The Slide

Name

The Slide

Location

Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Hard, smooth clay chute straight down a steep hillside.

Grade

Advanced

Access

Closed due to logging!

Description

***** THIS TRACK IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE LOGGING OPERATION (STARTED EARLY 2013) AND IS LIKELY TO BE DESTROYED ***** .................. .................. .................. ................... ................... For those who like flying uncontrollably down a ridiculously steep track towards mature pine trees, The Slide is the place to be.

Throw in a track surface that â€" particularly on the bottom half â€" consists mostly of smooth, hard-packed clay, with a layer of pine needles providing the only traction, and what more could you ask for?

Although The Slide and Danzig start and end at the same altitude, The Slide is much, much steeper because it goes essentially straight down the hill. Excluding a couple of flattish bits, the chutes are at a grade of 30%+. Overall, the track drops almost 200m over a length of less that 900m.

But seriously â€" this is a track for dry weather only.

Getting there

The Slide runs roughly parallel to Danzig, typically being 30-50m north except where they cross towards the bottom. Entrance is 10m north of Danzig on OCR Belmont. Exit is 60m south of Danzig on Bridleway - Horse Trail.

Other notes

**** THIS TRACK IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE LOGGING OPERATION (STARTED EARLY 2013) AND IS LIKELY TO BE DESTROYED *****

Length

0.86km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

22 Mar 2013 by Paul

Created by

Ian

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