Wye Creek

Adventure

 

Introduction

Wye Creek is situated about 18km south of Queenstown in The Remarkables Range. The area is considered by many as the best rock climbing in the Queenstown region and well worth a visit. 

bullet Routes: Over 80
bullet Grades: 15 to 26
bullet Protection: Bolts and natural protection
bullet Rock: Schist
bullet Guide: South Island Rock
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Access

From Queenstown travel to Frankton (about 6km south) and turn right towards Invercargill (SH6). A further 13km should bring you to the sign posted gate leading to the Wye Creek Track. If you have a 4x4 you can drive up to the end of the steep gravel road, alternatively you can walk for about 20 minutes. From the far end of the gravel road walk for between 5 and 20 minutes (following the pipeline) to access each of the climbing faces.

Climbs

First climbed in 1996 the area is relatively new and has great potential for new routes. 

Black Wall

The first face you will discover (to your left as you ascend the walking track.

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Project Wall

Just pass Black wall you will see project wall up and out to the left.

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Main Wall

Standing at the base of Project Wall you are only a short walk to the Main Wall and some long clean lines. 

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