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Dolomite Point

(4 routes)

There's so much goodness about this little area. It is hard to know if one is just blinded by the beauty of the location or if the climbing is really a notch above. Either way, a quick stop to sample the few climbs beside the sea or just soak in the sunset is highly recommended. Keep in mind that the corrosive ocean environment is taking its toll on the stainless steel bolts which are already showing some staining. Use good judgement.

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There's so much goodness about this little area. It is hard to know if one is just blinded by the beauty of the location or if the climbing is really a notch above. Either way, a quick stop to sample the few climbs beside the sea or just soak in the sunset is highly recommended. Keep in mind that the corrosive ocean environment is taking its toll on the stainless steel bolts which are already showing some staining. Use good judgement.

Access: 

Park at the paved parking spot halfway down the hill just north of Pancake Rocks. Go over the fence and down the steepness or walk around and along the boulders beside the sea. Ill Peripheral is the stunning arête you can see from the road. Wave Rider is found past Ill Peripheral, through a bit of bush then under a couple of blocks to a north facing wall.

NZMS260: 
K30 719 980
Topo50: 
BS19 620 363
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
17
0
12m
Natural gear required
  With rock altering super powers, the only thing to do to this climb would be to stretch it to 30m. The fainter crack 1m left of the Cat's Meow.

Neil Warrington, 2015

17
0
12m
Natural gear required
  The very prominent finger/handcrack up the centre of the block. Yes, it absolutely is as good as it looks. A must do if you're driving by.

Kat Rast, 2015

3
23
0
18m
5X bolts
  A gorgeous line that would cause any sunset photographer to snap several hundred photos. Unfortunately it is rarely climbed except by the extraordinarily bold due to a run-out between the 3rd and 4th bolt.

Kester Brown

4
19
0
15m
5X bolts
  A high fear inducing 1st clip leads to some stellar moves up the crux protected by the 4th bolt. Finish up and soak in the stunning scenery.

Jamie Vinton-Boot

Attribution: 
http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/ by Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood
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Paparoa Climbs - Bullock Creek
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