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Te Arawa Left

(12 routes)

Further up the valley from Hotu is a long and low set of cliffs known as Te Arawa. The rock is very solid, but due to their south-facing aspect the cliffs tend stay fairly cold except in the heat of summer. Staff from OPC developed these cliffs from 1973 onwards. They are used for instruction and harbour some excellent climbs up to 10 metres high. The cliff is described in two parts – a short, scrappy area joins the pair. These parts are known as Te Arawa Left and Te Arawa Right. There is a great deal more unclimbed cliff further right again. Climbs are described from left to right.

  • South

    Aspect

  • 45 min

    Walk in

  • 1400m

    Altitude

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Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
South
Altitude: 
1400m

Further up the valley from Hotu is a long and low set of cliffs known as Te Arawa. The rock is very solid, but due to their south-facing aspect the cliffs tend stay fairly cold except in the heat of summer. Staff from OPC developed these cliffs from 1973 onwards. They are used for instruction and harbour some excellent climbs up to 10 metres high. The cliff is described in two parts – a short, scrappy area joins the pair. These parts are known as Te Arawa Left and Te Arawa Right. There is a great deal more unclimbed cliff further right again. Climbs are described from left to right.

Walk time: 
45 min
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
8
0
Natural gear required
  A short wiggling chimney.
2
12
0
Natural gear required
  Up the hand-crack in the corner. Bridge or jam.
3
15
1.02
Natural gear required
  Straight up the obvious pocked arête on jugs. A great position.
4
16
1.02
Natural gear required
  A great route up the fist crack in the recess.
5
10
0
Natural gear required
  The wide and easy crack on the left of the gully.
6
11
0
Natural gear required
  The right hand crack in the gully.
7
16
0
Natural gear required
  Climb Tears until it is possible to step into the hand crack in the right wall. Climb this to the top.
8
16
0
Natural gear required
  Climb the small overhang to the left and join Debbie’s Dilemma at the ledge.
9
11
0
Natural gear required
  Start in the chimney/recess and climb onto the ledge at 4m. Move right to mantleshelf onto another ledge. Climb the steep pocked wall for a few feet and then left onto the arête to the top.
10
12
0
Natural gear required
  The obvious gully.
11
14
0
Natural gear required
  Climb the awkward overhang then move out right.
12
12
0
Natural gear required
  Climb the crack with the flake in it, then out left on huge jugs. There are a number of short, unnamed routes in the scrappy bay between the two sections of the cliff.
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