Tarakohe

Adventure

 

Introduction

A small crag but a worthwhile outing, Tarakohe (or Tarakohe/Pohara, which is its correct description) features some excellent limestone and is similar to Paynes Ford.

bulletRoutes - about 30
bulletGrades - 14 to 23
bulletRock Type - Limestone
bulletProtection - Fixed (Bolts)
bulletGuide Book - South Island Rock

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"Neptune's Gift" (21) at Tarakohe
Photo: Owen Woolaston

Access

From the cement works at Tarakohe, travel along the road and through the tunnel to access the large wall on the right of the road.

Climbs

Sea Grass Wall

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Cathedral Rock

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Other Areas

Other areas include The Games Room, Trench Town, and Huntley & Palmers Wafer. For more detail please refer to the guide book.

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The Tower & The Tunnel

Danger 

Please don't climb in the areas shown on the images below. The route near the tunnel was removed after concern by the police about people dropping stuff on cars and almost taking a windscreen out during a fall !!! This is also an issue on the tower as the rock is loose. 
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