NZ North Island Road Trip
Thinking about a Tasman-Bubble climbing trip around the North Island of NZ but don’t know where to start? No problem, Tom Hoyle has all the good oil.
(Note since this piece was originally published Mt Eden quarry, Castle Rock and Whanganui Bay has been closed to climbers.)
When I first started climbing while at university back in 2002, one of the most appealing aspects about adopting the climbing lifestyle was the prospect of the climbing road trip. It wasn’t just the climbing that appealed, though going to new crags and seeing what they have to offer remains a source of great climbing pleasure for me. It was more than that, there was something about piling together a haphazard array of gear, food and companions and throwing yourself at the mercy of St. Christopher that was of great appeal, a romantic sense of Beat Generation recklessness and freedom, the idea that anything might happen and everyone was up for the adventure. Admittedly, thes.... Continue Reading at Vertical Life Mag