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lelo


Feb 19, 2009, 2:11 PM
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hello i'm from Brazil and i'm going to castle hill in march i need some information about accomodation(emails, contacts)or better campgrounds,
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Lelo


sbaclimber


Feb 19, 2009, 6:45 PM
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Wow, need to work on your posting skillz there a little...Wink

I am assuming you are referring to Castle Hill in NZ, correct!?
In which case....I would suggest posting up on http://www.mojozone.co.nz as well. There are quite a few more kiwis on there who should be able to help you with some info. They might also know if Castle Hill and/or Flock Hill Station has any sort of backpackers or campground setup yet.
Barring that, there isn't really any sort of true campground anywhere near Castle Hill. You *can* camp at Craigeburn, which is close, but a dunny is about all you're going to find as far a facilities are concerned (...and I am not really sure camping is actually allowed...).
Your best bet is probably to just base yourself out of Christchurch. Plenty of accomodation (possibly even some climbers you might be able to crash with) and only an hour away from the Hill.


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hosebeats


Feb 20, 2009, 1:31 AM
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Don't stay in Christchurch. It's further than you want to go each day for bouldering. Stay at Craigeburn Campground. It's about 10km from the main boulderfield. It has a toilet, shelter for cooking in, and a stream you can drink from. You can easily hitch hike to and from camp or catch a ride with other climbers.

Enjoy Castle Hill, one of the best bouldering areas I've ever been to!


fitzontherocks


Feb 20, 2009, 2:57 AM
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sbaclimber wrote:
Wow, need to work on your posting skillz there a little...Wink

Since it's his first post, I'd cut him some slack.


sbaclimber


Feb 20, 2009, 7:23 AM
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fitzontherocks wrote:
sbaclimber wrote:
Wow, need to work on your posting skillz there a little...Wink

Since it's his first post, I'd cut him some slack.
Hehe, fixed that for youTongue
Sorry, wasn't trying to be a dick. I just found the number of (quite innocent, I am sure) mistakes quite funny, and just had to say something.

@lelo
Regarding camping at Craigeburn, I just double checked, and hosebeats is right, camping is still allowed. Just no more fires....
Ref:
http://www.doc.govt.nz/...craigieburn-shelter/
http://www.mojozone.co.nz/...mp;highlight=camping

One other thing, though it has nothing to do with accomodation...
When you are there, if you decide to hit Flock Hill, you must fill out the access form. If you don't think you will be online once you get to NZ, it might be worth filling it out before you leave Brazil. Flock Hill is definitely worth a visit!!
All current info here, including link to form and instructions.



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