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Submitted By: mikehilbert on Oct 8, 2012
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Description 

Oceania is the area in the Pacific Ocean lying between the continents of Asia/Australia and the Americas. The ethno-cultural definition of Oceania incorporates the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. For the purposes of this site, the Polynesian islands of New Zealand and Hawaii are not included. Malaysia and Indonesia are also not included in this area, as they too are already included in other areas - Asia and Australia, respectively.

The vast majority of this area is ocean. What land does exist is either low lying coral atolls, providing no climbing opportunities, or so called high islands, which are nearly universally volcanic in origin. Therefore, the rock is volcanic basalt. Most of these island nations are economically underdeveloped and land laws/rights can make accessibility an issue. The climate of Oceania varies based on latitude (and occasionally altitude), though it is by and large tropical.

High island countries in Oceania include but are not limited to Fiji, Samoa, French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, et al), Federated States of Micronesia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Tonga, among possible others.


Getting There 

Fly on an airplane or ride on a boat.


52 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',8],['5.10',9],['5.11',12],['5.12',8],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Oceania:
Bohemian   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
Oh Baby!   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
Vina Kulafu   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
Sadako   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Visayas : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
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Featured Route For Oceania
Eric Coffman boulder start 10 feet up 2 finger crimps both hands Itchy Flutterby 5.11b <br />

Itchy Flutterby 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Oceania : Philippines : ... : Cantabaco, Toledo City, Ceb...
bouldery start off the deck to the first bolt where the real business begins. 2 finger crimps for both hands with no feet up to a jug for the next clip. An awkward mantel takes you to a bulging overhang this is where the climb goes supercool. large holds and body position allow you to surmount the overhang. From here it is climbing disco with large holds/poor feet/good feet wierd holds alternating as you go up and left. Fantastic exposure and amazing body movement make this a classic route!!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nate Ball
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From: Taipei, TW
Nov 28, 2013

Taiwan is ethnically, culturally, and literally Asian. Although the aboriginal language(s) is the progenitor of all Polynesian languages. I guess that complicates things doesn't it? Also, my opinion is that Japan is much more Asian than it is Oceanic as well. And New Zealand should be under Australia.

By mikehilbert
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2014

Agreed. Taiwan, Japan = Asia. New Zealand = Australia. I know local peoples, languages, etc may suggest otherwise, but for the sake of convenient organization...