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Whanganui Bay 🚫

Climbing in this area is closed.

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Summary

The trial climbing access season at Whanganui Bay has ended and the Bay is now closed to climbers. The Whanganui Bay trustees will review the trial and, in due course, advise what (if any) climbing season may be in place for 2023.

For updates please visit: https://www.acat.org.nz/

Description

Generally north-facing and sheltered climbing on compact ignimbrite.

Access issues

Access is at the sole discretion of the local hapū. Poor behaviour will result in the Bay being closed again. See the Bay website for all access conditions. https://whanganuibay.acat.org.nz

Approach

The road down to the Bay is in poor condition and is only suitable for 4WD vehicles with good clearance. If in doubt, park at the top carpark and walk or catch a lift down.

Where to stay

Camping is at the north end of the beach, with a toilet and fire-pit. Bring your own firewood and drinking water. See the Bay website for camping requirements. https://whanganuibay.acat.org.nz

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
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Closed Whekenui cliff
31
222
16m
2
Closed The Plateau cliff
42
153
19m
8
Closed Lobotomy Buttress cliff
7
24
22m
Closed Mangakara area
1
0

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