Panama Reserve Rock Climbing

Panama Reserve Rock Climbing

Panama Rock, also known as Kellers Peak, is a trachyte lava dome fed by an obvious feeder dyke. The rock is compact and doesn’t take natural protection well.
On the west side the the climbs listed follow the weaknesses and are reasonably protectable. On the east side the routes are mostly bolted, with some having been retro-bolted. Several recent new routes have not been listed. Type: CragAltitude: 560mAspect: South EastWalk time: 10 minAccess: 

From the Akaroa Summit Road, turn off a kilometre east of the Okains Bay turnoff along Camerons Track. After about 3 km, turn on to Lavericks Ridge Road, and the crag is reached after 2 km. There is a walking track to the east side of the crag, accessed from the saddle overlooking Le Bons Bay.

Josef Langer Charitable Trust

The Josef Langer Charitable Trust (JLCT) was formed as a result of a bequest from the estate of Josef Langer, a European immigrant to New Zealand who had worked as an electronics engineer for Air New Zealand. His two good friends, Simon Mortlock and Oliver Bramer became trustees of his estate and after several field trips and meetings, it was decided that after satisfying Josefs desire to help protect the big cats of Africa (this was done through donations to Orana Park to rebuild the Lion and Tiger enclosures), the remaining funds would be available for projects on the ‘Wildside’ of Banks Peninsula New Zealand. Josef Langer has a passionate interest in natural history. Hence, in 2005, The Josef Langer Charitable Trust was established to support conservation. The JLCT has funds for allocation for the benefit of conservation on Banks Peninsula.