Already a Climber?

Push yourself mentally and physically or take your skills to the next level.

Learn to lead, multi-pitch or trad climb with our passionate instructors.

Or relax and let our experienced guides show you the best routes. Explore the Wanaka classics or further afield, from the lofty backdrop of Aoraki Mt Cook and accessible alpine rock of The Remarkables to multi-pitch classics at Chinaman’s Bluff.

Guided climbing & private trips

Our Wanaka guided rock climbing trips are custom designed especially for you, giving you the trip YOU want. We show you the best routes and develop your skills to the next level.

Whether you want to experience the best of Wanaka rock, would rather a personal guide or if you are an experienced climber but didn’t bring a climbing partner or your gear with you; our team will be happy to show you the best routes suited to your ability and objectives.

This is also the best option for those who want to fast-track their skills as we can custom build it just for you to include any or all of the other trips we offer.

  • full, 1/2 and multi day trips
  • custom trips
  • private (one person)
  • private (your group only)
  • equipment provided – if necessary
  • relaxed
  • amazing scenery

This is a fantastic way for two friends with different skills levels to get the most out of a trip.

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Lead Climbing

Push yourself mentally and physically by learning to lead climb in New Zealand’s premier (and most scenic) sport climbing venue.

This course teaches the essentials for leading bolted sport routes. It is also a must do for people who have learnt from a friend, but want to check they are using good and safe techniques.

We keep our ratios small (1:4 max), so the course is tailored to you. If you have lead climbed before, our instructors will check what you already know. Don’t worry if you don’t have any equipment –  we provide all equipment necessary, however you are welcome to use your own if you have it, so you can learn to use your own equipment in safety.

This course covers;

  • Lead belaying
  • Quickdraw/runner placement – how to correctly place the quickdraw on your harness and the rock
  • Clipping methods – efficient ways of clipping the rope into the quickdraw
  • Safety considerations – when to clip, spotting, rope management, buddy checks

We also offer an advanced lead climbing course, where your prior skills are built on, with topics including safe rope changeovers and self-protected abseiling.

Half Day: 
$299 one person, $399 Two people

Full Day
$499 one person, $619 two people

Multi Pitch

When one pitch just isn’t enough, multi-pitch climbing unlocks new climbing potential and endless terrain. For those who want to go further, multi-pitching is a true climbing journey that will extend your skills and climbing repertoire.

When multi-pitch climbing you are climbing the longest climbs, giving that feeling of being miles above the ground and incredible views to match.

On our guided multi-pitch experience, your guide will lead you up through the pitches allowing you climb multiple rope lengths up for the feeling of maximum exposure. At the top, your hard work is rewarded with incredible vistas below and a massive free-hanging abseil down. With stunning scenery this is a must do experience for climbers  who are competent seconding.

We have small guide to client ratios 1:2 max.

On the half day trip you will climb the iconic Little Big Wall – one of Wanaka’s best known multi-pitch climbs. ‘Turn on, Tune in, Drop out’, Grade 16 (5.8/5a), is an adventurous climb with incredible views and varied pitches.

The full day trip will see you begin with a climb of Little Big Wall.  Then, after lunch, you can either climb it again, this time leading the pitches and making safe changeovers under the watchful eye of your guide, or explore some of the other multipitch climbs nearby.

We also run a Multi Pitch Course where you can learn the skills required to multi-pitch safely. Learn about anchors, top belaying and self-protected abseiling, with the option of learning some basic rescue techniques that multi-pitch climbers may one day need to know (although we all hope never to use them!)

Half day multi-pitch climb
$299 one person, $399 two people

Full day multi-pitch climb
$499 one person, $619 two people

Trad Climbing

Ever wondered about climbing where there are no bolts? The answer is Trad Climbing.

This involves placing equipment (protection) into cracks and holes in the rock while you climb, the 2nd climber then removers the equipment.

Although each of our courses are tailored to the participants,  a certain level of rock climbing experience is required before attending this course. Covering placing and removing equipment such as camping devices and wires or nuts, how to extend runners, the process of belay from the top including setting up anchors, Wanaka is known as a sport climbing (climbing on bolts) destination this results in the climbs that are left as trad climbs being great climbs with easy to place protection on them.

Half Day: 
$299 one person, $399 Two people

Full Day
$499 one person, $619 two people