Place info

Mapoutahi

(68 routes)

Calum Hudson did some work here in 1992–93, but it was Steve Carr who almost single-handedly developed this crag in 1997. The crag is nearing the end of makeover as of 2018. Many routes are being extended to the tops of the walls - often being aggressively cleaned and retrobolted. Many new sport routes are being opened up. Caution needs to be exercised with some holds as rock that may appear stable can sometimes flake off under pressure. That said, the crag is cleaning up very nicely. Bolts are stainless steel 10 x 75 mm.

  • East

    Aspect

  • 10 min from road end or 1 min if driving the sandy track.

    Walk in

  • 5m

    Altitude

Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
East
Altitude: 
5m

Calum Hudson did some work here in 1992–93, but it was Steve Carr who almost single-handedly developed this crag in 1997. The crag is nearing the end of makeover as of 2018. Many routes are being extended to the tops of the walls - often being aggressively cleaned and retrobolted. Many new sport routes are being opened up. Caution needs to be exercised with some holds as rock that may appear stable can sometimes flake off under pressure. That said, the crag is cleaning up very nicely. Bolts are stainless steel 10 x 75 mm.

Access: 

At 21 km on the road to Long Beach, turn off left at the ‘Osborne’ sign soon after passing Purakaunui School and descend to Purakaunui Inlet. Drive around the left side of the inlet until the road turns to sand. A lake often forms just after the road-end making the track impassable. Brave the soft sand, and if you don’t get bogged a genuine roadside crag will be your reward, 100m inland from Purakaunui Beach and the Mapoutahi Peninsula.

Walk time: 
10 min from road end or 1 min if driving the sandy track.
NZMS260: 
I44 242937
Topo50: 
CE17 144 321
Attribution: 
Dave Brash
This place appears in: 
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Comments

Comments

Tony Burnell & Joe Arts have added in new route over the last 10 years

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