Dolomite Point

(4 routes)

There's so much goodness about this little area. It is hard to know if one is just blinded by the beauty of the location or if the climbing is really a notch above. Either way, a quick stop to sample the few climbs beside the sea or just soak in the sunset is highly recommended. Keep in mind that the corrosive ocean environment is taking its toll on the stainless steel bolts which are already showing some staining. Use good judgement.

Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
0m
Access: 

Park at the paved parking spot halfway down the hill just north of Pancake Rocks. Go over the fence and down the steepness or walk around and along the boulders beside the sea. Ill Peripheral is the stunning arête you can see from the road. Wave Rider is found past Ill Peripheral, through a bit of bush then under a couple of blocks to a north facing wall.

Lat/Lon: 
-42.112902000000, 171.330485000000
NZMS260: 
K30 719 980
Topo50: 
BS19 620 363
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Le Crème de la Crack 17 12m
0
wire representing trad
With rock altering super powers, the only thing to do to this climb would be to stretch it to 30m. The fainter crack 1m left of the Cat's Meow.
Neil Warrington, 2015
The Cat's Meow 17 12m
0
wire representing trad
The very prominent finger/handcrack up the centre of the block. Yes, it absolutely is as good as it looks. A must do if you're driving by.
Kat Rast, 2015
3 Ill Peripheral 23 18m
0
5bolts
A gorgeous line that would cause any sunset photographer to snap several hundred photos. Unfortunately it is rarely climbed except by the extraordinarily bold due to a run-out between the 3rd and 4th bolt.
Kester Brown
4 Wave Rider 19 15m
0
5bolts
A high fear inducing 1st clip leads to some stellar moves up the crux protected by the 4th bolt. Finish up and soak in the stunning scenery.
Jamie Vinton-Boot
Attribution: 
http://www.kiwitracks.com/paparoa/ by Neil Warrington & Neil Silverwood

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