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Trip Report – Granite Gem

By: Jimmy Finlayson

The Borland Valley is fast becoming a serious destination for rock climbers. Borland provides quality climbing that ranks up there with the best rock climbing destinations in New Zealand. Its superb granite buttresses provide with a variety of routes on quality rock.

With ongoing development from Steve Skelton and a few others the number of lines is slowly increasing. New lines put up this year included: Equilibrium (18) (put up by Steve Skelton and Ben Dare) and a second pitch to Furry Little Critters (20,18) equipped by myself and Pete O’Neill.

Posted: 20/05/16

Posted By: Narina Sutherland