Sharplin Falls v3a3III*

Highest drop 25m

Public access

3.5-4.5hrs

Interesting route finding through a boulder choked gorge. One short beautiful narrows section. The lower part of the canyon has had the boardwalk removed after being destroyed by rocks. So now after the last waterfall you head down the stream to gain the track 2 minutes before the carpark. The canyon is extended a further pitch so it has 6 pitches and is well worth the visit.

This canyon features in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook.

Since the publication of the book, all of the main pitches have been bolted. Also the boardwalk used for exit has been destroyed..¬† You’ll now need to follow the stream back to your car instead.

You can download a copy of the updated topo for Sharplin Falls

 

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