Everybody loves end of year lists, right? Here at NZAC we like to celebrate climbing in all ways, shapes and forms, but every now and then it is good to recognise things at the cutting edge. So here are what I think are the five most impressive bouldering ascents of the year …
Climbing New Zealand held the 2021 Open Bouldering National Championships at Christchurch's Uprising gym on Saturday 11th December. This was the first time this competition has been held outside of the North Island for several years and it was great to see a really strong field of competitors from all around the country enter.
Female climber on steep rock.

By Christina Rivett

Back in March 2019 extreme flooding from a storm had washed away...

Christchurch climber Josh Cornah has made the first ascent of Whalerider (V14), at Flock Hill.
Boulder problem
Only a day after the Olympic climbing fever was peaking and the very first Olympic...
Female competitor on competition boulder problem
With the race for the overall series titles hotting up after Round Two, Saturday saw Round...
American rock climber Daniel Woods earlier this year climbed a lower start into the already...
Competition climber on steep overhanging boulder problem.
Saturday was Christchurch's turn to host a NIBS round and what a round it was...
NIBS Wellington
Round One of NiBS 2021 was hosted this year by Hangdog in Wellington. A shipment of...
A few weeks back young Kapiti Coast climber Oskar Wolff made the first ascent of...
The Summer Send Series is Uprising boulder gym's summer-long bouldering competition, climaxing in a World...