Monthly Archives: February 2012

Twin Stream: the Bad and the Ugly

In case you haven’t read Twin Stream: The Good, I just want to mention that this was a totally awesome trip, and I have no regrets. Despite this there were a few setbacks, certainly enough to warrant this entry and … Continue reading

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Twin Stream: The Good

Finally, we found an opportunity to make our way into Twin Stream. We decided to interpret the weather forecast as nobody else would, and worked out if we head in on Tuesday, we can sit out the bad weather Thursday … Continue reading

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Mount Cook – Ball Hut Tramp

Our main reason for coming to Mount Cook Village is to spend a week or so climbing at Twin Streams, on the road between Mount Cook and Twizel. Extensive studying of the weather at the Mount Cook DOC center revealed … Continue reading

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Blending with Boulderers and Sebastopol Carnage

Em and I are certainly not the breed for bouldering. Being staunch trad climbers who climb sport when there’s no gear around, bouldering doesn’t have much appeal to either of us. As we travelled along the Forgotten World highway from … Continue reading

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Mount Horrible Crackfest and Mysterious Steampunk

Mt Horrible in South Canterbury is a favourite little crag of mine. Having climbed there for a day a few years ago, returning brings back only fond memories. This is the spot I did my first ‘real’ crack climbing – … Continue reading

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Peel Forest, Raincliff and Hanging Rock

While we were staying at the Pinnacles Hut at Mount Somers some locals had made mention of a lovely little DOC campground at Peel Forest, between Methven and Geraldine. After a week away we were well overdue a shower, and the … Continue reading

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Mt Somers – the climbing begins

Following our unsuccessful trip to Redcliffs, our next port of call was Mount Somers, near Methven in the Cantebury region. This semi-apline crag boasts lines over 100m and a mix of sport and trad climbing. The South Island Rock guide … Continue reading

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