History: On the spur rising above the suburb of Richmond Hill is a Trig. Point -Windsor Castle 298m which is a popular view point & the site of Windsor Crag.
The 2011 earthquakes combined with some access issues have depleted the number of multi-pitch climbs available in Christchurch. Three single pitch climbs were established in 2016 & although it is a small crag an idea evolved to create a user friendly multi -pitch instructional/recreation venue.
This crag has been developed by Ara / Te Pūkenga Institute of Canterbury & Christchurch City Council Rangers
Environment: The climbs have been created without removing native flora. Any further development is prohibited & will result in closure of the crag.
The crag is east facing hence exposed to NE & Southerly winds but sheltered from the NW.
To avoid destroying flora at the top of the cliff climbers must abseil from the top anchors which are positioned below these vulnerable areas
Easiest approach is to park at Richmond Hill car park on the summit road & follow the farm track to the trig. point through a couple of gates/stiles. To access the climbs from the trig. descend via the seaward/northern end & this will avoid creating erosion at the southern end.
Bring your camera.