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Trip Report – Wanaka Climbing Meet

By: Sarah O’Neil

Source: Southland Section Newsletter (Dec 2017)

Over 2 & 3rd December fifteen or so climbers from the Southland Section headed to Wanaka for the first weekend of summer. Saturday was cracker, with some climbers heading to Riverside for a swim to cool off in the afternoon. There was a wide range of ages and skills at the meet with the youngest climber – Issy (11) completing her first rappel, and others doing their first outdoor lead climbs. After a hard days climbing an evening barbeque was held at the Glendhu Bay Motor Camp lodge, a few beers and games made for an entertaining evening.

On Sunday everyone headed to make the most of the cooler morning and by lunch-time climbers could be found in the river again. A bit of wet bouldering ensued. After finishing off the weekend at the Bakehouse, and Little Big Wall everyone headed home.

Thanks to Erin Noonan for organising a great meet.

Posted: 22/03/18

Posted By: Narina Sutherland