Tag Archives: Aspiring

Major Mayhem Canyon v5a3IV***

Highest drop 95m (60+35 pitches) Public access 5-14hrs (Depending if you start at the middle or the top) Big, exposed waterfalls in the upper section, with a relentless narrow slot canyon below. Lots of delicate logjams! Download the topo for Major … Continue reading

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The General v5a3VI****

Highest drop 45m Public access 8-16hrs (depending on how high you start) One of the most committing, sustained and narrow canyons in NZ.  44 pitches, super solid dark schist, deep, narrow, sustained. Don’t forget the “Slot of Doom”, with a … Continue reading

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Upper Robinson Creek v3a2IV*

Highest drop 25m Public access 7-8hrs An adventure into the headwaters of the classic Robinson Creek Canyon. 7-8hrs is through to the start of the classic lower section;  Robinson Creek v4a3II*** Download the descent notes and draft topo by Annette … Continue reading

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Eagle’s Nest v4a3V***

Highest drop 35m  (2x 60m ropes needed, due lack of anchors in one place, requiring a 50m rappel. ) Public access 14hrs A stunning, steep and slotted canyon. It starts high up Mt Earnslaw and continues without pause all the … Continue reading

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Lower Fish River, v1a4I*

Highest drop 2m Public access 1hr A great scramble and swim through an impressive gorge, just below SH6. Approach From the Jubilee/Canaans Creek gravel pit, walk up to the bridge, and descend on the true left of the fish to … Continue reading

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