climbing around wellington

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    jon
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    I know about Bearing Head, and Titiha Bay, but does anyone know of some other secret (even if very small) climbing areas around wellington. Maybe a cliff in a forest, maybe just a boulder- somewhere where one can pass an hour or two in the evenings…

    Cheers

    #18352 Reply
    harry
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    There are a few rock outcrops at various places around the coast – e.g. at Breaker Bay, and south of Pukerua Bay. There are some rock outcrops up on Mt Kaukau, and also a couple of very small ones on the flank of Tinakori Hill. There’s an old quarry on the side of Mt Victoria up above the Mt Victoria Tunnel that people sometimes use for abseil practice, although it wouldn’t be any good for climbing. There’s also an artificial rock wall on the side of the motorway in the Bolton Street Cemetery that people sometimes climb on.

    There is (or at any rate used to be) a guidebook called Wellington Rock describing what’s available – check the library or tramping shops.

    – Harry

    #18356 Reply
    jon
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    thanks for that info – i’ll have a scout around those places! Tried looking for that book, but couldn’t see in the shops – library i a good idea – they have books!

    #18365 Reply
    Rene van Lierop
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    I have a copy of the climbing guide, which I guess can scan and email (I assume that’s acceptable now it is apperently not for sale anymore). But I’m in Akl this week, so will be next week the earliest.

    Cheers

    Rene

    #37232 Reply
    Ed
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    Hi Rene,

    Ive been looking for Wellington Rock everywhere and cant find it! Do you have an electronic copy you could send over at all? Would be hugely appreciated!

    #37256 Reply
    Heather
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    The NZ Alpine Club website states they have 29 copies in stock ($30 for non-members and $20 for members).

    https://alpineclub.org.nz/product-category/guidebooks/page/3/

    #37415 Reply
    harry
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    The ClimbNZ website has a page listing the various climbing areas around Wellington and the contents of Wellington Rock.

    see https://climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/wellington

    And https://climbnz.org.nz/guide/wellington-rock

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