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Smith Rocks

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About Smith Rocks:

Devlopment at this crag got under way in the early 90's and by the end of the decade, there were a little over 100 lines put up largly by Bryce Martin/ Michael Camilleri, and Dave Garrity/ Clif Ellery. Devlopment continues and Smith Rock is now one of, if not the most popular crags in the area. Unfortunately due to new owners the crag is currently closed. Check at Bryce's Cafe for updates.
Nearest town or city: Wharepapa South
Directions: From the school drive down Wharepapa South/Seafund Road for about 3km. Smiths is just past the bridge on your left. The Smith Rocks crag is spread over 2 properties The Pinnacles, Swamp Wall, Dry Valley are on Len Smiths Property. The End Wall, Southend Wall and the Back of Beyond are on the Bruce & Chris Watkinson property. Bruce & Chris are happy for climbers to enter their property from Smiths so please, lets not give them any reason to change their mind. A Separate sign in book is located on the Boundary Fence between the two farms, please sign this book if climbing in any of the following areas, The End Wall, Southend Wall and the Back of Beyond. Once you have signed this registration book, continue down the milk tanker track till you reach the milking shed. Park in the area allocated, the grassed area inside the Tanker turning circle. Do not under and circumstance park on the metal track leading to the milking shed or the turning circle in front of the shed. This area must be kept clear at all times for the Milk Tanker. On busy days the parking area inside the Tanker turning circle may be full, in which case you please park off the property on the road.
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Access Issues: Currently closed to climbing, check status at Bryce's Cafe.
Camping: None
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Quantity of Climbs: Year