Devils Creek v3a2II*

Highest drop 25m

Public access

4hrs

Varied and scenic waterway with a handful of nice features, separated by plenty of walking.

Download the topo for Devil’s Creek by Dave Ryan.

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Taipo Creek v3a1II*

Highest drop 35m (R30 plus DC5m)

Public access

3hrs

Steep waterfall stream with numerous small – medium abseils concentrated in 500m of streamway.

First descent: Dan Padial, Chris Stephenson 18/1/19

Download the topo for Taipo Creek, by Chris Stevenson

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Halpin Creek v4a2III*

Highest drop 75m

Public access

8h30′

Halpin Creek is a steep alpine descent. Its scenic approach and descent has impressive views of the peaks and valleys of Arthur’s Pass. The finale is a long, exposed pitch with some sharp rock near the top requiring care — another adventure right off the highway.

Download the latest topo for Halpin Creek, by Grant Prattley

First descent by Nola Collie, James Abbott, Grant Prattley, Steve Walker, Feb 2019. Photos by Nola Collie

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Rough Creek v4a2III**

Highest drop 65m

Public access

7h45′

Rough Creek is a steep, vertical alpine descent. Its quick access off the avalanche peak track makes this a classic Arthur’s Pass canyon. The canyon features a series of committing and long near back to back pitches with around 350m of descent in half a kilometre.

Download the latest topo for Rough Creek from Grant Prattley’s cloud storage

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Yards Gully

Descended summer of 2018/19. No further info available, other than it was surprisingly good, with some narrow steep and deep sections.

On private land, permission requried.

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