Altitude 611m a.s.l
A newly developing area of compact limestone, with both single pitch and multi-pitch routes.
Good topo here.
The Fyfe River Gorge is located in the South Eastern Corner of the Kahurangi National Park. If driving from the north on SH6, turn onto Owen River East Road. Drive up this for 11.5km until you cross a bridge and through a gate with emergency number 1157. A white farmhouse is on the left, take the 2nd left and left again when facing a large DoC "Mt Owen" sign. You can park under the trees before the ford or continue on following the orange arrows across the paddocks, through 3 gates until you meet the river, and another ford (unpassable by car). Park here off to the side.
The approach to the climbing is intense, especially with large packs, if wet, or if the river is in flood. For the best approach guidelines please see the PDF guide.
Please take note of the following points:
- Read the Fyfe River Gorge code of conduct before visiting, available on the facebook page or on the NZAC website
- Drive very slowly past the farm, with the music off
- Leave all gates as you found them
- Don't mess up the fields, especially after wet spells
- Take all rubbish out with you
- Take a poo pot, or bury toilet waste well away from crags and waterways, pack out toilet paper
- No dogs
- Pack a solid 1st aid kit
- Look after yourselves, rescue from the gorge would be very tricky indeed
- Have fun!
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