1 day Intro to Rock Climbing

This is a one day outdoor rock climbing course

Learn to rock climb
Rock climbing course

1 day Outdoor rock climbing course overview


This is a one-day introductory outdoor rock climbing course delivered at one of Christchurch’s premier climbing areas (the two-day rock climbing and abseiling course will be held at a different crag/climbing area each day)

In this course, we will introduce you to the world of outdoor top-rope rock climbing. We will look at personal safety, good belay techniques, and communication.

This is a popular course for those who have limited rock climbing experience and would like to get some professional guidance. This course is appropriate for people that have little or no experience and would just like to give it a go.


Rock Climbing Course location

This course is delivered in Christchurch. The meeting location is at the end of Albert terrace in St Martins, Christchurch. From the road end, the climbing area is just 5 mins walk.



Lots of people travel to attend our courses and we like to make it easy. Transport could be tricky to organise if your flying or coming from out of town. Talk to one of our friendly team about our pick-up/drop off service.




This courses run from monthly from October to April, visit our Course Calendar for course dates and bookings.




PRICE: $229.00*




“Amazing weekend climbing! awesome instructor, thanks heaps!” – David Oakes, Nelson

“From the perspective of a virtual novice. Allan [the instructor]  explained everything very well. Good mix of technical and practical learning. I feel I have a good grounding to move to the next level and it was good fun” – Pru Stevens, Christchurch


What’s covered in this Rock climbing course


Climbing Skills

  • Lots of opportunities to climb
  • Basic climbing movement
  • Tieing into the rope

Climbing Equipment

  • Introductory to common climbing equipment
  • Care and maintenance
  • Ratings and UIAA standards

Choosing a climb

  • Reading climbing guidebook
  • Understanding the NZ rock grading system

Belay skills

  • Belaying a top rope climber
  • Back up belaying

Climbing safety

  • Safety at the crag
  • Learn to climbClimbing calls
  • Safety checks




Nothing, we have everything available to hire if you don’t own climbing gear, easy as.

If you planning on bringing your own gear or borrowing from a friend, here’s an idea of what to bring (We’ll send a full gear list upon booking ).

  • Climbing helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay/abseil device (ATC)
  • Climbing shoes or snug fitting sports shoes


We recommend holding off on purchasing any new climbing gear until after the course (except climbing shoes).  Why not buy new stuff? so you can optimism on your instructors’ knowledge and recommendations.




Rock climbing and abseiling courses run from October to May.  visit our Course Calendar for scheduled course dates. Private training & Custom courses can be created on alternative dates by request.


PRICE: $229.00*




*Advertised price is the early bird discounted price.



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