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Beginners Rock Climbing Course (Rock One)


For NZAC Members only aged 16 and over. 

Maximum of 8 Students. 

Saturday 21st November (backup for weather Sunday 22nd November). 

A course designed for those making the transition from indoor climbing to outside or beginner climbers. 

This will be a full days instruction on the Port Hills in Christchurch and the cost is $75. 

The course will cover the following only:

  • Balance and movement on rock.
  • Safe belaying. 
  • Top rope climbing.
  • Abseiling.
  • Equipment and its use.

Course equipment required as follows: 

  • Harness. 
  • Rock Shoes.
  • Prussik's x three (one short, medium and long). 
  • Climbing helmet (not a kayak or bike helmet). 
  • Belay device and HMS or Pear shaped screwgate carabiner. 
  • Safety chain / daisy chain and second screwgate carabiner. 

You must have at a minimum, your own harness, rock shoes and prussik's (Bivouac Tower Junction can help you with these and the sizes required). The Canterbury / Westland section can provide all other equipment on the list but this is in limited supply and available on a first come basis so you may have to source your own equipment if we don't have enough to go around. 

Upon your first contact please provide the following information to get a reply (This will reduce the amount of email tag that the volunteers have to do):

  1. Full name. 
  2. Address. 
  3. Phone number. 
  4. NZAC Members number. 

A registration form, full gear list and the bank account details to pay the course fee will then be emailed out and if not a current NZAC member when first applying, you must be a fully paid up member when returning the registration form - NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Please read through all the requirements then contact Clayton on [email protected]Please add the subject line 'Rock One Course'. 

As mentioned, there is a maximum of 8 students only although so we do not have a cut off date these courses usually full at least two weeks before the start date so don't miss out !

PLEASE NOTE - a refund is not guaranteed if you have to withdraw without good reason and enough time for your spot to be filled.

Course Info


Port Hills


21 November 2015




Members Only $75

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