Tag Archives: Wilberforce Valley

The Lion King v4a3IV*

Highest drop 40m Public access 6.5-8.5hrs A classic case of a great wee canyon with a sub-optimal walk in. An all round adventure that begins with a river crossing then a boulder hop/bash, followed by dense young Beech saplings. Man, … Continue reading

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Wilberhorse Canyon v5a3IV***

Highest drop 110m  (yes, you need 2x 110m ropes!) Private access, permission required (see topo) 8.5-12.5hrs A big alpine canyon, 14 pitches, including a one of 110m. Sustained and exposed, a serious undertaking! Download the Wilberhorse CanyonTopo First descent by Tom … 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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