You just can’t afford to go cheap and nasty when outfitting yourself with outdoor gear. Rock climbing is no exception. It’s all about your safety when you’re way up there - and going even further up. It’s no time to find out the gear you’ve bought can’t be relied on to keep you safe, and that is why we offer you one of the best ranges of high-quality rock climbing gear in NZ. As far as we’re concerned, it’s worth every dollar.
Rock climbing in New Zealand has never been more popular than it is today. We’re lucky that our country boasts so many amazing climbing spots, and this is why Kiwis are flocking to the sport. Our crags, alpine rock and bouldering areas are very accessible and are challenging at all levels: from beginner to highly experienced.
You can enjoy this awesome activity no matter where you are in the North and South islands. There are great areas for climbing just out of Auckland, or you can test yourself on Waikato’s limestone outcrops, as well as the volcanic cliffs of Taupo and the North Island volcanoes. In the South Island, Golden Bay and the West Coast are fantastic regions in which to climb, while the Canterbury region is renowned for its climbing opportunities. Further south, Dunedin, Wanaka, Queenstown and Fiordland all attract avid climbers, and as you can imagine, the climbing is both spectacular and scenic. Let’s not forget that there are indoor rock climbing centres in pretty much every city and large town, so you’re never far away from the action you crave.
If you have been bitten by the climbing bug and want to buy some decent gear that you can depend on, get in touch with us and we’ll sort out a checklist for you. Some of the equipment you will want to invest in might include:
- Good quality climbing shoes that provide perfect fit, grip and comfort
- Climbing ropes
- A lightweight yet durable helmet
- Chalk and chalk bag - essential items!
- Climbing tape
- Climbing cams
- Crash pads
These are just a few of the essential items you need, and we’ll happily discuss what else you may require. Your safety is important to us so we highly recommend you buy the best gear you can afford. Something else you really should invest in is a rock climbing course taken by experienced climbers. This will not only make your climbing safer but much more enjoyable as well because having the right technique makes it easier and less energy-sapping to reach the heights you’re striving for.