Whekenui was the first area to be climbed on at Whanganui Bay, and standing in the parking lot itís no wonder why Ė the cliff towers over the rest of the bay. A long, tall section of climbable rock that hosts a ton of climbs of various sorts, from short powerful sport climbs to long multipitch trad. Your trip to Whanganui wouldnít be complete without stopping here for a couple climbs.
Head right along the coastline on the beach to find a trail that leads up into the vegetation. Follow the well laid trail up to the base of the cliff.
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Tibia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
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Tibia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R New Zealand : North Island : ... : Whekenui Wall
A Whanganui classic, for sure. An easy moderate, just a bit of oldschool chimney and off-width climbing to test your mettle. Climbs up behind the prominent free-standing pillar on Whekenui wall. Itís normally done in three pitches, but thatís only because of rope drag. The name comes from the pile of bones you find at the bottom of the chimney on the first pitch. Thereís a skull staring straight at you as you get ready to climb a runout chimney. Comforting. The story told to me went someth...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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