Bouldering at Castle Hill New Zealand Video

© Derek Thatcher
This ten minute video from Derek Thatcher shows some of the classic lines of the world famous bouldering area Castle Hill in New Zealand.

For a list of the problems visit Derek's Vimeo Page.

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26 Jul, 2010
I think thats Flock hill.
26 Jul, 2010
Some really nice climbing but personally I really hate it when the action is sped up. It's really lazy editing.
26 Jul, 2010
Great location crammed with 1000s of problems of all types. There is a heavy "mantel" theme to the place. Stunning backdrop. Climbed there a few days on our stay in NZ and really enjoyed it. Nice work.
26 Jul, 2010
Castle Hill is amazing. I'm not sure the quantity of good climbing there really matches the quantity of rock, but it is definitely one of the coolest places in the world to hang out.
26 Jul, 2010
Strictly speaking, Castle Hill basin is all the limestone in the um, basin. If you do end up going, respect the rock and don't wire brush or chalk foot holds etc as the polish in quantum field is already taking its toll on some classics. Take a piece of carpet or beer towel to clean shoes before stepping onto the rock. Some of my fondest climbing memories involve CH. Cheers Derek for the cool vid!!
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