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Canterbury Westland Traditional Lead Climbing Course (Rock Four)


For NZAC Members only. Cost $150.00

Maximum of 8 Students - first in first served. Don't miss out! 

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2018. 

This is a weekend course at Rapaki Rock on the Port Hills of Christchurch, 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.

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, 1.25m length of prussic cord 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.

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


Rapaki Rock Port Hills


10 February 2018 - 11 February 2018




Members only $150

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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