The Hanging Rock climbing area if formed by reasonable quality
Limestone and while the climbing is not the best, it's a nice location and
close to the river.
|Routes - over 90|
|Grades - 10 to 28|
|Cliff Heights - up to about 20m|
|Rock Type - limestone|
|Protection - Natural and Fixed (Bolts)|
|Guide Book - South
Take State Highway 8 (just north of Timaru) toward Mt Cook,
travel about 13km to Pleasant Point and turn right at the Pub. After about
3km the road to Hanging Rock passes over a bridge and as the road curves
left take the road that goes straight ahead. A further 19km should bring
you to Gay Road, turn left and take the first road on the right and park
at the end.
To access the crag you will need to walk up the race and past the barn
and then left down the gully between the cliffs (refer to the guide).
On one side of the river you will find all of the climbs and boulder
problems described in guide.
On the other side of the river you will find some unclimbed
faces. Be warned access is an issue in this area.
DO NOT attempt to climb here without obtaining permission.