Airstrip Boulders

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 362m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
[The climbs on this page are only a small percentage of the climbs here, there are many many more climbs just go on the link given in this paragraph].....Many Limestone boulders surrounding private farmland, although access is easy as the farmers are very kind. The Limestone boulders have a dark covering and can give suprising friction even in warmer weather. One of the best features is the Grot View Cave which is a big limestone cave giving some amazing problems with true lines. There is loads of Free printable information on this venue including coloured topos and access/directions information at:

Just click on the Airstrip at the top of the page.

A Great bouldering venue that is well worth a visit if you are in the North Island.

Approach notes
At present permission must be obtained from the farm managers Ben and Bex Stubbs: 021315796 or 078787426

10km past the famous Waitomo Caves on the Te Anga road. Imnmediately past Hauturu road is a driveway on the right to Awatiro/Stubbs farm. Go through and drive up past the buildings on your right to park OFF THE TRACK before the airstrip.

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Approaching Insanityf6B+ **3
3Du Hastf6C+ ***1
4Franks Better Halff7A ***1
5Franks Routef7A+ *** 
6The Anti-Hesitatorf7C+ *** 
8Skyline route 1V1 1
9Skyline route 2VB *2
10Dwarf Tossf6A+ **2
11Skyline route 3V1 ***2
12Skyline route 4VB 1
13Skyline route 5VB 2
14Skyline route 7V0 *4
15Skyline route 9VB *2
16Skyline Route 13VB 2
18The Swamp route 15V1 *2
19The Swamp route 9VB 2
20The Swamp route 10VB 2
21The Swamp route 8VB 2
22The Swamp route 7VB 2
23The Swamp route 4VB 2
24The Swamp route 3VB *2
25The Swamp route 14V2 1
26The Swamp route 1V1 *2
27Trees For CheeseVB **2
28SwampthingV1 ***1
29The Swamp route 2V2 *1
31Alternative PleasureVB 2
32Spiral StaircaseVB *2
33RidgewalkerVB **1
34Hop OnVB **3
36Totem 18aV0 1
37Totem 18V2 2
38Totem 19VB *2
39Totem 20VB *2
40Totem 16V2 *5
41Totem 15V1 *1
42Totem 14VB 2
43Coconut PaddleV1 **1
44Totem 9VB *2
45Totem 6V1 *2
46Totem 4V0 1
47Totem 3VB 2
48Totem 2V0 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Liam Copley

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Worth checking crag info and downloadable guide from here and printing before going. Stunning venue, follow instructions to phone the land owners before going, and drop $5 in the tin at the top of the driveway before entering.
Chipko Andolan - 02/Feb/14
A Really cool crag with lots of different styles, slabs, caves/roof vertical walls, highballs. I could have spent 2weeks thier but I had to leave within a few hours! I will be back oneday to complete Franks Route which pumped me out too much so I couldn't do it. And also the V10 will get ticked!
Liam Copley - 06/Jan/09