Moffats Rock is a small sandstone sport crag just south of Ōtaki. It has been used for years by local climbers and outdoor providers and in 2013 SS double ring hanger anchors were added – it is not known how long the original L bracket steel anchors have been in place. There are five short sport routes here and the steep face can be top roped.
Please respect the landowner’s wishes and call before visiting. The Moffat family can be reached on (06) 364 3486. Park on Parenga Road only, not the Moffat farm.
Moffats Rock is located on the north side of the Ōtaki River, a short drive up the Ōtaki Gorge. From State Highway 1 immediately south of Ōtaki turn on to Ōtaki Gorge Rd and follow inland. Approx 8km inland turn left onto Waihoanga Rd bridge, crossing the Ōtaki River. Take a sharp left on to Parenga Rd and 300m up the road on the right is the Moffat farm. The crag is visible from the road, park on Parenga Rd and walk in.