Rock Climbing in Poison Creek, Wanaka, Otago New Zealand

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Wanaka is a small town in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, situated on the south side of Lake Wanaka.

The town is surrounded by the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Crown Range, Haast Pass, Roys Peak and Pisa Range and is close to Mount Aspiring National Park (World Heritage Area). Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be continental, with fairly warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 25°C/77°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.

Poison Creek (a few kilometers outside Wanaka) is the perfect destination for rock climbing lovers, offering a great number of routes. The rock is metamorphic with many natural lines and climbs. Some of the climbing routes are: Scottish Angst, Scimitar, Parental Guidance, Cardinal Movements and DIYDNA. 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%.

Note: Grades: 13-20.