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Canterbury/Westland Section - Sport Lead Climbing Course (Rock Two)


Saturday November 25th ( back up for weather Sunday 26th ).

A course designed for those making the transition from indoor or outdoor top rope climbing, looking to learn how to lead on bolts. 

This course IS NOT a complete beginners rock climbing course. Lead belaying (not with a gri gri) would be an advantage but some lead belaying will also be taught or refreshed for those needing it.

This will be a full day course on the Port Hills of Christchurch under the tuition of qualified volunteer instructors and a cost of $50 for current NZAC members only, aged 16 upwards.

The course will cover the following only:

Balance and movement on rock.

Placing gear.

Lead belaying.

Sport lead climbing.

Setting up sport anchors.

Transition at the anchor station.



Course equipment required as follows:

Harness ( please provide yourself ).

Rock shoes ( please provide yourself ).

Prussic – 1.25m total untied length, 6mm and small locking biner ( please provide ).

Climbing helmet ( not a kayak or bike helmet ).

Belay device (not a gri gri) and screw gate carabiner (HMS or Pear Shaped).

Safety chain or anchor chain and extra screw gate carabiner.

You must have at a minimum, your own harness, rock shoes and prussic and small locking carabiner with the C/W section able to provide all other equipment on the list if requested but this is in limited supply and on a first come basis so we encourage you all to source as much equipment as possible.

Upon your first contact please provide your full name , address, NZAC members details and phone number and a brief bio on your climbing ability. A registration form, gear list and bank details for payment will then be sent if there are still spaces available (there is a maximum of 8 spots only for this course).

You must also be available for the back up day in case weather postpones the original day and a full refund will only be given if you have to withdraw, if we are able to find a replacement in time for your spot.

Please contact Clayton on [email protected] 

Course Info


Port Hills


25 November 2017




Members / Students $50

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