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Taranaki is overlooked by its solitary volcanic peak, rising 2518 metres above the surrounding farmland. For mountain and winter condition routes, see
There is excellent crag climbing, mostly trad at moderate grades but one or two harder sport routes. The crags are listed on this page. In summary:

  • Humphries Castle, a broken spine of good rock
  • Hongis Valley, for short climbs with easy access from Tahurangi Lodge
  • Organ Pipes, for long sustained climbing on excellent rock
  • Warwick Castle, lots of quality routes, short and long
  • Tahurangi Bluff, only one route to date but a big one
  • Bobs Bluff, a distant crag of variable rock quality
  • Okahu Bluff, highest and largest crag on the mountain, but only a handful of routes
  • Minarapa Valley, two pitch alpine style rock climbing, and
  • Summit Crags, great climbs in a unique location.
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