There are 4 separate crags in the Kinloch area. The first is in Kinloch itself, at
the eastern end of the bay. The other 3 are on the same eastern peninsula
but further out in the bay and can be accessed via the W2K mountain bike
track or by boat. Access details are given in the introduction for each crag.
A recommended rack is given for each line. Trad gears is given as
SCD = Small Cams. Smaller than 1 Friend.
CD = Full set of Camming devices, size 1 to 4 Friend or equal (+½
LCD = Large Camming devices, Larger than 4 friend.
W = A full set of wires.
Hex = A set of Hex’s
Kinloch is on the shores of Whangamata Bay on the Northern side of Lake
Taupo, about 15 minutes drive from Taupo. From Taupo head north across
the Waikato river then at the top of the hill turn left down Poihipi Rd. After
about 10 km turn left onto Whangamata road, then left again onto Kinloch