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geissgold


May 17, 2010, 4:41 AM
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Castle Hill Bouldering?...  (Australasia: New_Zealand)
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I'm headed to NZ for the first time starting next week and I'm determined to boulder at Castle Hill at least one day while I'm there. The place looks magical.

I'll be w/ two outdoors/athletic non-climbers and will have no crash-pad.

If anyone has any tips, advice, beta I would greatly welcome it. I'll have my shoes with me and will be traveling as much of the South island as I can, hopefully I can get a bit of climbing in here and there.

Thanks!!
!!G

PS: I can boulder V3 / 6a/6a+


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May 17, 2010, 8:52 AM
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geissgold wrote:
I'm headed to NZ for the first time starting next week and I'm determined to boulder at Castle Hill at least one day while I'm there. The place looks magical.

I'll be w/ two outdoors/athletic non-climbers and will have no crash-pad.

If anyone has any tips, advice, beta I would greatly welcome it. I'll have my shoes with me and will be traveling as much of the South island as I can, hopefully I can get a bit of climbing in here and there.

Thanks!!
!!G

PS: I can boulder V3 / 6a/6a+

Well I would advice you to just go there ;o). You can rent pads in springfield which is just down the road. They sell guides in some of the outdoor shops in Christchurch. I stayed at the hotel in springfield which has decent food and is cheap, it's 10-20 minutes ride top the car park next to spitlle hill and quantum field two of the main area's, but there's also some places to stay in castle hill. If you go to flock hill, which is a 45 min hike from another car park you need to fill out a form at some kind of venue down the road frm castel hill towards the west coast. Please do this, the ground is privately owned and I'd like to be able to still have acces when I ever get in the neighbourhood again ;o).

Other then that if you have any other questions let me know, and I'm sure some of the kiwi's on this site will chime in.

Cheers.

ps if you just go to spittle and quantum you don't really need a guide.

Also don't read to much into the grades, castle hill has some pretty awkward moves, I failed on V0 more then once but also ticked a V4, very style dependent.


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Hey! Thanks so much for all the valuable info!... I'm just getting all my last minute details figured out but this information certainly makes the day! Been looking forward to these boulders for such a long time!

!!G


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