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Description

The Waikato (Maori for "water-flow") is a large basin housing the mighty Waikato river and the majority of the North Islands climbing development.

The most notable area is the 'Wharepapa Region' with many crags in close proximity. The climbing in this region is on sharp pockets in ingnmbrite, so tape is a worthwhile investment.

Limestone is also present in the Waikato. 'The Airstrip' in 'Waitomo' is great for bouldering and 'Mangaokewa' just outside of Te Kuiti is steep sport climbing.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
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784
33m
29
Lake Taupō region
677
4,797
21m
37
50
24
12m
2
 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
628
3,658
10m
188
 Sport climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
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8,499
15m
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