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Tongariro National Park Rock Climbing 

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Location: -39.2035, 175.5416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Apr 19, 2013
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Northern peaks of Tongariro National park in winte...


There are many cliffs, bluffs and escarpments in Tongariro National Park that offer great climbing opportunities. Having said that, there are not your typical drive up pocket pulling sport crags here. All the climbing areas require a reasonable approach but the stunning mountain setting more than makes up for it. There are a variety of climbing areas from the hard sport meca of Whitefalls to the multi pitch trad lines of Mangatepopo valley.

Rock Climbing Photo: Whakapapa Gorge, Tongariro National Park
Whakapapa Gorge, Tongariro National Park

Getting There 

Located roughly half way between Auckland and Wellington. 4-5 hours by car from Auckland.

Climbing Season

For the North Island area.

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start up the pillar

Trenchtown 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Oceania : New Zealand : ... : Whakapapa Gorge
A great outing for the grade with good exposure. Start up the pillar before traversing right to the bolted belay of Chocolate Coated Mammaries (18). From the belay follow the line of least resistance up the face making placements where you can. Plenty of large boulders at top of cliff for belays....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: The south face of Mt. Ngauruhoe.  As we discovered...
The south face of Mt. Ngauruhoe. As we discovered...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mangatepopo Valley, home to many of the areas trad...
Mangatepopo Valley, home to many of the areas trad...

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