Trad Climbing Course

This is a two day outdoor trad climbing course.

The focus of this course is using natural (trees, boulders etc )and placed protection (Cam’s, nuts, hexes, etc) as runners and anchors. This is a popular course for people with some climbing experience and would like to have a go at climbing using placed protection. You do not need to be climbing at a high grade to go trad climbing.

This course is also suitable for people working towards a NZOIA Rock1 or NZOIA Rock2  awards.


  • All gear can be hired for this course, please let us know at time of booking if you would like to hire anything.




Course Locations

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Trad climbing at Mt Somers, New Zealand


This course is currently being delivered in the following  locations:

  • Christchurch city (Port Hills)

If you would like this course to run in an area near you that is not listed above please get in touch with our office and we probably make this happen.





Course Highlights

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Trad climbing in Wanaka


  • Using natural protection (trees, boulders etc)
  • Using Placed protection (Nuts, Cams, Hexes, etc)
  • Natural and placed protection anchors
  • Prussiking up ropes
  • Self rescue



When is the next course?


Visit our COURSE CALENDAR for course dates and prices


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“The course content & place was fantastic. Appreciate the individualized considerations and recommendations as the course progressed”- David Lee

“Great instruction, very through, so much knowledge yet relaxed” – Lucy 

“Great course, really fun + I feel confident and safe to go out and lead some trad” – Toby Scott

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