A great area for sport climbers climbers for beginners to intermediate climbing. Helmets are highly recommended.


When arriving into Long Beach, continue straight on Mihiwaka Rd, untill you reach the t-intersection of Beach Rd, Take a left and follow Beach Rd until you arrive at a car park. From here take the walking track to the beach, head North along the beach, the first rocky out crop is called "Pinnacle" Continue north for another 400m and you will arrive at the North Buttress.


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This Area has been bouldered a lot in the past, with solo's occurring on the North Buttress. Steve Carr provided the original description and topos for Dunedin Rock at the North Buttress.

First Accents date back to 1980, with bolting occurring from 2009 - 2010. A huge thanks to all who established the routes and bolted them. Steve Carr, Calum Hudson, Dave Ireland, Emily Harding, Ethan Dale, Nathan Campbell and Shane Green.


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Head up to the horizontal cracks through the scoop and out right to the anchors. Still a bit sandy at the very top.

FFA: Steve Carr, 1980

Easy climbing to the blocky ledge to clip the 1st bolt. Balance to the 2nd and face climb to the anchors. Steve Carr, 1980. Dave Ireland and Calum Hudson, named because it was heavy rain mixed with HAIL (Precipitation) when Dave was bolting it....and it is on the precipice of this face. Information off

FFA: Steve Carr, 1980

Starts on Beewall and finishes up the face just right of precipitation. Don't get sucked over to precipitation because there is a cool sidepull to get up on the face.

Easy climbing through blocks to clip the 1st bolt. Grab the jugs and commit to leaning out and around to get to the 2nd bolt. Search out some more big jugness to finish it off. Information off

FA: Emily Harding, 2010

Safe climbing through blocks to clip the 1st bolt. If you want to make it tricky head up to the bolt straight under the overhang. Information off

FFA: Emily Harding, 2010

Up the black and blue wall with lot's of potential gear. Head left to anchors

Head up towards Cavernous crack and finish out left to anchors Information off

Stay left of the 1st bolt for an easy wander up the blocks, slightly harder to the right. Clip the second bolt and move up to the right of the veggie patch. Bit tricky over the veggie's but there is a nice fist jam awaiting up top to pull you through

FA: 2010

Straight up through the cavy upper bits.

Head up the right fin. Spicer than it looks from the ground. Potentially due to suspect rock. Should clean up well

Right of "Seawall" in "Project Area"

Through the overhangs on the left-hand side of the large dry tooling cave and up the breccia wall above.

Short route up the face to DBA below the roof. Ment to be a dry tooling route climb it free using the other wall and a deep shoulder press


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