Whatever, whoever, wherever—climbing has only two dimensions: difficulty and danger. Don’t believe the hype when people tell you that climbing is about communion, with nature and each other.

By Richard Waldin, President, Climbing New Zealand.

As we head into 2021, it is difficult to put aside the current realities of Covid-19 and

By James Broadbent

The Vertical World is an incredibly diverse one. It’s outdoors and indoors...

Climber bout clouded valley
Climber on loose rubble

I don’t get out enough. I imagine that’s not an uncommon state  of affairs, but...

Woman bouldering

Rach ‘the Mus’ Musgrave is arguably one of New Zealand’s most enduring hard climbers. Despite...

A resin rock climbing hold for indoor walls

‘Aerobics for the 90s’ is how rock climbing was described in a magazine article promoting...

Female climbing in competition with crowd watching.
Cirrus Tan discusses the perceived stigma around competition climbing in New Zealand.
Woman climbing steep rock.

Throwback Thursdays will reproduce features which have appeared in past issues of The Climber magazine...