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Traditional Lead Climbing Course (Rock Four)


For NZAC Members only.

Maximum of 8 Students - first in first served. 

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2016. 

This is a weekend course at Spur Road in Timaru, open to males and females and designed for those who have lead on bolts outside (sport lead climbed) and wish to progress to traditional (trad) lead climbing (placing gear on lead). You might also be a beginner trad climber or perhaps someone who hasn’t done much climbing in recent times and is looking for a refresher.

The course fee will cover petrol, one nights shared accommodation, equipment and two days quality instruction.

This course will cover equipment, technique, balance and movement on rock, trad lead climbing and placing gear, construction of trad anchors and transition at the anchor station.

This course is not suitable for beginners and at a minimum you must know how to lead belay (without a gri gri) and abseil as these two compulsory requirements will not be taught on this course - NO EXCEPTIONS.

You must be able to provide at a minimum, a harness, rock shoes and prussik’s and the Canterbury / Westland section of the NZAC can provide all other equipment necessary on a first come basis (a gear list will be provided).

Non NZAC members are welcome to apply and a registration form and further details will be sent out at which time, when returning the registration form you must be a current NZAC member and proof of this will be required.

Course Info


Spur Road, Timaru


27 February 2016 - 28 February 2016




Members only $200

If you have registered on this website or are an NZAC member please login first before applying to join this course.

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