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Entrance Field

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Description

The first boulders you come to at Flock Hill

Access issues inherited from Kura Tāwhiti / Castle Hill Basin

Some areas are part of Kura Tawhiti Conservation Reserve and managed by the DOC, others are private property.

For access to the main Castle Hill area, you can park in the lot available for the Castle Hill Park which contains some walking trails. These walking trails will also take you to Quantum Field or Spittle Hill. This is one of the easiest areas to get up and get going unless you want to fit in a good hike.

If you want access to Flock Hill, Dry Valley or Cave Stream, take a 10 minute drive further north along 73 to park at the Cave Stream Park area. There will be an obvious park sign. You will then need to take a bit of a hike to get where you need to go.

Routes

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Tricky runnel climbing.

Slab up the centre of the face.

The overhanging yellow prow. Sit start and climb straight up through good holds.

Climb the middle of the face. Rock over the foot then pick the beta that works for you.

Big moves from the hueco just right of 'Stem Cell'

Start on jugs way back in the scoop. Use stemming and magic to make your way to exist out right of the scoop.

Start on pockets and move to gaston with right hand. Move left to gain large flakes above

FA: Gomez Garcia Gonzalez & Matt Pierson, 2003

Start in the jug, left to the rail and continue

Start left hand on the edge, right hand on the dish, then up

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