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Sport Lead Climbing Course (Rock Two)


For NZAC Members only aged 16 and over. 

Maximum of 8 Students. 

Saturday 12th December (backup for weather Sunday 13th December). 

A course designed for those making the transition from indoor lead climbing to outdoors lead climbing on bolts or those who have participated in an NZAC beginners rock climbing course and know how to lead belay.

This course is not for beginner climbers and as above, you must know how to belay a lead climber as this will not be taught on the course - NO EXCEPTIONS.

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:

  • Technique
  • Equipment and its use
  • Sport Lead climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Construction of sport anchors
  • Transition at the anchor station.

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 Two 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


12 December 2015




Members Only $75

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