Alpine Rock Climbing Lake Wakatipu, Wanaka, New Zealand

Alpine Rock Climbing

Lake Wakatipu, Wanaka, New Zealand

Rock climbing
10 hours
December - March
Medium
Certified guide, Local Partner

Overview

  • New Zealand is world renowned for its alpine climbing, the classic NZ mountaineering trip starts with a long walk into "the hills". once you reach the technical climbing you find long sweeping ridges and steep imposing faces. 
  • The southern alps provides an ideal backdrop for climbing based adventures.
  • Have the true New Zealand climbing experience with us.
  • Our guides will lead you to interesting terrain with technical climbing challenges that will suit your abilities.


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Remarkables Alpine Routes

  • Situated above Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown the Remarkables are impressive and dominate the skyline.
  • The climbing routes in the Remarkables range offer world class alpine rock climbing in a stunning location.
  • Climbers come from all over the world to scramble on the ridges and test their mettle on the faces of single cone.
  • Access is easy as we can use drive up the ski field road in summer, this means approaches are short and only take one or two hours.


Photos

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Four Routes

Single cone NE ridge.

  • This is the easiest and shortest alpine route that Wanaka Rock Climbing Guides. The NE ridge of single cone rises strikingly above Lake Alta.
  • The climbing is easy but very enjoyable. Easy scrambling will lead to some fun pitched climbing, this leads to the slender and impressive summit block. 
  • An easy descent down the southern gullies leads back to the approach trail.


Double Cone Single Cone Traverse

  • The Big classic of the Southern Lakes district, this striking ridge is on every climbers tick list. Approached by the "shadow basin" and under the telecom tower.
  • After this long walk the climb starts of with a long ledge systems that brings you to a ridge crest and a gut renching view down the west face. 
  • From here its all on to the summit, long sections of pitched climbing on a knife edge ridge and some very exciting "au cheval" moves make this climb not for the faint of heart.
  • The route traverses all the way over both summits of double cone and to the top of single cone before descending the southern gullies.

 

DB EH? Buttress

  • A direct line on Double Cones North East Buttress, This route involves 5 pitches of very good alpine rock climbing in a fabulous position up to grade 17!
  • A route for the connoisseur.
  • Approach is via the Lake Alta hike, around the lake and up to the bottom of the buttress.

 

Lake Alta Slabs

  • The lake Alta slabs are home to many routes in the 3-4 pitch grade 13-16 range. Great for climbers who want to spend some quite time on the rock enjoying a quality route but don't want to be up early and be out all day!
  • A guide favourite is "when the Fat lady sings" grade 15.
  • Approach is via the Lake Alta hike, around the lake and up to the bottom of the buttress.

Where are we?

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5pm


Wanaka Rock Climbing

93-111 Ardmore Street

Wanaka 9305

New Zealand

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Remarkables Alpine Routes

  • Situated above Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown the Remarkables are impressive and dominate the skyline.
  • The climbing routes in the Remarkables range offer world class alpine rock climbing in a stunning location.
  • Climbers come from all over the world to scramble on the ridges and test their mettle on the faces of single cone.
  • Access is easy as we can use drive up the ski field road in summer, this means approaches are short and only take one or two hours.


Photos

For larger images, click on the photos.

Alpine Rock Climbing Lake Wakatipu, Wanaka, New Zealand #67ec80fa-77b5-4671-b38d-bbe8062a935a
Alpine Rock Climbing Lake Wakatipu, Wanaka, New Zealand #67ec80fa-77b5-4671-b38d-bbe8062a935a
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Alpine Rock Climbing Lake Wakatipu, Wanaka, New Zealand #67ec80fa-77b5-4671-b38d-bbe8062a935a

Four Routes

Single cone NE ridge.

  • This is the easiest and shortest alpine route that Wanaka Rock Climbing Guides. The NE ridge of single cone rises strikingly above Lake Alta.
  • The climbing is easy but very enjoyable. Easy scrambling will lead to some fun pitched climbing, this leads to the slender and impressive summit block. 
  • An easy descent down the southern gullies leads back to the approach trail.


Double Cone Single Cone Traverse

  • The Big classic of the Southern Lakes district, this striking ridge is on every climbers tick list. Approached by the "shadow basin" and under the telecom tower.
  • After this long walk the climb starts of with a long ledge systems that brings you to a ridge crest and a gut renching view down the west face. 
  • From here its all on to the summit, long sections of pitched climbing on a knife edge ridge and some very exciting "au cheval" moves make this climb not for the faint of heart.
  • The route traverses all the way over both summits of double cone and to the top of single cone before descending the southern gullies.

 

DB EH? Buttress

  • A direct line on Double Cones North East Buttress, This route involves 5 pitches of very good alpine rock climbing in a fabulous position up to grade 17!
  • A route for the connoisseur.
  • Approach is via the Lake Alta hike, around the lake and up to the bottom of the buttress.

 

Lake Alta Slabs

  • The lake Alta slabs are home to many routes in the 3-4 pitch grade 13-16 range. Great for climbers who want to spend some quite time on the rock enjoying a quality route but don't want to be up early and be out all day!
  • A guide favourite is "when the Fat lady sings" grade 15.
  • Approach is via the Lake Alta hike, around the lake and up to the bottom of the buttress.

Where are we?

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5pm


Wanaka Rock Climbing

93-111 Ardmore Street

Wanaka 9305

New Zealand

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