Mt Bradley, Bank's Peninsula

Mt Bradley (850m) and Lyttleton Harbour. The flat summit of Mt Bradley is ringed by bluffs which include a region of large hexagonal columns which rock climbers sometimes climb on (only those that can walk 6km from their cars and climb 700m - there aren't many of them). There are also some prominent radial dykes near the Pack Horse hut west of Mt Bradley. However, more accessible rock climbing can be found on the Port Hills (on the other side of the harbour). There are many popular sites along the "crater rim" walkway. These offer good rock with the city, plains and Alps for a backdrop. Mt Bradley is great for scrambling and getting fit as there are many steep ways up!

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