Wharepapa Rock / Castle Rock access warning
We have had the first serious issue at Wharepapa Rock since it changed hands earlier this year.
A group of climbers left a gate open, and this resulted in stock getting into another paddock – not good at this time of year, as they have minimal grass. Unfortunately this happened right in front of the farm owner, who is not happy.
A reminder that access to the crag is currently on a trial period. If this sort of thing keeps happening, the crag WILL get shut down.
For everyone's sake, please stick to some simple rules:
- Ensure all gates are left as they were found, and are properly latched if closed.
- Do not climb over fences, this can slacken the wires. Climb safely and responsibly.
- The crag is necessarily run as a business. If you climb, pay.
- Commercial groups (including school groups) must book in advance. Contact Sheena Warren at
- No dogs, ever.
Let’s look after the sport we all love.