Guide Books

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To assist you to locate the guide for the area, titles are arranged geographically on the page and not alphabetically by title. Guide books are also linked back to the location to which they encompass, so just click on the image of the guide.

Northern Rock

A climbers guide to Northland and Auckland, edited by Paul Hersey and Ton Snelder in conjunction with the NZAC. The guide covers around 10 crags in Northland including the Mount Eden Quarry (in Auckland). The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre

 

Quarry Climbs

A guide to climbing at the Mt Eden Quarry Auckland, by Rick McGregor. The latest edition was published in 1996 and includes updated diagrams of the crag which are very easy to follow. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

Auckland Climbs

I guide to climbing at Mt Eden Quarry, Ti Point and K Gorge.  The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

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Rockclimbing at Maratoto

About 175km south of Auckland, Manatoto is located between Thames and Paeroa. The guide is published by PackSack and describes a dozen climbs at the crag.  The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores.

 

The Hitchhikers Guide To Froggatt Edge

This guide extends on the excellent work of Andrew Wilson in his guide "The Exclusive Froggatt Edge Climbing Guide. The guide covers over 115 routes and is well illustrated. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

New Ignimbrite Climbs

A climbers guide to more then 300 routes at Bayleys Road, Gower, Halls, Bosch, Smiths Rock and Sheridan Hills in the Wharepapa Region. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

Central North Island Rock

A guide to climbing in the region, edited by Pete Manning. It is a great guide and provides details on around 26 crags, covering an area from Hamilton to Tauranga. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

Whanganui Rock

A guide to climbing at Whanganui Bay (located on the western shores of Lake Taupo), by Len Gillman. This guide is available on site (ask for Mere), and from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre. Copies are also available for $30 from The Author, Len Gillman at 16 Tane Road, Laingholm, Auckland.

 

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The Complete Baring Head Guide

As the name suggests the guide describes the popular Wellington bouldering area at Baring Head. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Mainly Tramping in Wellington and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

 

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Wellington Rock

This simple guide catalogues the limited climbing that exists in the Wellington Area. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Mainly Tramping in Wellington and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

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A Climbers Guide To Taranaki

The guide describes the climbs (both rock and alpine) available within the Mt Egmont National Park. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

Golden Bay Climbs

This is the most comprehensive guide of the area and describes all of the climbs. By  Simon Middlemass. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores, Alp Sports Nelson, Hangdog Camp at Paynes Ford, Mountain Designs and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

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Paynes Ford Climbs

By Jeremy Butler (climbs to Grade 22)

 

Canterbury Rock

A  Guide to climbing in Canterbury and nearby areas, compiled and edited by Tim Wethey and Peter Taw. This is a fantastic guide covering over 1800 climbs for crags from Nelson to Northern Otago. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

 

Quantum Field

Bouldering Guide. 1200+ Graded and described boulder problems including 31 maps.

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Port Hills Climbing

A guide to climbing in the Port Hills.

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Balfour Rock

A guide to alpine rock climbs in the Balfour Region, Westland National Park.

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The Darrans Guide

An alpine and rock climbing guide to the Darran Mountains

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Dunedin Rock

A climbers Guide to Dunedin and the surrounding area. The covers 260 routes on 9 crags and is well worth supporting as a portion of the purchase price is donated to the local bolting effort. Dunedin Rock is produced by Dave Brasch and available from local outdoor stores.

 

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South Island Rock

A guide to the best rock climbing areas in the South Island. Edited by Ivan Vostinar and published by Tim Wethey. The guide is available from a number of outlets including Bivouac Stores and the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

Read a Review by  Tony Burnell

 

South Island Climbs

By Ivan Vostinar 

Wanaka Rock

This guide is published by the Wanaka Rock-climbing Club.  The guide is available from a number of outlets in Wanaka including "Good Sports" located in Dunmore Street and the BP Garage.

 

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