2 Day Trad Climbing -Natural & Placed Protection November 28, 2020

This is a two-day outdoor trad climbing course.

Placing gear on trad climbing course
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.


Where do you deliver the trad climbing courses?

The trad climbing courses are delivered at two of Christchurch’s best trad climbing locations, Rapaki rock & Gibraltar rock. We meet at the Sign of the Kiwi cafe at the top of Dyers Pass road on top of the Port Hills (20 mins from the city center).


Gear & equipment

All trad climbing gear and equipment is provided for this course. if you have your own or can borrow the gear that you will most likely end up climbing on we recommend that you bring it along. We will send you a full gear list once you have completed your booking.


How many people will be on my course?

We believe this type of training is better when the group size is small. Our Trad climbing courses run at a maximum group size of 4 clients to 1 instructor.


Traveling from out of town?

Most people travel to attend our trad climbing courses and we like to make it easy. We offer a free pick up service from all of the city center hotels & backpackers and we’ll even drop you back at the airport if you flying out after the course.


“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 

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


Course content

Trad climbing course
Climbing at Gibraltar rock

Using natural protection

  • Trees
  • Boulders
  • Threads
  • Horns


Using placed protection

  • Nuts
  • Cams,
  • Hexes
  • Tri-cams


Anchor systems

Custom training course
Custom rock climbing course
  • Natural and placed protection anchors
  • linking systems
  • multi-directional anchors


Course Highlights


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

*Minimum 2 people needed to run a course

Course booking form

Participant Details

Participant details

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Course cost

Course Cost: $ NZD

You can choose to complete your booking using Credit/Debit Card (via Paypal - PayPal account is not required), or by using your Paypal account. If you would like to make payment by Internet Banking or request an invoice please contact us in advance.
* PayPal charges a 3.5% processing fee.


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Other Details


Contact us at
+64 3 329 9076

Other Course Dates

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Course Timing

9:00am to 4:00pm