Initially released in 2008, The Comprehensive Castle Hill Climbing Guide is now updated for 2015, with up-grades, down-grades and newly established problems. All introduction sections have been revised and the all-new Secrets of Performance Bouldering, has been added to provide readers a flash lesson in styling at Castle Hill.
Painstakingly researched and designed, this authoritative 256 page publication presents a detailed description to every climb ever established within Castle Hill’s two most popular areas: Quantum Field and Spittle Hill.
Also contained are three comprehensive mini-guides to the excellent climbs of Rambandit Gully and the lower and upper areas of Cave Stream. All seven remaining areas are introduced providing essential information regarding access and approach together with an overview of each area’s most worthwhile climbs.
- 70 detailed topos covering 203 routes and over 5,300 boulder problems
- New and improved navigation tools include Areal Topos, map-side satellite photos, map overspill and orientation symbols
- Illustrated directly from satellite imagery, maps indicate features such as overhangs, cracks, huecos, runnels and bushes
- All climbs are thoughtfully described, graded and star-rated for quality
- Route descriptions contain essential safety information such as length, number of bolts and lower-off method
- All maps have compass bearings and are to a scale which is standard throughout
- Featuring an extensive collection from NZ’s award-winning climbing photographers
- 256 pages, black and white photos
Quantum Field; Spittle Hill; Rambandit Gully; Cave Stream; Flock Hill; Dry Valley; Wuthering Heights; Dark Castle; Prebble Hill; Five Valley Area; Gorge Hill; Back of Flock; History; Geology; Weather; Terrain; Rest Days; Injury; Travel and Accommodation
188mm x 138mm, paperback
1st edition 2008 (updated Jan 2015 and reprinted May 2015)