The Darrans

Climbs 20 – Rocktype Diorites – Altitude 825m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Part of Fiordland National Park. Mainly diorite with some areas of granite. Map location shows Homer Hut.

Note: The grades in the logbook are Scottish grades (for winter climbs). The Darrans grade is given in the climb description.

Guidebooks
The Darran Mountains (2006), South Island Rock (2005), Rock Deluxe (2004), The Darrans

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 MT TALBOT SUMMIT PYRAMID  
2JC CrackIV 4 ***1
 MT TALBOT  
 BARRIER KNOB NORTH FACE  
 BARRIER BLUFFS  
6Barrier FaceII 3 ***1
 MACPHERSON CIRQUE  
8CoumshingaunIV 4 ***2
9Classic Hits and MemoriesIV 4  
10Gabites RoganI 1
11GomerWI3+  
12The Celtic ConnectionVII 7 **1
13Stirling MossVI 5 **1
14Thrill Frenzy RampVI 6  
151964 HQ HoldenIII 3  
16McPherson/Talbot TraversePD 3
 LOWER CIRQUE CREEK  
18Unnamed Icefall 1IV 4 *2
 UPPER CIRQUE CREEK  
20Heart of GoldIV 5 ***1
 UNKNOWN  
22JourneyE1 5b  
23High Ideals and Crazy DreamsE2 5c  
24Wide Crack RightE1 5a  
25The SlabE3 5b  
26Homer Saddle3S ***2
27Talbot east ridge *17 ***1
28Midnight Cowboy *II 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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This is the major alpine rock climbing destination of the South Island. A new guide has recently been published by the NZAC. It details sport crags to rarely visited huge walls in deepest dampest fiordland. The main climbing season begins in February.
John Grogan - 02/Jul/07