Despite New Zealand’s reputation for being outdoor enthusiasts, they seem to have the same masses of lazy climbers as the rest of the world. The half-dozen or so other crags in the area require an easy 10-20 minute stroll to get to the (often superior) rock, yet chances are you won’t see anybody. They’re all at Froggatt’s, where you can park next to the climbs, access the clifftops to set topropes, and have access to over a hundred climbs without being out of ear-range of the stereo in your car blasting music. That said, there are a couple of fantastic sport climbs here.
From Bryce's make an immediate right on Seafund Drive. Take your first left on Whatauri. After about a kilometer the road goes down, just before the river there is a gate on your right.
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Monsterpiece Theatre 5.10d International : North Island : ... : Main Wall
The other classic on the wall. Follows up the slab to the right of Terror Incognito, staying in the dihedral until right before the roof. Traverse left on thin technical moves to gain the lip of the roof and pull up and over right. Rest up, the final headwall provides adequate holds but you won’t get another chance to until the anchors.Depending on how far left you traverse under the roof you could probably drop a letter grade off the rating. That said, I’ve climbed plenty of .11- sport in T...[more] Browse More Classics in International