Category Archives: 2 Star Canyons

Chandler Stream (Lower) v3a3II**

Highest drop 16m Public Access 3 hrs Probably the best bang for your buck trip in the region. The lower section of Chandler Stream is quite short but of high quality: continuous, beautiful and enclosed. Reminiscent of Haast Past canyons. Download … Continue reading

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Takahe Stream v5a3IV**

Highest drop 61m (2x50m ropes, hanging re-belays) Private access up the Wilberforce valley. Notes on access in the canyon topo. 5-8hrshrs Some big pitches, with hanging re-belays in a beautiful greywacke canyon. First Descent, Tom Johns and Keiran Chandler, 15 … Continue reading

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Hut Stream v5a3IV**

Highest drop 88m  (Multipitch waterfall with 2x60m ropes) Private access, notes on permission in the topo 8-9hrs A very vertical outing in a remote and spectacular canyon! Thanks to Tom Johns for the information, sketch topo and photographs. Download the Draft … Continue reading

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Peak Creek v6a4IV**

Highest drop 50m Public access 8-10hrs The test piece of the Top of the South! Reasonably short but very technical canyon. All abseils have strong vertical flow and its either difficult or impossible to avoid getting your arse kicked! That, … Continue reading

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Mill Creek v4a4II**

Highest drop 27m 3hrs Public access, but there is private land surrounding the legal public land. It is essential to consult the WAMS website prior to visiting this canyon A very high volume canyon, with huge pools, big jumps and … Continue reading

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