A range of guided rock climbing and instruction activities. Skill development for all experience levels in sport, traditional and multi-pitch climbing techniques. Venues include accessible local Wānaka crags, the multi-pitch crags and alpine rock of the Southern Lakes region, Mount Aspiring National Park, and the Darran mountains of Fiordland National Park.
Wānaka Rock Climbing
Hospital Flat, is an area that boasts thousands of established climbs throughout the grade range. It is just 20 minutes drive of Wānaka town centre. Set in the beautiful idyllic setting of the Matukituki Valley, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. A variety of rock walls provide year-round climbing.
Southern Lakes Alpine Rock Climbing
The Southern Lakes region provides a variety of alpine and multi-pitch climbing venues. High up in the Remarkables mountain range overlooking the Whakatipu basin or high above the Dart and Matukituki valleys of World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park.
Rock Climbing Courses
We offer customised courses to progress your climbing skills. This includes instruction at levels of experience to safely pursue your own climbing goals. Learn skills for sport climbing, trad climbing, techniques and tactics for multi-pitch and alpine climbing, and vertical rescue.
Darrans Alpine Rock Climbing
Further afield is the alpine climbing mecca of the Darrans of Fiordland, a short drive from Milford Sound. The compact and rough granite provides an excellent medium and a range of intermediate to advanced grades. Some routes involve exposed technical approaches or multi-day tactics and bivying.
‘They have a wide range of different courses to pick from for every interest and skill level. They were also very responsive to emails and have very experienced guides. Would recommend!’
— James, Summer Mountaineering Course
‘Thank you again. That was an awesome day out and I really appreciated how generous [Tim] was with his time and knowledge. Tim crammed in more than I thought possible in a day.’
— Megan, Remarkables Alpine Rock Climbing Course
‘Thanks so much for doing a great job at coaching someone who had no idea what they were doing. I work with some great leaders so I know one when I see one! I am a beginner climber and [my guide] gave excellent instruction on how to be safe while taking me out of my comfort zone. I’ve found a new love for this sport and it’s thanks to him! Absolutely exceeded my expectations!!! Thanks Wanaka Mountain Guides!
— Landen, Mitre Peak Ascent