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Summary

Map 8 in The comprehensive Castle Hill Climbing Guide, 2015

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.

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Horseshoe Boulder

Groove.

Grade: VM

Grade: VM

Traverse.

Dynamic.

Start left of ? Up into a thin scoop, then dyno right too a pocket for finish.

FA: Christian Lopez, 26 Nov 2016

Thin edges.

Mantle.

Short crack.

small bulge.

crack.

Short face.

Slab.

Crack or flake.

Grade: VM

Grade: VM

Arete.

Mantle.

Mantle.

Mantle.

Short.

Slopers.

Grade: VM

Mantle.

Layback the obvious clean flake crack.

Bridge the groove immediately left of '72 Beautiful Layback'.

Fatal Risk.

Arete.

Lung Boulder

No 85 in 2009 Guide

No 87 in 2003 Guide (map 2)

Take the rounded arete left of 'Lung Dyno' to a slightly committing mantle.

No 89 in 2009 Guide

No 84 in 2003 Guide (map 2)

No 90 in 2009 Guide

No 83 in 2003 Guide (map 2)

Afternoon sun in winter

Crack.

Arete.

Mantle.

Arete.

Short smear.

Step-up.

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