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    Throughout the 1970s, the Quarry was the crucible of hard rock climbing in New Zealand. The country's most urban crag, it is still hard to beat as an accessible, compact crag with a high concentration of routes in the mid-20s. This guide covers all of the routes at The Quarry, plus a 'best-of' selection of boulder problems – with full colour photo-topos, a route and problem index and all the extra information you need for climbing and access.

    For the latest Access information click here

    Forum for ongoing work, conditions, etc : Auckland Grammar School Rock Wall

    The original 'Quarry Climbs' guide was written by Michael Welson, Richard Thomson and Rick McGregor. For this 2010 revised edition, special thanks are due to contributors Tony Ward-Holmes, Peter Cammell and Charlie Chreese.

    UPDATED May 2010. Download an updated version of 'Quarry Climbs' below. There are now two format options, either an A4 print quality booklet, or a web-version. We've also made a number of changes/updates, including:

    • various typos corrected
    • changed description for Koruba to have 3 bolts (page 9)
    • corrected first ascent dates for Bodysnatcher, Sweat and Chasing After Charlie
    • adjusted topos for Supergroove and Sneakeasy/Wild Gravity
    • route added on Short Side topo (page 26)
    • changed descriptions on direct variants to list the total number of bolts needed to climb the entire route

    Any contributions to future updates are welcome, please contact climber [at] alpineclub [dot] org [dot] nz

    While this download is free, we ask that a donation be considered. This would go towards helping us to fund the work required, ensuring this information base continues to grow.

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    Avalanche Awareness in the New Zealand Backcountry is the first avalanche handbook created specifically for New Zealand's unique weather and snowpack conditions.

    Published: 2nd edition 2013
    Author: Penny Goddard

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    This comprehensive guide covers the ranges between the Haast Pass and Mount Cook. The valleys covered include the Hopkins and Huxley, the Landsborough, and other West Coast valleys north of Haast Pass. 

    Published: 2nd edition 2002
    Author: Ross Cullen

  • $50.00

    Twenty eight years after the original hard man of New Zealand climbing was killed in the Himalaya, the story of this legendary mountaineer has been recorded in a book.

    The New Zealand Alpine Club is proud to support this biography of Bill Denz. Running to nearly 300 pages, with over 100 images and a Foreward from Greg Child, Bold Beyond Belief is the story about a kiwi climber whose attitude, passion, drive and vision is unique in the 150 year history of New Zealand Mountaineering.

    Book review The Climber #78

    The 2011 1st edition sold out last year so Paul has printed a limited 2nd edition which features new input from overseas climbers plus a few updates and edits.  

    Published: 2nd edition 2013 
    Author: Paul Maxim

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    The Cleddau Valley is New Zealand's premier sport climbing destination, situated deep in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, renowned for housing Milford Sound and a contender for one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. The Cleddau now also houses the new wonders and delights of the New Zealand crag climbing world. This 33 page, colour guide covers the three major crags in the valley: The Chasm, Babylon and Little Babylon.

    Published: 1st November 2009
    Authors: Craig Jefferies and Kester Brown

    Available to purchase as a downloadable PDF of just under 60MB. You will be able to access the file via a 7-day only link, active once payment is received. Downloads are available immediately if paid for by credit card. Manual orders are processed during normal office hours.

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    Pack It Out - Leave No Trace = Keep New Zealand clean and green

    Additional bags for use in Poo Pots. All natural, biodegradable compostable cornstarch bags 56cm x 43cm. Sold as a pack of 6.

    Please see the following DOC PDF on instructions for use:
    Poo Pot Instructions (PDF 547kb)

    Note: also available from the DOC Visitor Centres, Manners St, Wellington and Mount Cook National Park

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    In 1975, Wanda Alice Margaret Hall (1912 - 2005), the widow of the late David Oswald William Hall (1909 -1971), set aside $2000 in trust to ‘provide financial assistance for the publication of alpine literature’. The first recipient of this fund was Hugh Wilson, towards the publication of Field Guide; Wild Plants of Mount Cook National Park in 1978.

    Since then, the DOW Hall Fund has helped support the publication of many other books. The fund is replenished with donations from those who wish to encourage others with a passion for our mountain environment to record their knowledge and experiences in print.

    Past recipients of the DOW Hall Fund

    Chris Maclean, John Pascoe (Craig Potton Publishing, 2003)

    Norman Hardie, On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer (Canterbury University Press, 2006)

    Pat Deavoll, Wind From a Distant Summit (Craig Potton Publishing, 2011) 

    Graham Langton, Summits and Shadows: Jack Clarke and New Zealand Mountaineering (Steele Roberts, 2011) 

    Paul Maxim, Bold Beyond Belief: Bill Denz; New Zealand’s Mountain Warrior (Maxim Books, 2011) Buy online

    John Wilson, Joy of the Mountains, a climber's life John Harrison 1932-1966 (Anne McGregor, 2012) Buy online

    Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint, Shelter from the Storm, the story of backcountry huts in New Zealand (Craig Potton Publishing 2012) Buy online

    Brian Wilkins, Among Secret Beauties: a memoir of mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas (Otago University Press 2013) Buy online

    Grants awarded - upcoming publications

    Jura Laurence Fearnley, Lydia Bradey: A First on Everest (tba)


    On My Own Two Feet John Pascoe Wind From a Distant Summit Summits and Shadows Bold Beyond Belief

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    Dr Ebenezer Teichelmann was born in South Australia to German and Scottish parents. He emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 38 with his wife Mary, arriving in Hokitika 11 February 1897. Ebenezer was a pioneer NZ mountaineer, explorer, surgeon, photographer and conservationist. He recorded 26 first ascents of mountains and seven first ascents, or crossings, of passes, cols, or saddles. He held the position of President of the NZAC in 1936 and was elected to Life Membership, a year before he passed away in 1938.

    Published: 1st edition 2004 (reprinted with corrections)
    Author: Bob McKerrow

    SOLD OUT - $30 + p&p COPIES CAN BE OBTAINED DIRECT FROM THE AUTHOR: bob [dot] mckerrow [at] gmail [dot] com (Bob McKerrow) 

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     Deavoll and FowlieKoh-e-Rank 2012: Deavoll and FowlieSir Edmund Hillary stated, at the end of his Presidency of the NZAC in 1967: "To retain its vitality the Club must actively encourage the spirit of adventure amongst its members - persuade them according to their capabilities to seek out new routes, new peaks, new places to explore; support them wholeheartedly in overseas expeditions; devote time and effort to improving their skills and their techniques."

    The Expedition Capital Fund is financed directly from donations. It was created to build up a long-term fund base that would, in itself, generate income from interest to ensure ongoing capital for Expedition Grants into the future. If you would like to find out how to become a valued member of our Capital Fund Supporters Team, please contact Sam Newton, General Manager.

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    Fitz Roy Range [photo by Kester Brown]Fitz Roy Range [photo by Kester Brown]Sir Edmund Hillary stated, at the end of his Presidency of the NZAC in 1967: "To retain its vitality the Club must actively encourage the spirit of adventure amongst its members - persuade them according to their capabilities to seek out new routes, new peaks, new places to explore; support them wholeheartedly in overseas expeditions; devote time and effort to improving their skills and their techniques."

    For those going on an overseas trip with defined and significant mountaineering objectives, the Club may be able to make a grant from the Club's Expedition Fund to help meet expenses.

    The Expedition Fund is financed directly from donations. If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

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