|We went to Westhaven to check out the boulder field. As it was a bit rainy, we also went for a walk up Sandhills Creek (where there are some existing routes). We were seriously blown away by the potential of the undeveloped cliffs - some of the most impressive pieces of rock I've seen in NZ.
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|This little buttress is part of the developed area. There is one route on this.... but has potential for some more. The rock is quite like Thailand - solid and covered with amazing feature.||Just around the corner you come to the cliffs that have not been developed yet. This wall is 20 -30 high. The yellow stuff is probably featured, solid Thailand-like rock, rather than choss.|
|Another wall a bit further up valley (one of many).....||Further up valley is this fantastic cliff. Probably 30-50m high. An awkward feature of a lot of the cliffs is that they have a big overhang at the bottom (nothing that a truckload of bolts can't fix)!|
|Left side of this cliff.||Right side of the cliff. Just check out that arete!!|