

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

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