The air is fresh, the views majestic and the rock climbing superb at Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. After a hard day climbing and a fresh espresso, you may want to sell-up and move here. 

bulletRoutes: Over 200
bulletGrades: 9 to 30
bulletProtection: Bolts and natural protection
bulletRock: Schist
bulletGuide: Wanaka Rock
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There are several climbing faces and all located within a short distance of the town centre. Most climbs are located on private land, where this is the case access is usually restricted over the Lambing season (1 October and 15 November).

Phobe Creek

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Main Wall

The area is about 15 minutes outside of Wanaka situated near Whale Wall and Tombstone .  The arÍte climb below is called Headbangers ArÍte, a grate 17 with ***.  It's a pretty sweet climb that starts on the face for 3m then runs for another 10m on the arÍte. Images and details supplied by Bob Lynch.

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