Climbing

The majority of climbing is on the King’s estate and access is a privilege granted by the King’s Office, not a right. An access arrangement has been negotiated but could be withdrawn at any time by the King’s Office.

Before climbing on ‘Eua, all climbers must register at Ovava Tree Lodge. During registration climbers must agree to the Disclaimer and the Climber’s Code of Conduct.

There is a T$20 climbers registration fee and an admin fee of T$5. This is a one off payment per trip.

Our Story – the ‘Climb Eua’ Film

Australian film maker Brett Williams tells our story well in his new 18 minute film.

Locations
The main climbing area is on the King’s estate at Fangatave Beach, at the north-eastern end of the island. While there is potential for climbing at Olu, Houmatahi and Laku’fanga, access to these locations has not yet been established.

Fangatave: To access the crag get dropped off at the water tanks, then walk north across farm land, closing two gates behind you, to locate the beach track which starts at the north end of the cliff line (15 mins). Descend the rough track to the beach then wander back south towards the cliffs. About 50 metres after the sand ends some fishing buoys can be seen hanging on the rock, marking the start of the access route up to the crag (20 mins). Scramble
up the rock terrace and follow the buoys through a cave and forest to the crag (10 mins from beach). The point at which you arrive at the crag is known as the “Whale Wall”.
Currently around 24 pitches have been bolted varying in length from 15-30m,
the majority of routes are two pitches and graded from 16 to 24.

Guide book

Click here to download the Tongan Rock guide book.

For specific questions please email kakamakaeua@gmail.com.

Bolts and anchors

All bolts are titanium 110mm x 10mm glue in P-style ring bolts. The resin used in 2016 and 2017 was Hilti HIT-HY 200 R.

Donations

We are happy to accept donation to NZ bank account 12 3153 0121544