Climbs 340
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 39m a.s.l
Faces N

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Danny big pipe onsighting a high and sketchy 7a(+?) in Hampi. © tkp

Crag features

Paynes Ford caters for 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, good swimming holes and above water bouldering for when it gets hot plus all the other activities and distractions that Golden Bay has...coffee, sun, sea, surf, mountain biking, tramping, kayaking and of course some of NZ's best caving on Takaka Hill.

The coastal cliffs of the Pohara area offer a different style and environment to the climbing at Paynes itself. There are more moderate climbs, the rock tends to have flat, positive, small edges, and routes are longer - up to 30m. Most cliffs are north-facing, thus in the sun until early afternoon. Pohara rock dries quickly.

Good topo here.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Shagadelic Buttress
  Count Duckular Wall
  Huntley and Palmers Wafer
4 It Is What It Is * 20 1
5 All I Ever Wanted Was Dialysis * 22 * 1
6 Neptune's Gift
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21 * 2
7 Go Side On * 23 * 1
8 Concrete Rain * 21 1
  Cathedral Rock
10 Joe Dirt * 15 * 2
11 Stairway Of The Gods
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17 ** 26
12 Ambrosia
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18 ** 26
13 Stella Blue
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19 ** 16
14 Black Marigolds *
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17 * 4
15 Tales From The Sea
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15 * 20
16 Something Wicked
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18 * 14
17 White Pointer
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16 * 13
18 Gecko Crack
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17 * 9
  Cosmic Wunder Krunch Wall
20 The Jagged Edge 18 6
21 Bullseye
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15 * 8
22 Hello Ground
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15 6
23 Hannahlujah
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16 * 6
24 Before the Rain
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12 * 3
25 Organic Cocoa Nibs *
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17 2
  Deep Throat
27 Fate Smiled
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17 1
28 Destiny Laughed
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20 1
Climb name Grade
29 From Mystery into Mystery *
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20  
30 Andy's Pants 17 1
31 Bender 22 1
  Dr Livingstone Wall
33 Teaching Aliens to speak English
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15 11
34 Shooting Star
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18 9
35 Making Tracks
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19 7
  Ship of Fools
37 Mizzen Mast
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19  
  Games Room
  Trench Town
  Seagrass Wall
41 Guardian Angel 19 8
42 Shotgun Therapy
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21 * 7
43 Hymenicegirl
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20 * 8
44 X Factor 19 * 5
45 R for Roger
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15 6
46 Unzip a Banana
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15 * 17
47 Yoghurt On Yer Tackle
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16 19
48 Hair on a G-String
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17 * 24
49 Woosh
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17 * 19
50 Thrust
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16 * 18
51 Suck on This 17 ** 5
52 Hi, Big Boy
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16 * 17
53 Up Against the Wall M.F.
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17 * 14
54 Some Like it Hot
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15 * 11
55 Curiosity * 17 2
56 Pussy Dancing * 16 5
Climb name Grade
57 Franklin's Tower
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16 * 31
58 Ruby Tuesday
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17 * 5
59 Hummingbird
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17 * 4
60 Sweet Jane
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16 * 5
61 Are you pleased to see me is that a pick axe in your pocket? *
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15 * 1
  Why Wall
63 As Good As It Gets 21 *** 5
64 Why? 25 ** 1
65 Why Not? 26 1
66 Animated Suspension 26 2
  Bo Peep Slab
68 Status Anxiety 18 * 12
69 Coup de Grace 21 ** 11
70 Vexatious Litigant 21 ** 15
71 Flexestentialism 22 ** 13
72 Red Tape
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25 3
73 Supercharger * 23 * 4
  Twilight Zone
75 Big Legs Tight Skirt 19 ** 2
76 Snatch
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26 1
77 Clunge * 27 * 1
78 Ode to the Muffin Man * 22 1
79 Log-a-Rhythm *
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13 1
80 'Log-in-head *
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15 1
81 Quicksilver *
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14 * 2
82 Chastity Belt *
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16 1
83 Space Cadet *
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17 1
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