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Castle Rock

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About Castle Rock:

Update (08.04.2014 by nzcragrat): Castle Rock was severely damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes with a large part of the keep collapsing and losing some classic routes. Currently it is technically in a closed area due to the summit road being closed. There was a lot of remedial work done with rope access teams for road safety reasons.

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Probably "the" crag of the Port Hills, this is the tall (30m) jutting rock towering above the Heathcote Valley. Access is a short walk from summit road between Evan's and Dyer's passes, you can't miss it. On a nice day on the weekend, the number of people here can rival those at Rapaki, otherwise well worth a visit to try out some of the best trad climbing on the longest routes in the Port Hills.
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Rock Type: Basalt
Type of Climbing: Trad
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Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 5.00/5 ***Executioner 5.10b 1
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 ***Judgement, 20 (1) 5.10c 2
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 **Flying Buttress 5.8 5
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 **Gibbet, 18 5.10a 2
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 ??? 5.11a 0
0 Average Rating = 3.22/5 Dragon, 16 5.8 11
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Excalibur, 19 5.10b 6
0 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Guinevere 5.10a 3
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Hawk 5.6 2
0 Average Rating = 3.43/5 Holy Grail, 17 (!) 5.9 15
0 Average Rating = 3.14/5 Knight Errant (1) 5.7 7
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Knight's Entrance (2) 5.4 1
0 Average Rating = 3.43/5 Lancelot, 14 (3) 5.6 8
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Meat Sandwich 5.9 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Square Table, 14 5.6 1
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 ***Escalade 16 5.8 7
1 Average Rating = 4.67/5 ***Hangman 5.9 6
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 **Arrow, 13 5.5 3
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 *Bow, 16 (1) 5.7 2
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 *Buttress Corner, 18 (1) 5.10a 5
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 *Expedition Crack, 18 5.10a 7
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 *Falcon Crack, 15 5.7 3
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Court Jester 5.10c 2
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Gargoyle 18 5.10a 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Kestrel 5.4 4
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Rampart, 17 5.9 4
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Sword in the Stone 17 5.9 4

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Lancelot, 14

Forum Discussions (1 posts)

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With Replies Castle Rock NZ nzcragrat 3 Apr 08 2014, 5:51 AM