- ABOUT THE SPOT
Rock Climbing in Wye Creek, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
Wye Creek (9 mi/15 km south of Queenstown) is the perfect destination for rock climbing lovers. The rock is schist with many natural lines and climbs of up to 164 ft/50 m.
Wye Creek has more than 90 routes on both sides. Some of the climbing sections are: Black Wall, Proud Monkey Roof, Liver Abuse Butress and the Main Wall. Experience the ultimate adventure and feel the thrill of climbing using metal rungs, learn how to handle the ropes and dedicate your mind and body 100%.