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CW Section - Ladies Traditional Lead Climbing Course


Ladies Traditional Lead Climbing Course

Course organiser: Clayton Garbes

This is a weekend course at Rapaki Rock in Christchurch for women only. It is run by qualified female instructors 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).

The course will also be suitable for beginner trad climbers or those who haven’t climbed much recently, and are looking for a refresher.

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

It is not suitable for beginners and at a minimum you must know how to lead belay (without a grigri) 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 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 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] with your full name, phone number, membership details if current and outlining a brief history about yourself, your climbing experience and what you would like to get out of the course.

Course Info


Rapaki Rock, Christchurch


8 December 2018 - 9 December 2018




Members only $150

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