/ Climbing in New Zealand

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Sazzlecymru - on 04 Sep 2013
Does anyone know of any websites which are a good (and reliable) source of info on New Zealand rock climbing?
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frqnt - on 04 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:
Operated by the NZAC; beta http://climbnz.org.nz/ & forums http://climber.co.nz/forum
derryclimbs - on 04 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:

freeclimb.co.nz gives some good free topos on central north island crags.
disturbed_one51 - on 04 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:
Unfortuately internet information is limited at best. The websites aready mentions have some information. in the deep south some of the crags/areas have their own facebook pages (i.e Dunedin and castedowns crag) which have a couple of topos of new routes.

A fairly good overview article was done by fiend a few years ago http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=24

In terms of other information sources just asking people on UKC is quite useful as you often get a reply compared to the NZ forums and you can gleam a lot of useful information albeit with lots of opinions too.
Guidebooks are variable depending on the area as a lot are out of print. some areas have locals guides available which are fairly good - wanaka, paynes ford and castle hill are good examples. The new queenstown guide is out later this month which will be good as trying to find an old guide or information over the past year has been like trying to find fairy dust.
damowilk on 05 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:
softrock.co.nz is good for Arthurs pass climbing and mountaineering.
madam - on 05 Sep 2013
Rampikino - on 05 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:

In addition, a really good site to central north island is:

www.freeclimb.co.nz

free guides
Dawlish - on 05 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru: Just got back this week from 3 weeks climbing in and around Christchurch. Stay away from the Port Hills area, the Earth quake did some real damage to these crags and most have A LOT of lose rock. Also quite a lot of the roads up in the Port Hills are still closed, because of rock falls. Email the local climbing wall - I found all the staff at the ROXX wall to be most help full, with advice on the local climbing.
KiwiPrincess - on 06 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:
put a bit more info on where you will be travelling, what time of year, weather you have a partner or will be looking for People en route to narrow down what people can help you with
buffalo606 - on 06 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru:

The guys who run this club are amazing! http://www.queenstownclimbing.com
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Ceridwen on 08 Sep 2013
In reply to Sazzlecymru: Rock Delux is a good overview of South Island climbing, it's old, so a bit out of date, but still the best one that covers the whole area and fairly user friendly. You can't buy it here in NZ but apparently you can buy it on Amazon!?

Drop me a message nearer the time for Dunedin, Darrens, wanaka or Qtown and surrounds, will be out and about most weekends.

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