Long Beach

Adventure

 

 

Introduction

Long Beach has long been considered Dunedin's best crag. It has all the elements you could want with solid rock, height, a good range of grades and only a short walk from the car park.

bulletRoutes: Over 130
bulletGrades: 11 to 27
bulletProtection: Bolts and natural protection
bulletRock: Basalt
bulletGuide: Dunedin Rock & South Island Rock
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Access

From Dunedin take the road past Port Charmers and on to Long Beach (a distance of about 35km). The road leads past the town and into the domain and you can park your car at the far left end of the sports fields before taking the short walk that leads down to the beach. 

Climbs

Southern & Main Cliff

As you walk down to the beach you are greeted by some brilliant basalt with routes up to about 50m. 

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The Pinnacle

Located in the middle of the beach the pinnacle is about 30m high and literally covered in routes.

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Northern Buttress & The Caves 

Spend some time out of the sun or the wind and go bouldering in The Caves at the far end of Long Beach.

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