Climbs 250
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 28m a.s.l
Faces W

dreaded overhangs! © quickthinkingtom

Crag features

Paynes Ford is one of the climbing Mecca's of New Zealand with something to satisfy most needs - from the hard rock junkie to the mellow hang - out types. It's got easy access; there are a variety of grades and types of climbing. The steep solid limestone dries quickly and climbing is only inhibited by the wettest weather - it's even good in mid-winter (when the friction is better).

The excellent 'Hangdog Camp' lies within minute's walk from the crag and a great swimming hole can be found just across the road. You can buy the local guide booklet from Hangdog (camp) which includes most of the climbs in the Golden Bay region.

Check out the Mussel Inn (Onekaka), the Wholemeal Cafe and the Cinema. Summer is usually enlivened with a variety of live concerts, raves and other entertainments.

Approach notes

Golden Bay is in the top left corner of New Zealand. If you know where the Abel Tasman National Park is then you are almost there. Takaka is over the hill from Motueka. Follow State Highway 60 on a very windy road (about 50 minutes drive). The Paynes Ford cliffs are in a Scenic reserve 4 km south of Takaka township, just beside the Paynes Ford road bridge. Hangdog camp is 2 minutes walk from the car park.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Louise 10  
2 Big sharks at night 22  
3 Terror, illness and rebellion 18 2
4 Zen Navigation 16  
5 Herbal Infusion 19 * 4
6 The Darling Buds of May 23 1
  Creese Wall
8 Blobbet
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16 * 53
9 Good Bye Cream-Poofters
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17 ** 61
10 Why would you wave at a one armed man riding a bike?
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25 * 2
11 Re-election Blues
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16 25
12 Golden Years 14 19
13 Midwife Crisis
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13 37
14 Calling all hobbits
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12 * 26
15 Elvis Lives in Takaka
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18 * 38
16 Blockbuster 19 * 24
17 Bite my Chunk 19 * 13
18 The Fearless Vampire Killers
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20 * 34
19 Gorgonzola Goes
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16 * 19
20 Cheddermaster's Choice 15 * 12
21 Hula Yula 6a+ 19
22 Spotty Brit
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24 * 8
23 Tongue in Groove
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20 9
24 Sweet Dreams 22 * 7
25 Hunting Tartan 6a+ 16
26 Wasp Factor
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18 1
27 Something Precious 21 * 2
28 Rawhide 22 *** 17
29 Rumplestiltskin 23 1
30 Golden Bay Connection
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24 * 5
31 Serac Attack
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21 4
  RATA WALL
33 Granulated chicken booster
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22 * 1
34 Humpty Dumpty
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18 ** 5
35 All The Kings Horses
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21 * 2
36 Savage Honeymoon
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20 1
37 Woop Woop Pull Up
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22 * 8
38 Last call for flight 911 21 * 2
39 Bang your head
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20 2
40 Bob and Betty go mating
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22 1
  The Rat Trap Wall
42 Tales By Firelight
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21 * 7
43 Rat Up A Drainpipe
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20 ** 28
44 Blibo's Great Adventure
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21 ** 18
45 No rest for the Wicked 22 ** 11
46 Immaculate deception 22 ** 7
  Stone Symposium wall
48 Spitfire
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19 * 10
49 Seafire 21 * 6
50 Seven Days a Week 25 1
51 Jericho 22 3
52 Temples Of Stone
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18 *** 49
53 Jimmy the torn piece of paper gets a hand from fred the friendly 6b 14
54 R for Ranger, D for Danger
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21 9
55 'D' for Danger Direct
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21 ** 7
56 Space Invader 20 11
57 Stone Symposium 6c ** 9
58 Stroking The Tiger
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18 ** 18
59 Wazzo Jugs
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18 * 10
60 Sacred Forest
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19 * 11
61 Autumn Leaf
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18 * 13
  The Tenuite Wall
63 Fluffy Duck
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21 4
64 Hi, I'm Dr Terrific
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20 ** 23
65 Headplant
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21 ** 12
66 Walk the Line
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20 * 8
67 Loose Unit
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20 ** 20
68 Go with the flow
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22 ** 25
69 Fat Cats
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19 * 18
70 A Shout Towards Noon 16 20
71 Badgers mount
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16 1
72 Bent Badgers
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19 3
73 Lapsed Catholics
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22 2
74 Romancing The Stone
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16 ** 21
75 Grey Warbler (17) 17 8
  Pantechnicon Wall
77 Pousse Ton Froc
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27 2
78 Happy Motoring
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22 * 1
79 Grey Warbler
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14 15
80 Electric Sunroof
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23  
  Carnage Wall
82 Carnage at the crossroads 6a+ 13
83 There Is No Spoon
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27 3
84 Skiing Off A Convex Slope
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25 *** 8
85 Responsible Lunges
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25 ** 13
86 No Fly Zone 22 1
  The Slave Wall
88 Primal Scream
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22 5
89 State of Mind
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14 2
90 Three Poms and a Swedish Farafetta
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20 2
91 Daves belay slave gets bored
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18 11
92 Bondage for Beginners
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17 * 14
  Globe Wall
94 Dread Fever
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14 2
95 Super Blonde 20 * 17
96 Feisty Red
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18 28
97 Burly But Sensitive
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22 20
98 Red Lining To The Max
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23 ** 15
99 Calling Guthrie
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20 1
100 Voice of the Beehive 20 * 17
101 Effervescing Elephants
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19 1
102 Sweetest William
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27 2
103 High Voltage
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24 9
104 Master of Puppets
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23 2
105 Six Foot Thruster
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21  
106 Daves Arete 25 *** 2
107 Suparete
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27 ** 1
108 Dancing on a Skewer
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28 *  
109 Amino Max
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27 3
110 Amino Pro 24 * 6
111 Recidivist
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20 9
112 Make my Grumpy Cat Dance 21 ** 29
113 Dirty harry
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18 6
114 Feeling Lucky Punk
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26 ** 4
115 Make My Day
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25 ** 7
116 Overkill 25 ** 2
117 Power Failure
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23 * 4
118 Stoned Monkey
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28 * 2
119 Papageno
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27 ** 2
120 Dutch Jugs 27 * 1
121 Greenday ? 10 5
122 Electricorp Production
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22 *** 18
123 Send a Gorilla
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23 *** 14
124 Feral Pakeha
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23 3
125 Positive Energy
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23 2
126 Superconductor
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23 *** 9
127 Creative Confusion
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27 ** 5
  Tomorrow Gully
129 Fauvism
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29 ** 1
130 Wreck Tangle
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21 3
131 Clutch Cargo
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22 4
132 Procrastination
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26 ** 1
133 Bulga-nomics
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25 3
134 Juan Bautista
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24 ** 1
  The Little Globe wall
136 You're Either Dead Or You're Not
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22 ** 7
137 Tolkiens World
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26  
138 Short Circuit
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22 1
139 Lights Out
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22 1
140 Steinzeit
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25 1
141 Electrocution
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28  
  The Fortress
143 The Infidel 25  
144 Pembroke Calling
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19 1
145 Rupert Bear Goes Hiking
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20 1
146 The What Of What? Said Pooh
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21  
147 Beas Knees
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17 2
148 Peter Rabbit Discovers Drugs 16 * 3
149 No Whack Only Dangle
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18 5
150 Morepork Pie
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18 * 11
151 Lush
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19 ** 9
  The Passion Slab
153 Indecision
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16 * 5
154 Alternative Lifestyle
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17 * 7
155 Arachna-obeeelisk
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17 5
156 Champagne Cruise
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14 * 5
  The Little Lost Wall
158 Wrinkle
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16 30
159 Candy Man
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18 * 29
160 Jerry Garcia
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16 * 38
161 Lost Soul
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21 ** 34
162 Ecological Itch
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14 45
163 Doolittle
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16 ** 52
164 The Wrong Trousers
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15 38
165 Wobbly Bits
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13 * 32
166 Lucy in the Sky with Prismatic Rain Drops
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15 * 33
167 The Bellringer
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11 * 39
168 Mind the Hebes
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12 * 29
169 Damsel in Dis-dress
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15 * 24
170 Knicknack Paddywack
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18 * 36
171 Mea Culpa
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27 5
172 Porkage
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24 3
173 Bury Me in a Y Shaped Coffin 21 11
174 Release the Bats
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18 4
175 It's a Beautiful Day
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18 * 9
176 Misery
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21 ** 3
  The Wall of Thugs
178 1080 And The Letter G
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23 *** 18
179 Typhoon Tongue
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22 4
180 Java Jive
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23 1
181 Burn, Hollywood, Burn
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21 2
182 Wilt
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21 * 1
183 Intensive Scare
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24  
184 Big Mama Jama
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27 1
185 La La Land
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23 * 2
186 Flesh Device
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25 1
187 Bicep D'elan
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22 1
188 Dread-full
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29  
189 Dread Carefully
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24 *** 3
190 African Head Charge
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26 *** 5
191 Jive Bombing
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24 ** 4
192 Smells Like Fish
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27 ** 1
193 Fish On Heat
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26 ** 2
194 Fish On Heat
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25 ** 1
195 Fish And Chips
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26 3
196 The Good, The Bad And The Dread
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23 * 5
197 Subliminal Seducer
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24 ** 4
198 American Spoon
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22 2
199 Slaprobatics
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24 2
200 System of the Down 26 * 2
  Rhinoceros wall
202 Gobble, Gobble, Yum Yum 19 ** 9
203 The Great NZ Clobbering Machine
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22 4
204 Rhinoceros
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19 ** 21
205 Black Eyed Beauty
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22 4
206 Berlin Wall 26 * 3
  The Happy Hour Wall
208 Stamp Collection
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22 1
  The Red Wall
210 Redgates
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15 * 6
211 Bored of the Rings
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19 ** 10
212 The Red Hand of Ulster 19 1
  Unknown
214 Trust Me 20 1
215 Want Some Candy? 17 1
216 Fraulein Foreskin 23 1
217 Vertebrae 26 1
218 Fellatio 28 1
219 Night in the Dog Box 24 ** 1
220 The Last Fish 25 1
221 Bear Necessitites *
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18 * 1
222 The Mot Boy's one * 18 1
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