Place info

Boom Rock

(2 routes)

The cliffs at Boom Rock rise straightr out of the water on Wellington’s rugged west coast, on the edge of Cook Strait. It is quite possibly the most friable crag in Wellington. Other climbers than the two parties listed below have been sighted climbing here, but there is no recorded information.

  • West

    Aspect

  • 1 hr

    Walk in

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
West

The cliffs at Boom Rock rise straightr out of the water on Wellington’s rugged west coast, on the edge of Cook Strait. It is quite possibly the most friable crag in Wellington. Other climbers than the two parties listed below have been sighted climbing here, but there is no recorded information.

Access: 

Walk north along the beach from Makara, and traverse past Boom Rock itself to the base of the tallest wall (calm conditions are needed for this).
Descent requires climbing steep farmland to a point where you can safely get down into the gully south of the ridge.

Walk time: 
1 hr
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
14
1.02
50m
Natural gear required
  A loose seaside activity. Deserves a star for its magnificent situation. A rope stretching pitch up the left arete of the main slab. There might be one good runner near the top – but don't count on it.

Richard Thomson, Roger Thomson, 1993

2
15
0
50m
Natural gear required
  Climb the central weakness on the slab, until forced left higher up. Poor protection and poor rock in one of the best climbing situations in Wellington.

Charlie Creese, Ralph Davidson, c1980

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