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Peraki Valley

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About Peraki Valley:

Long slabs and high red faces hidden in a picturesque valley on the south side of the Banks Peninsula. Two of the longest routes in eastern Canterbury were put up here in 06/07, and other lines are slowly being added. A bit of a drive and bush-bash to get to, but well worth it if you like bolted slabs and exposed sport routes.
Approach: From Christchurch, just before entering Little River township, turn right into Okuti Valley Rd. Head up Kinloch Road, to Bossu Road. Follow Bossu Rd east ~5-6kms to the 4-way intersection. Turn right, down into Peraki Valley. Park at the stock pens on the left, and cross the paddocks heading straight for the obvious cliffs (west). Technically, there is no camping. But if you ask nicely at the farm house (end of road, over the foot bridge), the Pattullo's might allow swimming and camping on the beach.
Approach Time: Appx. 1hr drive + 30min walk.
Latitude, Longitude: -43.82618, 172.83563
Access Issues: The cliffs themselves are on public land, but the paddocks are privately owned. The farmer (D. Pattullo), is happy to allow access as long as gates are left as found and stock is not disturbed, i.e. NO DOGS! and don't go during lambing (Sep-Oct). For your own safety, watch out for cows with calves, they can be very aggressive. A phone call and/or note on the car is always appreciated.
Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect: Morning Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
5 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Leipziger (1) 5.9 2
10 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Stairway To Heaven 5.8 2
15 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Lovin' Lickin' the Lichen 5.8 2
30 Average Rating = 4.33/5 30 Pieces Of Silver (1) 5.11b 3
90 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Unholy Grail, 19 (1) 5.10b 2

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