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CW Section - Traditional Lead Climbing Course


For NZAC Members only. Cost $200.

This is a weekend course at Spur Road in Timaru (departing Christchurch 7am Saturday morning), open to males and females over the age of 16 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 accommodation (tenting at a motor camp), equipment and two days quality instruction.  We will also go out for a meal on the Saturday night (you must pay for this yourself).

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. 

There is a limit of 8 students on this course so it will strictly be the first 8 NZAC members who will be guaranteed a spot so don’t miss out !

Please contact Clayton on [email protected] to express an interest, outlining a brief history about yourself, climbing experience and what you would like to get out of the course.  

Course Info


Spur Road, Timaru


4 March 2017 - 5 March 2017




Members only $200

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