Tag Archives: Rock Climbing

Cragging in Wanaka

Retracing our steps through the beautiful roads of Fiordland took us back to the free campground at Queens Reach. After a night here we continued up to Queenstown, with the intentions of tackling ‘Ravages of Time’ at Chinamans Bluff. Em … Continue reading

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Attacking the Labyrinth and Gertrude Saddle

Having had a bit of rest and recuperation in the hut, we’d been convinced to set our sights on Labyrinth – a 6 pitch 23 on the North face of Barrier Knob. We were well briefed on the walk so … Continue reading

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Troublesome times and Chasm climbing

While climbing in the Darrans, base camp is generally at the Homer Hut. Life at the hut is great. As a NZAC member it is either $15 a night to stay in the hut, or $10 a night to camp … Continue reading

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Milford Sound and Moirs Mate – The Darrans Begins

The Milford Sound area is a truly unique part of the country. From Te Anau we stocked up on supplies and headed off for 10 days to check out Milford Sound and climb in the Darrans. We spent our first … Continue reading

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Long Beach and Lovers Leap

After a miserable week the sun finally decided to think about coming out, so it was time to get climbing again. We ventured out for a few days at Dunedin’s most popular crag Long Beach before checking out Lovers Leap … Continue reading

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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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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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Peel Forest, Raincliff and Hanging Rock

While we were staying at the Pinnacles Hut at Mount Somers┬ásome 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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