Flock Hill




The Flock Hill climbing area is similar to Castle Hill in many respects, not so surprising when you consider it's just down the road.  All climbs are within a short walking distance and the location is comprised of three climbing and bouldering areas. The areas are:

bulletFlock Hill
bulletDry Valley
bulletCave Stream
bulletCliff Heights - up to about 8m
bulletRock Type - limestone
bulletProtection - Natural and Fixed (Bolts)
bulletGuide Book - South Island Rock


After driving to Castle Hill Village (about a 1 hour drive from Christchurch along State Highway 73) continue past the bridge and then a further 1 km or so  before parking on the right, just after the bend in the road. You MUST obtain permission from the owners or farm manager (Mr Nick Kirk) prior to entering the property, the phone number is (03) 318 8195.


Flock Hill

bulletRoutes - over 30
bulletGrades - 16 to 24

Dry Valley

bulletRoutes - about 30
bulletGrades - 16 to 28

Cave Stream

Visibility from the road the the short walking distance make this a popular area for visitors to the area.

bulletRoutes - about 15
bulletGrades - 12 to 25

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