Layered limestone in a bush and stream setting.


The crag was originally developed by Paul Hunt, and is on land owned by Glowing Adventures, a nearby adventure tourism operator.

Access issues

Pakeho crag is located on private property. EVERY TIME you wish to climb you MUST obtain permission well in advance by emailing Please allow 1-2 days for a response. DO NOT enter the property without obtaining permission first.

Please only park in the designated parking area. Do not park on the drive or in any way obstruct access along the drive.

No new route development is permitted.

Leave gates as you found them, open or shut.

Stick to the climbing area. Please don’t go wandering off elsewhere on the property.

Take all rubbish with you, including food scraps.

Do not disturb stock.

No alcohol, dogs, fires, camping or littering.

Access to climbing is at your own risk. The landowners don’t have any knowledge of or expertise with the bolts and other fittings on the crag, and did not install them. It is your responsibility to ensure those fittings are safe and well maintained. The landowner takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from climbing or access to the climbs. This property is a commercial farm and as such has hazards associated with such an operation.


Turnoff is shortly after the Glowing Adventures driveway, be careful as it's easy to miss. Park in the signposted carpark to the left of the farm road. Walk across the bridge, then turn left to follow the faint and unmarked trail that enters the bush immediately adjacent to a small rock face (perhaps 5m from the streambed). From there, the access track is obvious - a couple of old gates to get past. Main Crag is obvious on your right, The Stone Steps further along.

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