Stand on top of Pinnacle at Smiths and you’ll see a cliff-line marching off into the distance.
Rich pickings indeed for any buccaneer willing to storm the ramparts with quickdraws at
the ready and a bolt drill between the teeth.
Access: Ask at Bryce’s for latest access information.
Parking: Park by bridge on Seafund Rd
Access to Gower is from the East side of the river, just before Sheridan Hills when driving
from Wharepapa South. Park before the bridge and walk along a fishermans’ track for
about 15 minutes until you can see the cliff on your left. Walk directly up to the farm road
at the bottom of the cliff - you can literally step off the road onto the rock. The first outcrop
has 5 routes, the rest are scattered about the length of the cliff, some near the road and
others up into the bush.
Gower has some exceptionally good climbs. Lex Talionus is a superb arete climb, and The
Forks is a sport-climbers paradise with a string of overhanging routes on beautiful hard
NOTE:!!! as with any property please insure all gates are left as you find them. One open
gate could cause thousands of dollars worth of damage if stock get into the crop
paddocks, so be extra vigilant.