Tags: Wharepapa Rock

AccessWaikatoWharepapa Rock
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...
AccessWaikatoWharepapa Rock
Wharepapa Rock (previously known as Castle Rock) will be closed for climbing for two days, from Tuesday 27 July to Wednesday 28 July. The closure is due to work being done to replace the anchors, which is necessary to ensure they continue to meet applicable safety standards. We want to take the opportunity to express our massive appreciation...
AccessWaikatoWharepapa Rock
Over the past three months the Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust (ACAT) has been in access discussions with the new owner of prominent Waikato crag Wharepapa / Castle Rock, Bryan Heapy. We are now pleased to announce that climbing access will remain open under a trial period arrangement as from 1 April 2021 onwards. Bryan will...