Kaiate Falls Canyon v4a3I*

Highest drop 16m  (2x20m ropes)

Public access


This is a short sharp canyon that would be great on a hot summers day as there are some deep pools. The area could get quite busy in summer due to the scenic nature of the falls and the adjacent walking tracks so discretion is advised. It may be better done on a weekday or in an evening. There is a great pool at the bottom that is an excellent place to practice jumps

Topo by Shanan Fraser. Download the topo for Kaiate Falls

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  1. Shanan Fraser says:

    The Big vertical Log at the top of R2 has gone meaning that there is nowhere to rig a safety line to approach the Rappel anchors. This needs to be protected from the top of the previous pitch by rappelling direct from R1 to R2 or setting a guided rappel or similar. I will likely place some new bolts for a safety line between R1 & R2 next time I am in there.

    • Date -20 Dec 23
    • Water level -lower than normal
    • Anchor conditions -next group needs to do repair/replacement
    • Group size -3
    • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins) -N/a
  2. Shanan Fraser says:

    Updated main anchor stations. New 150mm/100 glue in bolts for all 3 anchor stations

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